School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Gloria Davies is a literary scholar and historian of China who conducts research, supervises and teaches in several areas: Chinese intellectual and literary history from the 1890s to the present; contemporary Chinese thought; comparative literature and critical theory; and studies of cultural flows in the digital age.
She completed her Honours degree at the Australian National University and her PhD at the University of Melbourne. She is a member of Research in Literary Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Monash and an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, based at the Australian National University.
Gloria’s recent and current research includes: rhetoric and style in Chinese intellectual discourse; a study of China’s best-known modern writer Lu Xun (1881-1936); dissent and Chinese public culture in the digital age; and Chinese critical inquiry in an age of prosperity.