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Jeffrey Nathan Wasserstrom

Jeffrey Nathan Wasserstrom, American history educator. Fulbright-Hays grantee United States Government, China, 1986-1987; Chinese Studies fellow American Council Learned Societies, 1987; Spencer Post-doctoral fellow National Academy Education, 1990-1991. Member American History Association (Fairbank prize committee since 1996), Association for Asian Studies.


  • Wasserstrom, Jeffrey Nathan was born on January 4, 1961 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Son of Richard A. and Phyllis (Levin) Wasserstrom.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University California, Santa Cruz, 1982. Master of Arts in East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University California, Berkeley, 1989.


    • Assistant professor history University Kentucky, Lexington, 1989-1991, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991-1994, associate professor history, since 1994. Consultant Long Bow Films, Brookline, Massachusetts, since 1989. Visiting associate professor University California San Diego, La Jolla, 1994-1995.


    • Author: Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China, 1991. Co-editor: Popular Protest and Political Culture in Modern China, 1992, 94. Associate editor American History Review.

      Member editorial board Social History, since 1990. Principal consultant (documentary film) The Gate of Heavenly Peace, 1995 (Peabody award 1997).


    Member American History Association (Fairbank prize committee since 1996), Association for Asian Studies.


    • Married Anne Elizabeth Bock, June 10, 1984. Children: Samuel, Gina.
    • father: Richard A. Wasserstrom
    • mother: Phyllis (Levin) Wasserstrom
    • spouse: Anne Elizabeth Bock
    • children: Samuel Wasserstrom
    • Gina Wasserstrom
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    Born January 4, 1961
    (age 56)
    • 1982
      University California
    • 1984
      Harvard University
    • 1989
      University California
    • 1989 - 1991
      Assistant, professor history University Kentucky
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1991 - 1994
      Assistant, professor history University Kentucky
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States