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Dr. Gengsong Gao

Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
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    • Grants and Fellowships

      2014-2015: Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of South Carolina, SC  

      2014: Seung Youn Kim Dissertation Award, University of South Carolina, SC 

      2013-2014: Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant, Harvard University, MA

      2013-2014: SPARC Graduate Research Grant, University of South Carolina, SC

      2011: Carroll and Edward Fellowship in Liberal Arts, University of South Carolina, SC

      2005-2006: Guanghua Scholarship, Peking University, Beijing, China          

      2004-2005: Academic Excellence Award, Peking University, Beijing, China 

      2001-2002: Prize Student Award, Sichuan Normal University, Sichuan, China 

    • Presentations

      “Dis(use) of Theory in Contemporary China.” 2014 Annual Conference of American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, April 2014.

      “A Word That Disordered a World: Modern (Mis)translation of Fengjian in China.” The 16th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference, University of South Carolina, March 2014.    

      “A Word That Disordered a World: Modern (Mis)translation of Fengjian in China.” 2013 Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, Guilford University, October 2013.

      “Online Reception of Contemporary Chinese Mainstream Literature.” 2013 Annual Conference of American Comparative Literature Association, University of Toronto, April 2013.

      “Factuality or Fictionality: A Study of the Debate on Chinese Reportage.” 2012 Southeast Conference/Association of Asian Studies, Furman University, January 2012.

  • Publications

    A Novel Approach to China: What China Debaters Can Learn from Contemporary Chinese Novelists. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

    Journal Articles

    Chinese Celebrities’ Political Signaling on Weibo.” China Quarterly. Co-authored with Dan Chen. Forthcoming

    “Chinese Centrist Liberal Critics of Donald Trump: A Reconsideration of Contemporary Chinese Liberalism.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs,June, 2022.

    “Post-Tiananmen Liberal Intellectuals’ Use of Chinese History and Tradition.” Journal of Contemporary China, November, 2021.

    “America’s China Studies in the Post-Cold War Era: From Theoretical Shift to Self-Reflective Dialogue.”Academic Journal of Sino-US Humanities, winter, 2021.

    “The Transgressive Rhetoric of Standup Comedy in China: Self-Deprecation and Ambiguity.” Critical Discourse Studies, August 2021. Co-authored with Dan Chen.

    “Arrows Are Targeted at Both the Left and the Right: Han Shaogong’s Intervention into Chinese Intellectual Discourse.” Neohelicon, May 2021.

    “Oral Reading Miscues and Reading Comprehension by Chinese L2 Learners.” The journal of Reading in A Foreign Language in Winter, 2020. Co-authored with Helen Shen and Yi Zhou.

    “Working through Power, Discourse and Subject Formation: Wang Xiaobo’s Contribution to the Chinese Intellectual Debate.” Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 31.1(2019): 121-160.

    “Yan   Fu’s  (Mis)translation  of  Feudal/Feudalism.” Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection, 19.1 (2016): 23-38.

    “Software Review: Rocket Chinese Premium.” The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Journal, 30.2 (2013): 285-92.(Co-authored with Wei Cheng)