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Gang Pan

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Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Assistant Professor

Email: gangpan@yorku.ca


Gang Pan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literatures, Languages & Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. His PhD was a collaboration of East Asian Studies (Department of East Asian Studies) and Sexual Diversity Studies (Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies) at the University of Toronto. He was an editor of Bejing Literature. His research project in progress is “Prodigals in Love: Narrating Gay Identity on the Early Internet in China.” The research studies the eruption of gay narratives, numbering tens of thousands, on the Chinese internet in its first decade, from 1995 to 2005. The research reveals how a generation of men swiftly translated a cluster of conditions converging at the advent of the internet to form a gay identity and collectivity in a society where openly challenging the authorities was minimal. Gang Pan is the third author of a Chinese language textbook, Speaking Out: Issues and Controversies (geshu jijian) (by Hsiao-wei Rupprecht, Jianhua Shen, Gang Pan, Yanfei Li, and Yu Wen), to be published in by Routledge in May 2020. His teaching and research interests include Chinese Language, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture, Chinese Martial Arts Culture, Chinese Cinema, Chinese Theatre, Sexuality in China, and Digital Culture in China. Professor Gang Pan provides in his courses a purview of modern Chinese culture encompassing language, literature, martial arts culture, sexuality, cinema, theatre, and digital culture. His teaching integrates analytical skills, critical thinking, prospect and progressiveness. He sees teaching as a practice to help students to grow into future leaders with conscience in an ever-changing world.

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Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH4300 6.0 A Classical Chinese Fiction SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH3820 6.0 A Modern Chinese Literature SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH4300 6.0 A Classical Chinese Fiction SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH3820 6.0 A Modern Chinese Literature SEMR


Gang Pan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literatures, Languages & Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. His PhD was a collaboration of East Asian Studies (Department of East Asian Studies) and Sexual Diversity Studies (Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies) at the University of Toronto. He was an editor of Bejing Literature. His research project in progress is “Prodigals in Love: Narrating Gay Identity on the Early Internet in China.” The research studies the eruption of gay narratives, numbering tens of thousands, on the Chinese internet in its first decade, from 1995 to 2005. The research reveals how a generation of men swiftly translated a cluster of conditions converging at the advent of the internet to form a gay identity and collectivity in a society where openly challenging the authorities was minimal. Gang Pan is the third author of a Chinese language textbook, Speaking Out: Issues and Controversies (geshu jijian) (by Hsiao-wei Rupprecht, Jianhua Shen, Gang Pan, Yanfei Li, and Yu Wen), to be published in by Routledge in May 2020. His teaching and research interests include Chinese Language, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture, Chinese Martial Arts Culture, Chinese Cinema, Chinese Theatre, Sexuality in China, and Digital Culture in China. Professor Gang Pan provides in his courses a purview of modern Chinese culture encompassing language, literature, martial arts culture, sexuality, cinema, theatre, and digital culture. His teaching integrates analytical skills, critical thinking, prospect and progressiveness. He sees teaching as a practice to help students to grow into future leaders with conscience in an ever-changing world.


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH4300 6.0 A Classical Chinese Fiction SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH3820 6.0 A Modern Chinese Literature SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH4300 6.0 A Classical Chinese Fiction SEMR
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/CH3820 6.0 A Modern Chinese Literature SEMR