International Studies

Dr. Gao Bei

Dr. Gao Bei



910 962-2188


Teaching Lab Room 2100





International Studies

601 South College Road

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 28403-5629


  • 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

Professor Gao's academic interests include 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

  • INT 105: Introduction to International Studies
  • INT 484: China Encounters the World
  • INT 490: Senior Seminar in International Studies
  • 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)


Significant Publications

  • Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II (Oxford University Press, January 2013)
  • "The Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1941," in G. Kurt Piehler, ed. The Oxford Handbook of World War II (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • "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