Gloria Davies


Accepting PhD Students

1993 …2020

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Personal profile


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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Research Output

Political enchantments: Aesthetic practices and the Chinese state

Davies, G., Sorace, C. & Saussy, H., 2020, In : Critical Inquiry. 46, 3, p. 476-481 6 p.

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Davies, G., 2019, Afterlives of Chinese Communisim: Political concepts from Mao To Xi. Sorace, C., Franceschini, I. & Loubre, N. (eds.). Acton ACT Austrlia: ANU E Press, p. 89-96 7 p.

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Talking (up) power

Davies, G., 2019, China Story Yearbook: Power. Golley, J., Jaivin, L., Farrelly, P. J. & Strange, S. (eds.). Acton ACT Australia: ANU E Press, p. 36-49 14 p.

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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.

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  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Pacific Affairs (Journal)

Gloria Davies (Editorial board member)
2016 → …

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