Zhipeng Gao is a PhD candidate in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology program at York University, Toronto, Canada. He received undergraduate education in China, and, meanwhile, became curious about historical and theoretical issues that usually remain invisible in the discipline of psychology. This interest led him to join York for his Master and PhD studies.
Zhipeng researches on how, in China’s socialism and post-socialism, cultural politics permeates academic and lay discourses about human subjects and regulates human conduct. His projects include the making of the “new socialist man” ideal in the first decade of socialist China, contemporary Chinese debates on the legacy of Lei Feng, and contemporary Chinese discourses about generations and intergenerational conflicts. On the theoretical side, he has worked on mixed methodology and reflexivity, for which he won multiple international, Canadian and US awards.
Zhipeng’s select publications can be found in History of Psychology, History of Science, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, Narrative Inquiry, Chinese Sociological Dialogue, Annual Review of Critical Psychology, and the Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology.
For his full profile, please visit https://yorku.academia.edu/ZhipengGao