Xiaofei Kang - Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaofei Kang

Associate Professor of Chinese, Modern Languages

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Baker Hall 154F
Phone: 412.268.1971


Xiaofei Kang has a B.A and M.A in Chinese language and literature from Beijing University and a Ph.D in Chinese History from Columbia University. Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, sheI taught history at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

She emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches in her research. Her first book, The Cult of the Fox: Power, Gender, and Popular Religion in Late Imperial and Modern China, combines the disciplines of ethnography, literature, and cultural history to examine the relationship among religion, gender, and power. Her current research examines gender and religious power in conjunction with ethnicity and modernity in twentieth-century and contemporary China.