Professor Sang's teaching and research center on modern Chinese literature and film. She has worked on a wide range of topics, including gender and sexuality, women writers and directors, independent documentary films, and urban cultures.
The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003, hardback & paperback. xii + 380 p.
《浮現中的女同性戀：現代中國的女同性愛欲》. The Chinese edition of The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, 2014, paperback. 384 p.
Documenting Taiwan on Film: Issues and Methods in New Documentaries. Co-edited with Sylvia Li-chun Lin. London: Routledge, 2012. Paperback 2013. xvi + 228 p.
The Modern Girl in Early-Twentieth-Century China: Media Controversy and Fictional Representation. Columbia University Press, forthcoming.
Ruinscapes in Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Culture. A guest-edited special issue. Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 11, no. 2 (2017).