Dr. Gao Yunxiang (高云翔) is professor of history. Her research focuses primarily on trans-Pacific cultural history in the twentieth century through a multilingual approach. She has written two books. Arise, Africa! Roar, China!: Black and Chinese Citizens of the World in the Twentieth Century is forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press in 2021. https://medium.com/fairbank-center/arise-africa-roar-china-black-and-chinese-citizens-of-the-world-in-the-twentieth-century-b9839359b467, external link .This book focuses on the interactions of W.E.B Du Bois, Paul Robeson, https://vimeo.com/652173337, external link Langston Hughes, the founder of mass singing Liu Liangmo (刘良模 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9JsXtKmmlU, external link, external link), and the modern dancer-choreographer Sylvia Si-lan Chen Leyda (陈茜兰). Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China’s National Crisis, 1931-1945, appeared with the University of British Columbia Press in 2013.
Dr. Gao has published articles in The Du Bois Review, Gender and History, The Journal of American East-Asian Relations, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Socialism and Democracy, and Sport in Society. Several of her articles have been translated into Chinese.
Currently, she is finishing two biographies, modeling a trans-nationalized Asian and Asian American history. They are tentatively entitled “Soo Yong (杨秀ca.1903-1984): A Hollywood Actress and Cosmopolitan of the Asian Diasporas” ( https://bit.ly/3dYGzBG, external link, external link); and “Wang Yung (王莹 ca.1913-1974): From Child Bride, Shanghai’s ‘Literary Star,’ to the Trans-Pacific ‘Drama Queen.’”
Dr. Gao also is a member of the graduate faculty.