Yi-Li Wu, Ph.D., is a historian of Chinese medicine and the author of Reproducing Women: Medicine, metaphor, and childbirth in late imperial China (University of California Press, 2010), which was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter Book Prize of the History of Science Society. In addition to her on-going research into the history of Chinese medicine for women, Yi-Li is writing a book on Chinese trauma medicine during the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. She also has a long-term project on the history of European-Chinese medical exchanges
Yi-Li holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in international relations and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. She was previously a faculty member in the department of history at Albion College (USA) for thirteen years, where she taught East Asian history and the history of medicine. She currently serves as a Research Fellow of the EASTmedicine Research Centre (University of Westminster, UK) and an Associate of the Center for Chinese Studies (University of Michigan, USA).