Yunxiang Gao

Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History Toronto, Ontario y1gao@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6204

Bio/Research

Dr. Yunxiang Gao was born in Inner Mongolia, China, beyond the west side of the Great Wall. Before joining Ryerson, she was a pre-doctoral Fellow at the Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr. Gao’s publications include the cover article in Gender an...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Yunxiang Gao was born in Inner Mongolia, China, beyond the west side of the Great Wall. Before joining Ryerson, she was a pre-doctoral Fellow at the Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr. Gao’s publications include the cover article in Gender and History: “The Nationalist and Feminist Discourses on ‘Jianmei’ (Fit/Robust Beauty) during China’s ‘National Crisis’ in the 1930s.” The journal nominated the article for the Berkshire Conference Best Article Prize in 2006, and it also was translated and published in Chinese by the Shanghai Sanlian Bookstore in 2009. Her cover article “Sex, Sports, and ‘National Crisis’ 1931-1945: The ‘Athletic Movie Star’ Li Lili (1915-2005)” appeared in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture in 2010. Her interview with the Chinese independent film-maker, Shi Qing, appeared in Proceedings of Image, Flux: China, New Work in Video, Art, Documentary Film, and Independent Film in 2006. Dr. Gao also published encyclopaedia entries on sports, Chinese-Americans, and the relationship between China and African-Americans. She has written book reviews for the Canadian Journal of History and the Journal of Asian Studies. Dr. Gao has submitted her book manuscript “Women Warriors: Sports, Gender, Cinema, and Nation State during China’s ‘National Crisis’ from 1931 to 1945” for publication, and has an article “Soo Yong (1902-84): Hollywood Actress and Cosmopolitan of the Asian Diaspora,” and a book chapter, “The Reception of W. E. and Shirley Graham Du Bois in Maoist China,” forthcoming. Dr. Gao also is a member of the graduate faculty.

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