Harry Yi-Jui Wu MD.DPhil

I am a historian of medicine. I was trained in medicine in Taiwan before obtaining DPhil in modern history at the University of Oxford in 2012. My current research projects mainly focus on the transnational histories of mental health. My first book, Mad by the Millions: Mental Disorders and the Early Years of the World Health Organization, was published by MIT Press in 2021. Besides historical research, I am also interested in commenting and critiquing humanities pedagogy in medical education.

While at Oxford, I was Clifford Norton student in the History of Science at The Queen’s College. Before becoming Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung University, I taught at Nanyang Technological University and the University of Hong Kong between 2013 and 2021, where I was lead medical humanities programmes of two schools of medicine. In 2020, I was elected Early Career Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Humanities.


I am currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Social History of Medicine. In addition, I am also on the board of Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine.


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