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Yu Ying-shih

Chinese-born American historian

Died when: 91 years 191 days (1098 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Yu Ying-shih

Yu Ying-shih (Chinese: ???; 22 January 1930 – 1 August 2021) was a Chinese-born American historian, sinologist, and the Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies, Emeritus, at Princeton University.

He was known for his mastery of sources for Chinese history and philosophy, his ability to synthesize them on a wide range of topics, and for his advocacy for a new Confucianism.

He was a tenured professor at Harvard University and Yale University before his time at Princeton.He was the elder brother of philosopher and educator Paul Yu.

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