Women & Gender Studies Institute

Huai Bao, Post-Doctoral Fellow

phone : 416-978-0290

office : 2016

email : huai.bao@utoronto.ca

Dr. Huai Bao received his Ph.D. in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University. Since 2010, he has published two books and over 14 refereed journal articles, and has presented research at numerous places including the University of Oxford. He worked in film and TV industry for years before settling into academia.


Dr. Huai Bao has a broad range of research interests–Global genders and sexualities, gender politics in Asia and the Global South, Chinese transgender celebrity studies, sexual artifice and gender transgression in performance, media and new technology, East Asian religions, China-and-Vatican relationship, and critical race theory. For the past few years, his substantial research has focused on the interplay between sexuality and spirituality in Western and East Asian religions. Dr. Bao loves traveling and adventures, and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Asia, Europe and North America.


Change Destiny (gai ming) (collected by American Library of Congress). In Chinese. Beijing: New World Press. 2012.

Vibrations (ci chang) (collected by Vancouver Public Library). In Chinese. Beijing: New World Press. 2010.


Select Refereed Articles/Book Chapters:

International Journal of Social Science and Humanity (Singapore, included in Google Scholar, DLAJ, Engineering and Technology, Digital Library, Crossref, Index Copernicus, and ProQuest): A New Gender Revolution in China: Beyond the Resumption of A Historical Authenticity. In English. Accepted upon triple-blind review. Forthcoming.

Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK): Is Celibacy a Spiritual Mandate: On the Hindrances to Self-enlightenment. In Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality. In English. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. Forthcoming.

Women Suffrage and Beyond (Canada): The Democratic Project: 20 Chinese Women’s Attitudes towards Suffrage and Referendum. In English. August 20, 2016.

Electric Journal of Folklore (Europe): Mediumship and the Economy of Luck and Fate: Contemporary Chinese Society Behind the Supernatural Thrillers. Special issue of belief narratives. (Spring 2016). In English. 2016.

Inter-Disciplinary Press (UK): Case Studies of Prior Self-Knowledge and Synchronistic Signs of Approaching Death. In Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death. Edited by Nate Hinerman and Holly Lynn Baumgartner. In English. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. June 2016. 41-50.

International East-West Studies (PRC): Dialogue with Carl Jung: On Causality Behind Synchronicity. In Chinese. Vol. 3. 2014. 92-99.

Journal of East-West Thought (USA): Repression, Silence and Cinematic Language: Eastern Sensibility in Visualizing an American Western. In English. Number 1. Volume 4. March 2014. 83-94.

International East-West Studies (PRC): On Psychology of Divination and Fortune-Telling from Intercultural Perspectives. In Chinese. Vol. 2. 2013. 221-228.

Women Suffrage and Beyond (Canada): “Gender Trouble” in Model Plays: A Different Kind of Feminism? In English. May 26, 2013.

SQS Journal of Queer Studies (Europe): The “Law of Attraction” in Interracial Homoerotic Desires. In English. 1-2/2012. 27-38.

Journal of Community Positive Practices (Europe): Buddhism: Rethinking Sexual Misconduct. In English. Volume 2. June 2012. 303-321.


Book/Media/Social Issue Reviews:

Journal of Homosexuality (USA): Media Review: A Jihad for Love. In English. 60 (5): 796-800. 2013.

Art and Literature Periodical (Wen yi bao) (PRC): A Retrospect of the Immigrant Journey. In Chinese. Reprinted. July 18, 2014.

Chinese Social Sciences Network (Zhongguo shehui kexue wang) (PRC): Li Yan’s Lily in the Snow: A Focus on Diasporic Chinese Women’s Survivals. In Chinese. July 18, 2014.

Global Chinese Press (Canada): A Review of Lily in the Snow: When the Snow is Melting: A Retrospect of the Immigrant Journey (shorter version). In Chinese. B4. June 18, 2014.

Women Suffrage and Beyond (Canada): Women Immigrants and Social Justice: the Perspective of Lily in the Snow. In English. October 9, 2013.

Women Suffrage and Beyond (Canada): The Daughter of the Red Land. In English. September 12, 2013.

Women Suffrage and Beyond (Canada): Glamour, Soft Power and International Image: China’s New First Lady, Peng Liyuan. In English. May 26, 2013.

Global Chinese Press (Canada): The Murder of Lin Jun: Sexuality, Race, Mentality, Immigrants’ Life and Publicity. In Chinese. A3, A5 and A7. August 10, 2012.

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