Ernest P. Young

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Ernest P. Young is an American historian of China and East Asia who focused his research on the Catholic Church in China, Sino-Japanese relations, and Yuan Shikai's presidency. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1968 to 2002.


Young earned a PhD. in History and Far Eastern Languages at Harvard University in 1965. Young worked at the Embassy of Japan for the Ambassador and at Dartmouth College. He moved to the University of Michigan in 1968, was eventually promoted to professor in  1974, and in 2002, retired and became an emeritus professor.[1]

During the Vietnam War, his venture to Japan to interview a group of young anti-war deserters known as "The Intrepid Four" made headlines.[2]

His marriage to foreign policy expert Marilyn B. Young, a professor at New York University, ended in divorce. He later remarried M. Brady Mikusko, a life coach and mediator.


  • Yuan Shih-kai's Rise to the Presidency (University of Michigan Press, 1967)
  • The Presidency of Yuan Shih-k'ai (The University of Michigan Press, 1977)
  • Ecclesiastical Colony: China's Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate (Oxford University Press, 2013)


  1. ^ "Ernest P. Young". Faculty History Project. Retrieved 17 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Robert Trumbull (5 November 1967). "4 U.S. DESERTERS SOUGHT IN JAPAN; Police Hunting Carrier Men Upon Request by Navy". New York Times. Retrieved 22 September 2011.