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Bai Gao, Professor, Sociology

Bai Gao
Contact Info:
Office Location:  341 Soc-Psych
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5620
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:

Teaching (Fall 2022):

    Languages 211, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM

Ph.D.Princeton University1994
SociologyPrinceton University1994
SociologyPrinceton University1990
Comparative Higher EducationBeijing University1986
Japanese Language & LiteratureBeijing University1983

Intellectual Interests
Research Interests:

I received my B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature in 1983, and M.A. in Comparative Higher Education in 1986 from Beijing University. I received an M.A. in 1990 and a Ph.D in Sociology in January 1994 from Princeton University. Before entering the United States, I worked as a research fellow at Beijing University. I have worked as visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, and the Yokohama National University. My major areas of research interest are economic sociology, organizational analysis, comparative historical sociology, political economy, Japanese society, Chinese society, and East Asian capitalism. I teach Comparative Sociology (SOC 110), Organizations and Their Environments (SOC 144), and The Digital Economy (First Year Seminar).

Areas of Interest:

Economic Sociology,
Comparative/Historical Sociology,
Comparative Political Economy


Asia • Japan • china • Economics • Sociology

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Qiushi Feng  
  • Li-Hsuan Cheng  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Gao, B, INTRODUCTION The Social Construction of Competitive Advantage, China: an International Journal, vol. 14 no. 1 (February, 2016), pp. 3-18, NUS PRESS PTE LTD
  2. Gao, B, “The United States is Leading the Third Industrial Revolution” (in Chinese), The Phoenix Weekly, vol. 437 (June, 2012), pp. 76-78
  3. Gao, B, “The benefits of Non-separation of State-Corporate Governance.”, The Phoenix Weekly, vol. 430 (March, 2012), pp. p. 84-p. 84
  4. Gao, B, “International Monetary Regimes and Domestic Political Economies: The Origins of the Global Glut of Liquidity.”, in The Handbook of the Sociology of Finance., edited by Cetina, KK; Preda, A (2012), Oxford University Press
  5. al, BGE, High-Speed Rail and China’s Grand Strategy in the 21 Century (in Chinese) (2012), Social Science Literature Press, Beijing, China