Dr Xiang Gao

Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Xiang Gao

Phone: +61 6773 2905

Email: xgao5@une.edu.au

Qualifications

PhD in Politics and International Relations, The University of Auckland

MA in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University

Teaching Areas

International Relations; Chinese Politics; Politics in the Developing World

Research Interests

Research Interests

China’s international relations, international norms, and Asia Pacific politics

Recent Grants

2015-2016 ‘Norm Localisation in Domestic Practices: A Comparative Study of Implementing Convention on Biological Diversity in Japan and China,’ research project funded 1,900,000 JPY (approximately 24,000 AUD) by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Environment Fund, Japan, co-authored with Associate Professor Satomi Kohyama, University of Toyama, Japan.

Publications

Refereed Articles

2017 ‘The Law Relating to Hunting and Gathering Rights in the Traditional Territories of Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples,’ Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol 25, No 2, pp.125-148; co-authored with Dr Guy Charlton, AUT, New Zealand, and Associate Professor Daya Kuan, Taiwan National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

2017 ‘Constitutional conflict and the development of Canadian aboriginal law,’ The University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review, Vol.19, No. 5; co-authored with Dr Guy Charlton, AUT, New Zealand.

2016 ‘International Norms, Human Rights, and Indigenous Rights: The Legal Recognition of Indigenous Interests in Japan and Taiwan,’ Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol 24, No. 1, pp.60-82; co-authored with Dr Guy Charlton, Curtin University, Australia, and Associate Professor Mistuhiko Takahashi, University of Toyama, Japan.

2015 ‘Norm Localisation in Domestic Practices: An Analysis on Implementing Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Japan,’ Frontier for North East Asian Studies, Vol. 14, pp. 29-58; co-authored with Associate Professor Satomi Kohyama, University of Toyama, Japan.

2014 ‘Human Rights, Procedural Protections and the Social Construction of Mental Illness: Involuntary Civil Commitment under China’s New Mental Health Law,’ Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 15, No. 1, Article 3, pp.1-20; co-authored with Dr Guy Charlton, City University of Hong Kong, China.

2013 ‘China as a ‘Responsible Power’: Altruistic, Ambitious or Ambiguous?’ International Journal of China Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Supplement), December 2013, pp. 405-438.

Conference and Seminar Papers

2014 ‘The Incorporation and Transmutation of International Norms into Chinese Domestic Environmental Governance,’ New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference (NZPSA), Auckland, New Zealand, 1-3 December 2014.

2014 ‘Understanding China as a Responsible Power in International Society,’ Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Melbourne, Australia, 10 July 2014.

2014 ‘International Norms and Indigenous Rights in Taiwan and Japan,’ Faculty of Human Development, University of Toyama, Japan, 4 June 2014.

2013 ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibilities: China’s State Socialisation and International Environmental Regimes,’ New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference (NZPSA), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2-3 December 2013.

2013 ‘China’s Socialisation into International Norm of Human Rights and Democracy: A Case-Study of Libya and Syria Issues during “Arab Spring”, Biennial Conference of The Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA), Hobart, Australia, 9-11 July 2013.

2012 ‘Altruistic, Ambitious or Ambiguous: China’s Official Discourse of State Responsibility as a Responsible Power in International Society,’ New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference (NZPSA), Wellington, New Zealand, 26-28 November 2012.

Non-academic publications

2018 ‘Expert views: PRC constitution changes and NZ-China ties’, Asia Media Centre, New Zealand.

2017 ‘Expert view: 19th China CPC Congress will set tone for economic direction’, Asia Media Centre, New Zealand.

2017 ‘The origins of China’s Double 11 Day’, Asia Media Centre, New Zealand.

Work in Progress

2019 (Book manuscript) China in International Society: The Making of ‘Responsible Power’ Diplomacy

Memberships

2017-present, Research Associate, Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law, AUT, New Zealand

2016- 2018, Adjunct Professor in Law, Law School, Curtin University, Western Australia

2016, Honorary Academic in Politics and International Relations Politics and International Relations, The University of Auckland