Yang Shuya

Research interests

History of Pharmacy, History of Scientific Thought, Cultures of Natural History


Education experience

2016.9-2021.7, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Peking University (Ph.D.)

2019.1-2019.7,School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University (Visiting scholar)


Work experience

2021.10- 2023.7, School of Health Humanities, Peking University (Postdoc)

2023.8-now, School of Health Humanities, Peking University (Lecturer)



An Introduction to Dialectics of Nature

Chinese Marxism and Contemporary Era

Human Civilization and Disease Evolution

Medicine and Civilization



[1]. Yang Shuya. Theophrastus’ Classification of Plant Categories and the Principles. Journal of Dialectics of Nature (accepted)

[2]. Theophrastus’ Histories on the Grains and its Botanical Significance: Case Study on the Distinction between Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons. The Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology (accepted)

[3]. Yang Shuya. To Understand the Plant Kingdom: Theophrastus’ Inquiry into the Parts of Plant. Studies in Philosophy of Science and Technology , 2021, 38(3): 79–85.

[4]Yang Shuya. Theophrastus: The Father of Botany and His Masterpieces. Journal of Dialectics of Nature , 2021, 43(3): 118–126.

[5]. Liao, Y.1, Yang, S. Y.1, Li, X. N., Yang, X. W., Xu, G.*. Polyprenylated acylphloroglucinols from the fruits of Hypericum henryi. Science China Chemistry , 2016, 59(9): 1216–1223.

[6]. Yang, X. W., Yan, J., Liao, Y., Ye, Y., Li, Y. P., Yang, S. Y., Xia, F., Xu, G.*. Hypercohin K, a polycyclic polyprenylated acylphloroglucinol with an unusual spiro-fused cyclopropane ring from Hypericum cohaerens . Tetrahedron Letters , 2015, 56(41): 5537–5540.