Xiaofei Gao

TitlePh.D. Candidate
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
OfficeHumanities 1, rm 440
Campus Mail StopHistory Department
Xiaofei Gao

Research Interests

Modern China, East Asian History, Colonialism and Modernity, Labor studies, Gender and Sexuality, Environmental History

Dissertation Topic: Maritime Manchuria: Empire, State, and Laborers 1905-2015

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, in process
M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
M.A. Nankai University, Tianjin, China
B.A. Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Honors, Awards and Grants

2017-18 Chancellor's Dissertation-Year Fellowship, University of California

2016 Institute for Humanities Summer Research Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2016 History Department Dissertation Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2015 History Department Summer Dissertation Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2015 AAS CIAC Small Grant, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies

2015 History Department Small Research Grant, UC Santa Cruz

2014-2015 The Japan Foundation Fellowship, Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields

2014 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Program in China Studies, Pre-Dissertation Grant, the Henry Luce Foundation

2013 CV Starr International Initiative Scholarship and Middlebury Grant, Middlebury College

2012-2013 History Department Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz

2012 Summer Travel Grant, Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz

2011-2012 UC Regents Fellowship, University of California  


Selected Publications

 “Life and Death in the Fisheries of Northeastern China, 1905-1907.” In Still Facing East: International Scholar on Japanese Culture. Wydawnictwo Nowa Strona, 2016.

Chinese translation for Gail Hershatter. “Did Rural Chinese Women Have a Revolution? If So, What Remains?” Research on Women in Modern Chinese History (Taibei: Research on Women in Modern Chinese History, SINICA, 2015, Vol. 26), 193–210.

Gao Xiaofei and Li Shaobing. “From Moral Instruction to Educational Relief: Transformation of Charitable Institutions in the Cities of Beijing and Tianjin in the Early twentieth Century,” Historical Archives (Beijing: The First Historical Archives of China, 2009 Vol. 115), 97-103.

Selected Presentations

“The People’s Fishery: The Great Leap Forward in the Coastal Villages,” The New England Association for Asian Studies, Boston College, Jan 28-29, 2017. 

“Life and Death in the Fisheries of Northeastern China, 1905-1907,” The Third Conference of East Asian Environmental History (EAEH 2015), Kagawa, Japan, October 22-25, 2015.

"A Case Study of a Manchurian bandit and a Review of Northeast China Studies in the English-Language Scholarship," The Annual Conference of Modern China Research, Qinhuangdao, China, August 19-20, 2014. 

“Memory of Banditry: the Portrayal of the Woman Bandit Tuolong in China's Long Twentieth Century,” The Annual Conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), June 7-9, 2013.  

“Criminal, Victim and Heroine: the Portrayal of a Woman Bandit Tuolong 驼龙 in Twentieth Century China,” 4th Annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference, April 26-27, 2013.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz

 HIS 140D Recent Chinese History (Spring 2017)