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About Yue-Him Tam

Yue-Him Tam's research interests are in intellectual history in modern Japan and China; Sino-Japanese relations; Asian American issues; and war crimes and remembrance in contemporary Asia-Pacific. Tam has published widely on modern Japanese history and Sino-Japanese relations. He is past president of the San Francisco-based Global Alliance for Preserving the History of World War II in Asia and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the East Asian Library Journal (Princeton University). He also sits on the trustee boards of some independent and charter schools in Hong Kong and Saint Paul, and holds honorary and visiting academic positions in Japan and the People's Republic of China.
Tam has been teaching at Macalester since 1990.
EDUCATION: Dip., New Asia College, Hong Kong
M.A., Indiana University
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University


Present Professor, History, Macalester College


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  • History of Modern China
  • History of Modern Japan
  • War Crimes and Memory in Contemporary East Asia
  • Introduction to East Asian Civilization
  • History of Traditional China

Contact Information

Macalester College
Old Main 303
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (13)

Books (16)