Yidi Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of California, Irvine. Born and raised in Beijing, she graduated from Oberlin College in 2011. Her dissertation focuses on student activism in 1950s China. She has contributed a chapter on Yan’an Rectification in 1943: China at the Crossroads (Cornell East Asia Series, 2015), and co-authored with Jeffrey Wasserstrom a chapter about Chinese revolution and reform in Scripting Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2015), as well as the annotated bibliography “People’s Movement in 1989” (Oxford Bibliographies: Chinese Studies).

Last Updated: June 2, 2016



Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Yidi Wu, Ding Feng & more
It’s graduation time, and Chinese graduates from American colleges are now pondering what to do next: return to China or stay in the U.S. We reached out to recent graduates to ask about their decision-making process and how they view their prospects...