Jie (Selina) Gao

Gao

Education 
Ph.D., The University of Western Ontario, 2010
M.A., Beijing University, 2003
Double B.A., Beijing University, 2000

Publications 
Books:
Saving the Nation through Culture—The Folklore Movement in Republican China, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, April 2019. This work received an ASPP (Awards to Scholarly Publications Program) Publication Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Zhongguo ershi shiji tongjian (Comprehensive Mirror of 20th Century China), 1911-1915, Vol. 3, co-authored with Manhong Ji, Yongsheng Li and Jianyun Dong, Beijing: Xianzhuang shuju (Thread-Binding Books Publishing House), September 2002.
Peer Reviewed Articles
“Refining Modern Beauties: Chinese Women in Cigarette Cards, 1900-37,” East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 237-254, September 2018.
“China’s Encounter with the West: Sino-French Relations before the Arrow War,” Yonsei Journal of International Studies: Politics & Culture, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 84-105, Spring-Summer 2017.
“The Architectural Symbolism of Chinese Imperial Power: The Magnificent Design, Distinct Colors and Lucky Numbers of the Forbidden City,” Education About Asia, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 9-17, Winter 2016.
“Promoting ‘Low Culture’: The Origin of the Modern Chinese Folklore Movement,” Canadian Journal of History, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 3-30, Spring-Summer 2015.
“Bangqiu: MLB’s Role in Baseball's Comeback in the People’s Republic of China,” co-authored with Sean J. McLaughlin, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 332-350, February 2015 (Published online: 09 Jun 2014).
“Brushed Past: U.S.-CCP Relations, 1941-45,” co-authored with Sean J. McLaughlin, Yonsei Journal of International Studies: Law & Order, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 39-63, Spring-Summer 2014.
“Chinese Women’s Clothing in Transition during the 20th Century,” Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 8-28, Spring 2013.
“Sun Zhongshan yu meizhou hongmen zhigongtang” (Sun Yat-sen and the Freemanson Organization in America), in Sun Zhongshan yu xinhai geming (Sun Yat-sen and the Revolution of 1911), edited by Xu Wanmin, pp. 511- 533, Beijing: Beijing tushu chubanshe (Peking Library Press), October, 2002. 
Translations and Short Articles: 
Translation of Chang Jui-te’s “Bombs don’t Discriminate? Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Air-Raid-Shelter Experiences of the Wartime Chongqing Population,” in James Flath and Norman Smith (eds.), Beyond Suffering: Recounting War in Modern China (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011), pp. 59-79.
“Why They Served. Patriotism, Vengeance and Idealism: Why Canadians Fought in the First World War,” with Sean J. McLaughlin, The Observer (Sarnia, Ontario), November 8, 2008, C1. 
“Zouguo bainian (1951-1960),” (A part of one Century of Activity—Walking Through a Hundred Years, 1901-2000 [1951-1960]), Beijing Youth Daily, 30th edition, December 12 & 13, 2000.

Courses Taught  
Understanding the Pre-modern World
Understanding Our Contemporary World
World Civilization II
History of East Asia
Modern East Asia
Modern China in the Global World
East Meets West: The Transformation of Chinese Culture
Modern China
Modern Japan
History of Modern China
China in Revolution
Mao’s China and Afterwards
Communist China from Mao to the Present
Beijing: Its Heritage and Modern Life
Historical Data from Early Modern China
An Approach to Modern Chinese History: The Intellectuals and the State
War and Revolution in 20th Century China
Studies on Sino-Russian Relations

Research and Teaching Interests:
Popular Culture; Intellectual History; Women’s Studies; Chinese Social and Political History; Sino-foreign Relations.