Timothy Yang Portrait

Timothy Yang

Assistant Professor in the Department of History
Pacific University

Timothy Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Pacific University (Oregon, USA). His teaching and research interests include East Asian history, imperialism, the history of science and medicine, the history of business and capitalism, and the relationship between history and memory. His book manuscript, currently titled, "Drugs and the Business of Empire in Modern Japan," is forthcoming from Cornell University Press. Dr. Yang received his doctorate in History from Columbia University in 2013.


  • Toward Global Histories of Pharmaceuticals in East Asia

    This brief essay considers the history of pharmaceuticals in East Asia. It begins with a discussion of the burgeoning popularity of cultural and social histories of modern medicine in East Asia, and it describes the benefits and potential pitfalls of examining medicines as commodities.


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