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Dr.  Gengsong  Gao
Dr. Gengsong Gao
Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
Coordinator, Chinese Studies Program
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 


“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.


“A Word That Disorders the World: Yan Fu’s Engagement with Fengjian and Feudalism.” Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection, under review.

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

Ph.D., University of South Carolina 2015
Comparative Literature
M.A., Peking University 2006
British and American Literature
B.A., Sichuan Normal University 2003
English and Education
Contact Information
203 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 289-8096
Areas of Expertise
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Intellectual History
Popular Culture and Modernity Theories
Technology in Foreign Language Education