Gloria Davies is a literary scholar, historian and translator whose research covers a range of 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 was trained in modern and classical Chinese at ANU where she completed her Honours degree. As a graduate student at the University of Melbourne, she read literary theory and worked on modern Chinese literary history.
She is Professor of Chinese Studies at Monash University where she is a member of the research network, Literary and Cultural Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, and a member of the Monash Asia Institute’s advisory board. She teaches, supervises and engages in collaborative research across several areas in Asian cultural and media studies. Her recent and current research deals with issues in contemporary Chinese thought and public culture on the Chinese Internet. She is also working on a collaborative project concerning Chinese ways of thinking in the global digital age. A book on contemporary Chinese thought is underway, as is a monograph on digital dissent in China. She co-edits The China Story Journal and Thinking China on the CIW’s China Story website.