Professor Mo’s teaching interests include modern China, modern East Asia, history of travel and tourism, and women’s and gender history. She is currently at work on two projects—a book manuscript titled Itineraries for a Republic, Travel Culture and Tourism in Modern China, 1866-1954, which traces the development of modern Chinese tourism and diverse experiences of travel in modern China; and a study of Zhuang Xueben, one of the first ethnographic photographers in modern China.
“Boundaries and Crossings: Mobility, Travel, and Society in China, 1500-1953—A Survey of the Field,” Mobility in History, Vol. 6, 2015: 150-157.
“The New Frontier, Zhuang Xueben and Xikang Province,” in Yongtao Du and Jeff Kyong-McClain eds., Chinese History in Geographical Perspective (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2013), 121-139.
Chinese translation: Gail Hershatter, “Getting a Life: The Production of 1950s Women Labor Models in Rural Shaanxi,” Chongdu zhongguo nüxing shengming gushi/ Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History (Taipei: Wunan Publishing Company, 2011), 59-82.