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Harry Yi-Jui Wu

Assistant Professor

School of Humanities and Social Sciences/ LKC School of Medicine


Harry Yi-Jui Wu received his DPhil in History from the University of Oxford in 2012. He is assistant professor in medical humanities at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to his career as a historian, he studied medicine in Taiwan with further training experiences in psychiatry and psychoanalytic studies. Before coming to Singapore, he was Clifford Norton Student in the history of science at The Queen’s College, Oxford, doctoral fellow at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and postdoctoral fellow in humanitarian studies at the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. 

Currently, his work deals with the humanitarian intervention of psychiatric sciences regarding the aftermaths of the Second World War and the anxiety surrounding the indeterminable time of postwar worldwide rehabilitation. Apart from preparing his first monograph on the social history of international classification of psychiatric diagnoses, he is now conducting a project on issues of ‘being mentally-illed’ in post-socialist China.