- M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University
- B.A. in Economics from Peking University
Yingtian He works on early modern China, with a specialization in the history of knowledge and the theory of things. Focusing on the intersection of intellectual history and material culture, knowing and practicing, his current research deals with the rise of evidential studies and the cultural-intellectual transformation of the Ming-Qing period.
Before joining Princeton, Yingtian received a B.A. in Economics from Peking University (2013) and an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University (2016).