Department of History

Gao Bei, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies


  • Ph.D. in History, University of Virginia
  • Master of Law (International Relations), University of Kitakyushu, Japan
  • B.A. in International Relations, University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Academic Interests

The politics and society of modern China and Japan, the history of international relations in East Asia, and China's relationship to the wider world.

Courses Taught

  • HST 377: The Cold War in Asia
  • HST 466/527: War and Diplomacy in Modern East Asia
  • HST 361: History of Modern Japan (Spring 2016)
  • INT 105: Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 484: China Encounters the World

Significant Publications

"The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941," in G. Kurt Piehler, ed. The Oxford Handbook of
World War II
(Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II (Oxford University Press, January 2013)

"The Chinese Nationalist Government's Policy towards European Jewish Refugees
during World War Two." Modern China, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Spring 2011), pp. 202-237