YAO Liang

PhD, Assistant Professor


Research interests

history of science, technology, and medicine; social and cultural history; socioeconomic and business history


Education experience

Ph.D.    Georgia Institute of Technology

M.A.     Nankai University; Georgia Institute of Technology

B.A./B.S.   Nankai University


Work experience

Assistant Professor    Peking University, Beijing, China     2019-present

Postdoctoral researcher  Tsinghua University, Beijing, China   2017-2019

Lecturer      Young Harris College, Georgia, U.S.A. 2014-2016



Yao, Liang (2011). “Manned Space Program and Making of Chinese National Identity,” first published in China Currents ,vol. 10, no. 1, 2011, reprinted in James R. Schiffman and Penelope B. Prime, eds. China Currents Special Edition (2012) :116-124.


Yao, Liang (2012). “National Prestige and Human Spaceflight: A Chinese Perspective,” Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly 19 (3):18-30.


Yao, Liang (2017). “Nationalism on Their Own Terms: The National Products Movement and the Coca-Cola Protest in Shanghai, 1945-1949.” Modern Asian Studies 51(5):1439-1468.


Yao, Liang (2018). “Early Mining Technologies and the Environmental Impact in California, 1850-1900.” Journal of Dialectics of Nature 40(8):52-64.


Yao, Liang and ZhengfengLi(2019). A Historical Study on Technological Catch-up of Semiconductor Industry in the Twentieth Century. Studies in Dialectics of Nature (ziran bianzhengfa yanjiu) 35(4):36-41. (in Chinese)


Yao, Liang(2019). Coca-Cola and Franchise: Change of Business Mode Under the Impact of Economic Globalization. G lobal History Review (quanqiu shi pinglun) 17(2):105-117, reprinted by the InformationCenter for Social Sciences of RenminUniversity of China, in Modern History volume 10, 2020. (in Chinese)


Yao, Liang(2021). Science, Technology, Modernity, and the Change of the Eating Habits in Modern China: An Analysis of Coca-Cola’s Early Development in China. Journal of Dialectics of Nature (ziran bianzhengfa tongxun) 43(6):52-60. (in Chinese) 


Yao, Liang (2021). Medical Technology and Disease Prevention and Control: A Lesson for Epidemic Prevention and Control Learned from Human’s Anti-Malaria History. In Zhou, Cheng ed. The Humanistic Thinking of Epidemic Disease (yibing de yixue renwen zhi si). Beijing: Science Press 2021,194-209.(in Chinese)


Yao,Liang(2021). “Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China.”By Xiao Liu. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Technology and Culture 62(1):308-309.


Yao, Liang (2023). “Remembering Summer in the City: Production and Consumption of Yanqishui in Twentieth-Century Shanghai.” Journal of Consumer Culture , 23(2):251-270. 


Wang, Yifang and LiangYao(2023). Cognitive Analysis of Patient Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity in Clinical Situations. Medicine & Philosophy (yixue yu zhexue) 44(4):7-11. (in Chinese)


Wang, Yifang and LiangYao (2023). “A History of Medicine for Patient: Patient Subjectivity and The Change of Historiography of Medicine.” Asian Journal of Medical Humanities 2(1): 1-7.


Yao, Liangand Yifang Wang(2023). Technology and Socio-Cultural Integration in Public Health Governance: Taking the “Global Malaria Eradication Campaign” as an Example. Exploration and Free Views ( t ansuo yu z hengming ) (08):131-138. (in Chinese)


Yao, Liang(2023). Beverage Revolution in the Early People’s Republic of China: Salty Soda Water and Labor Welfare in Factory. H istorical Review ( s hi l in) (05):179-188. (in Chinese)


Yao, Liang (2023). “More Than Just Cultural Nationalism: A History of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China’s Human Spaceflight.” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal .