Yan Gao

Lecturer of Chinese

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Location:
Swann 333

Yan Gao received her Ph.D. from Emory University, M.A. from University of Minnesota, and B.A. from Peking University. She is a former associate professor of Chinese at the University of North Georgia, Wofford College, and Clark Atlanta University before joining Ga Tech. She has taught Chinese language at all levels, Chinese literature, film, culture, and world literature. Her research interest is in the areas of teaching Chinese as a second language, modern Chinese grammar, contemporary Chinese literature, and Chinese American literature. She is the author of The Art of Parody: Maxine Hong Kingston’s Use of Chinese Sources (Peter Lang, 1997) and the co-author of A Chinese Grammar for English Speakers 汉语语法指南 (Peking University Press, 2013; second printing, 2016). Currently she is writing a book on taboo language in Chinese culture. She was the coordinator of the introductory Chinese language courses and teaches in the Chinese Summer Program 2017-2019.

Research Fields:
  • Chinese
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • East-Asian Studies
  • Heritage Language Learning
  • Literature
  • CHIN-1001: Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN-1002: Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN-2001: Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN-2002: Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN-2011: Accelerated Inter Chin I
  • CHIN-3021: Chin Society & Culture I
  • CHIN-3022: Chin Society& Culture II
  • CHIN-4003: Advanced Chinese II
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