Yusheng Yao is Associate Professor of History at Rollins College. Professor Yao's research interests include twentieth-century Chinese history, especially the issue of modernity and cultural identity. He has published articles on modern Chinese history, literature, and contemporary politics in Modern China, the China Quarterly, Twentieth-Century China and the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.
Current Research Projects and Interests: Tao Xingzhi's educational radicalism
“Land Expropriation, Village Politics, Local and Central Governments” in China: An International Journal, Vol. 16, No.4 (Nov. 2018) 26-46.
“Village Elections and Rise of a New Elite” in Local Elites in Post-Mao China, ed. Yingjie Guo (London and New York: Routledge, 2018) 53-72.
“Elite Competition, Factionalism, and Strongman Governance in a Central China Village,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.26 No. 108 (Nov. 2017) 901-914.