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 was Associate Professor of Chinese at University of North Georgia, Wofford College, and Clark Atlanta University before joining Ga Tech in 2016. 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 working on a textbook for an upper level Chinese course.

Research Fields:
  • Chinese
  • 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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