Yucong Hao

Yucong Hao
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Global China Studies

Yucong Hao is a cultural historian of twentieth-century China with a focus on literature, media, and performing arts. Working at the intersection of cultural history, performance studies, and postcolonial studies, her research traces the transnational making of modern Chinese culture and critically interrogates how a wide array of transnational cultural encounters contributed to the emergence of racial consciousness and postcolonial sensibility in modern China. 

Hao received her PhD in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Michigan with a certificate in World Performance Studies. Her work has appeared in Modern Asian StudiesInternational Comparative Literature, and Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, among others.


Select Publications

  • “Afro-Asian Resonances: Staging the Congo Crisis in 1960s' Chinese Theatre,” Modern Asian Studies, 2023, pp. 1–18 (online first).

  • “In Search of Alternative Soundscapes: International Modernism and Sonic Warfare in Late 1930s’ China,” International Comparative Literature, vol. 5, no. 3, 2022, pp. 136–155.

  • “Book Review: Cinema Off Screen: Moviegoing in Socialist China by Chenshu Zhou (University of California Press, 2021),” PRC History Review, no. 41.

  • “The Three Bodies of Xiqu: Intermediation and Remediation in China’s Xiqu Reform” (in Chinese), co-authored with Yihui Sheng, Journal of Beijing Dance Academy, no. 5, 2020, pp. 56–63.



  • PhD
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Research Interests

  • Modern China

  • Cultural History

  • Transnationalism

  • Performance Studies

  • Sound and Media Studies