Xiao-huang Yin

Professor, American Studies; Affiliated Faculty, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Affiliated Faculty, History

Yin specializes in Asian American studies, U.S.-Asia relations, and modern China.


  • Office: Swan Hall
  • Email: emyin@oxy.edu
  • Phone: (323) 259-2578
  • Office Hours: M 2-3 and W 2-2:30 also by appointment

Department Chair, American Studies

Education: B.A., Nanjing University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Xiao-huang Yin is currently Chair of the American Studies Department, Special Adviser to the President on Chinese Initiatives, and Co-PI for the Luce China-Environment Studies Project at Occidental College. He is also a Changjiang (Yangtze River) Research Professor at Nanjing University in China and has served as the founding director of the Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University and represented CIEE and IES to conduct program reviews in China. Specializing in transnational studies of the Chinese/Asian American experience, U.S.-China relations, and modern China, Dr. Yin is the author of Chinese American Literature since the 1850s (Illinois) and co-editor of The Expanding Roles of Chinese Americans in U.S.-China Relations (M.E. Sharpe). He is also an advisory editor of and a contributor to New Americans: Immigration to the United States since the 1960s (Harvard) and a contributor to many other books, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (Oxford), The Blackwell Companion to American Immigration (Blackwell), Chinese American Transnationalism (Temple), Diaspora Philanthropy and Equitable Development: Perspectives on China and India (Harvard), American Babel: Essays on Language, Immigration and Translation (Harvard), The Outlook of U.S.-China Relations (Hong Kong), and Multilingual America: Transnationalism, Ethnicity, and the Languages of American Literature (NYU) as well as journals/magazines such as American Quarterly, American Studies, American Periodicals, Arizona Quarterly, Journal of American-East Asian Relations, Atlantic Monthly, etc. In addition, he has published extensively in Chinese on the Chinese Diaspora, U.S.-China relations and transcultural studies.