Yan Gao

Yan Gao

Instructor

Phone
901-678-3869
Email
ygao4@memphis.edu
Fax
901.678.2720
Office
122 Mitchell Hall
Office Hours
Call for Hours

Education

Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012

Fields of Interest

Late imperial and modern China; China's social and environmental history; civil society/public sphere in historical and contemporary China; history of water and rivers; comparative history of East and West

Courses taught

Modern China; Global Environmental History; Chinese Culture and Society; East and West: A Comparative History; The Environment and World History.

Representative publications

  • "The Retreat of The Horse: The Manchus, Land Reclamation and Local Ecology in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Jianghan Plain." In Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Tsui-jung Liu (Routledge, 2014).
  • "Population and Environmental Degradation in China (1750-1914)"; "Chinese Agriculture — Land Issues and Population Growth (1750-1914)"; "Human Impacts on the Water Cycle (1750-1914)." World History Encyclopedia, Era 7: The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914. Edited by James H. Overfield. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
  • Book Review. Tilt, Bryan, The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society. H-Environment, H-Net Reviews. January, 2011.