Professor and Ph.D. Advisor of Sociology;
Associate Director of the Center for Anthropological and Folklore Studies at Peking University
GAO Bingzhong is Professor and Ph.D. Advisor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for Anthropological and Folklore Studies at Peking University, and Vice President of China Folklore Society. He was visiting scholar at the University of Hawaii and University of California-Berkeley. His main areas of research include ethnographical methods, cultural studies, civil society and non-material cultural heritage studies. His major publications include Records of Folk Customs, Residing in Cultural Space, Folk Culture and Folk Life, Modernization and Transformations of Ethnic Lifestyle, and Social Structure of the Man Ethnic People (translator). Professor Gao has also published more than fifty articles.