- M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University
- B.A. in Economics from Peking University
Yingtian He is a doctoral candidate in early modern China. His research concerns the history of knowing and theory of things. He is currently working on his dissertation project, “Deep into the Textures: The Book of Poetry and the Study of Wu in High-Qing China,” which explores the nature of knowledge and materiality through the venue of evidential studies.