The Nile in the rainy season
2019 Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
2015 M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
2012 M.Phil. in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
1999 B.A. in English, Shanghai International Studies University
SELECTED Awards, Fellowships and grants
2019-2020 University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine
2019 Visiting Fellowship, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (declined)
2019 Bass Instructional Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University (declined)
2019 Doctoral Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (declined)
2015-2018 Global Health Doctoral Scholar, Duke Global Health Institute
2015-2016 James B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship, Duke University
2015 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
2010-2011 Chevening Scholarship, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
2009 Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, initiative of International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State
2007 Fellowships for International Science Reporters, American Association for the Advancement of Science
In Preparation "Speaking to the Pain."
Cramblit, Mackenzie, Yidong Gong, and Jay Hammond. 2014. Putting Science in its Place. Somatosphere. http://somatosphere.net/2014/04/putting-science-in-its-place.html
Zhong, Gulan, Yidong Gong, Lili Wei, and Qing Su. Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy. Beijing: China Light Industry Press, 2009.
Selected Newspaper and Magazine Articles
“Zhu ba de nan su dan ren: Xi guan le die dang, ai zai cha guan zong lun guo shi” [South Sudanese in Juba: A Life of Ups and Downs]. The Paper. June 23, 2017. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1740071
“Zhong guo ren lei xue yan jiu zhe zai nan su dan” [A Chinese Anthropologist in South Sudan]. The Paper. March 12, 2017. https://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1633409
“Ancient Cures for a New Nation.” China Daily, June 17, 2016. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201606/17/WS5a2b70fca310eefe3e9a02b9.html
“Nan su dan qing nian de dian ying meng” [South Sudanese Young Film Directors’ Dream]. South Reviews. May 2016. http://www.nfcmag.com/article/6458.html
“Cry for Freedom.” China Daily. May 7, 2007. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2009-05/07/content_7751609.htm
“Welcome to My Life.” South China Morning Post. February 27, 2008.
"Asia's Demand for Electricity Fuels a Regional Nuclear Boom." Science. August 19, 2005.
Hao, Xin, and Yidong Gong. “China Bets Big on Big Science.” Science. March 17, 2006. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/311/5767/1548.full
2020 "Beneath the Pain: Traditional Chinese Medicine in Post-war South Sudan." University of California, Merced, March 18.
2020 “Non-Suffering Work: China’s Medical Interventions in Post-conflict South Sudan.” University of California, Riverside, March 11.
2020 “Non-Suffering Work: China’s Medical Interventions in Post-conflict South Sudan.” University of California, Berkeley, March 9.
2020 “Non-Suffering Work: China’s Medical Interventions in Post-conflict South Sudan.” University of California, Los Angeles, February 5.
2019 “Non-Suffering Work: China’s Medical Interventions in Post-conflict South Sudan.” University of California, Santa Barbara, December 6.
2017 “Rethinking Transnational Humanitarianism and Biopolitics: Chinese Doctors in South Sudan.” Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, October 13.
2020 “Beyond ‘Failure’: South Sudan in Focus.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
2018 “Reconfiguration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Postwar South Sudan.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting
2018 “China’s Medical Campaigns in Postwar South Sudan.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
2018 “Roundtable: Anthropology, Gun Violence, and Gun Control.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, co-chair
2018 “Beyond ‘Revolutionary’: Chinese Doctors in South Sudan.” Sudan Studies Association 37th Annual Conference, Northwestern University
2017 “Guns and Injury in South Sudan.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting