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Peijie Mao, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
ROTC Chinese Flagship Academic Director
Phone: 706-864-1841

Office: Dunlap Hall 305B, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Modern Chinese literature and culture


Dr. Peijie Mao received her doctorate from Stanford University, has a master’s degree from Stanford, and a bachelor's from Peking University. She has been an assistant professor of Chinese at the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, California, and brings a wealth of experience teaching Chinese in intensive formats. Her dissertation focuses on the role of popular magazines in the configuration of urban modernity in early twentieth century China. 

Dr. Mao serves as the academic director for the ROTC Chinese Flagship program. 


  • Ph.D., Chinese Literature, Stanford University, 2009
  • M.A., Modern Chinese Literature, Peking University, 2000
  • B.A. , Philosophy, Peking University, 1997

Research/Special Interests

  • Chinese narrative and criticism
  • Modern Chinese literature and culture
  • Popular culture, gender studies, and cultural studies


Book chapters:

  • “Traditional Chinese Ethics,” “Chinese Philosophy and Religion,” “Chinese Literature” in Area and Intercultural Studies within the Foreign Language Region (in press). Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2013.
  • Three lessons in Chinese Basic Course: Reading and Writing II. Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2012.


  • Mao, Peijie. “Apps for classroom integration and individualized homework assignments.” Dialog on Language Instruction, July 2014. (in progress)
  • Mao, Peijie. “Constructing the culture dream of the ‘middle society’ in popular media of early Republican Shanghai.” (in progress)
  • Mao, Peijie. “The Urban Women under ‘Blockade’ – On Women Writers in Occupied Shanghai (1941–1945).” Xiandai Zhongguo [Modern China] 3 (2002).
  • Mao, Peijie. “Cai Yuanpei's Innovation of Education System.” In Eternity on Campus – Cai Yuanpei in My Eyes, edited by Qian Liqun. Chengdu: Sichuan People's Publishing House, 2000.
  • Mao, Peijie, and Wang, Feng. “History of Scholarship, Transformation, and Peking University – An Interview with Professor Chen Pingyuan”, Journal of Graduate Students in Peking University 53 (1998).

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Chinese, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor of Chinese, Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Monterrey, California, 2009-2014
  • Adjunct Professor of Chinese, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2008-2009
  • Language Instructor, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2002-2009 

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