Charlotte Furth is Professor Emerita of Chinese History at the University of Southern California. Before moving to USC in 1989, she spent two decades on the faculty of California State University at Long Beach. The book based on her Stanford PhD dissertation, Ting Wen-chiang: Science and China’s New Culture, was published by Harvard East Asian Monograph Series in 1970. A Flourishing Yin: Gender in China’s Medical History (University of California Press, 1999) was awarded the “Women in Science” prize by the History of Science Society in 2001. For her scholarship and service to the profession, including work as journal editor and on several important edited volumes, she was honored for “Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies” by the Association for Asian Studies in 2012.
Watch Professor Charlotte Furth's speech about her book at the AAS Cambria Press reception (or read the transcript of her speech).