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Yan He

China Documentation Center Librarian
Global Resources Center
Research & User Services
Digital Collections for Chinese Studies

Dr. Yan He is China Documentation Center Librarian at Global Resources Center and Coordinator for International Cooperation at George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI).

Prior to the George Washington University, she worked as the curator of the Dr. Shao You-Bao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center at Ohio University Libraries, and post-doctoral research fellow at the Free University Berlin. Yan received her BA and MA in history from Northeast Normal University and her PhD in history from Peking University. She also holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in geography from Indiana University.

Office location
Gelman Library, 704G
Phone number
Research consultation area(s)
Arts and Humanities
Global Affairs
Social Sciences
Collection development area(s)
China Documentation Center
Chinese Language and Literature
Global Resources Center
Taiwan Research Center
Areas of expertise
Chinese Studies, Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship