Jie (Selina) Gao


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

Books or Book Chapters:
Saving the Nation through Culture—The Folklore Movement in Republican China (1918-1949), Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, Spring 2019.
Zhongguo ershi shiji tongjian (Comprehensive Mirror of 20th Century China), 1901-1920, Vol. 1, edited by Gong Yuzhi, Beijing: Xianzhuang shuju (Thread-Binding Books Publishing House), September 2002, p. 770-838.
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, p. 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.