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James Zheng Gao

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    Professional affiliation

    Associate Professor, University of Maryland

    Full Biography

    Professor Gao has previously been an Assistant Professor at Peking University and Newport News University, and a Research Associate at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He has written two books: Meeting Technology's Advance: Social Changes in China and Zimbabwe in the Railway Age (1997) and The Communist Takeover of Hangzhou: The Transformation of City and Cadre, 1949-1954 (2004). He has written several articles including "From Rural Revolution to Urban Revolutionization: A Case Study of Luzhongnan," "War, Culture, Nationalism, and Political Campaigns, 1950-53," "Two Enemies in the Cultural evolution," "The Status of Women in the 17th Century China," "Myth, Memory, and Rice History in Shanghai" and "Discourse Analyses of the American Policy toward Taiwan." Professor Gao has received the Robert D. Gries Prize from Yale University in 1994, an NEH Summer Grant in 1995, and the Summer Research Award from the University of Maryland in 1999.