Gloria Davies


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Gloria Davies conducts research across several areas: Chinese intellectual and literary history from the 1890s to the present; contemporary Chinese thought; comparative literature and critical theory; and studies of cultural flows in the digital age.

Trained in Sinology at the Australian National University, she read literary theory and modern Chinese literature as a graduate student at the University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience in developing inter-disciplinary and inter-Faculty collaborative projects. She is a member of the Literature Research Unit within the Faculty of Arts at Monash. She is an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, based at the Australian National University.

Research area keywords

  • modern Chinese thought
  • Chinese intellectual politics
  • modern and contemporary Chinese literature
  • literary and cultural theory
  • digital media in China
  • Chinese cultural studies

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Projects 2002 2018

Research Output 1997 2018

Feng Zhi, Mu Dan and the Nine Leaves

Davies, G., 2018, Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature. Dong Gu, M. & Feng, T. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 247-261 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Discursive heat: Humanism in 1980's China

Davies, G., 2017, A New Literary History of Modern China. Der-wei Wang, D. (ed.). Cambridge Massachusett USA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, p. 758-763 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prosper or perish

Davies, G., 2017, China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity. Golley, J. & Jaivin, L. (eds.). Canberra ACT Australia: ANU E Press, p. 226-243 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The language of discipline

Davies, G., 2017, Control : Control: China Story Yearbook 2016. Golley, J., Jaivin, L. & Tomba, L. (eds.). Acton ACT Australia: ANU E Press, p. 108-129 21 p. (China Story Yearbook 2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution

Davies, G. (ed.), Tomba, L. (ed.) & Goldkorn, J. (ed.), 2016, Acton ACT Australia: The Australian National University. 278 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Pacific Affairs (Journal)

Gloria Davies (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility