Gao had a beautiful and famous villa near Qinshan Hill (秦山) in Jinshan, named Xianxian Shanzhuang (閑閑山莊), and Huang Binhong, a famous painter, even painted a Shan-Shui (landscape painting) especially for it. The villa was destroyed during the Second Sino-Japanese War when Japanese army invaded Shanghai. Gao also had his own family press, library and a book-collecting chamber named Chuiwan Chamber (吹萬樓) which stored more than 100,000 volumes. In his late years, Gao donated all his book collections to the Fudan University Library in Shanghai. His rare collections included more than one thousand versions of Shi Jing (詩經) from different periods in Chinese history, which was the largest at that time.
Gao's courtesy name (zì) is Chuiwan (吹萬), and normally recorded as Gao Chuiwan (高吹萬, Pinyin: Gāo Chuī Wàn, Wade–Giles: Kao Ch`ui-Wan / Kao Chui-Wan ). He also used many art-names (hào) and pennames in his work including Hanyin (寒隱), Laorang (老攘), Huangtian (黃天), Baoweng (葩翁), Cishi (慈石), Shiruo (時若).
Gao was a leading figure of the South Society which was the largest literature and poetry organization during the late Qing Dynasty and the early period of the Republic of China (ROC). Many of Gao's family members were involved in the founding and development of the society. Gao's relative Gao Xu was one of the three co-founders of the society. Gao's nephew Yao Guang (姚光) and son Kao Chun-Hsiang (高君湘) were also active members of the society.
Gao's grandson Charles K. Kao was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for his groundbreaking achievements concerning fiber-optic communication. Gao's brother's son Ping-Tse Kao was also a physicist, and the Kao Crater on the moon is named after him.
Gao was an accomplished artist and were especially good at calligraphy and Bird-and-flower painting. In 1990s and 2000s, Gao's calligraphies and paintings has been shown in various antique auctions in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, and Hong Kong and gained popularity.
- Collection of Gao Xie (《高燮集》); Renmin University Press, 1999-08-01; ISBN 7-300-02942-6.
- Literal Collection of the Chuiwan Chamber (Chui wan lou wen ji, 《吹萬樓文集》), published in 1941 by Gao Chuiwan's family press, now an antique collection of the National Library of Australia.
- A rearranged version and collection of Juemin Magazine, by Gao Xie, Gao Xu, and Gao Zeng (高增); republished by the Social Sciences Academic Press, Beijing, 1991; collection of the National Library of Australia.
- South Society, the largest literature society during the late Qing and early ROC periods.
- Gao Xu, Gao Xie's relative and one of the three founders of South Society.
- Charles K. Kao, Gao's grandson and the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics in 2009.
- Ping-Tse Kao, Gao's brother's son, pioneer of modern Chinese astronomy.
- Baidu.com Chinese Encyclopedia: Biography of Gao Xie
- Gao Chuiwan and his Diary of Chuiwan Chamber
- Hudong Chinese Encyclopedia: Biography of Gao Chuiwan
- Baidu.com Chinese Encyclopedia: Biography of Yao Guang
- 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Family stories of Charles K. Kao
- Shanghai Hosane Auctions: Artist introduction - Gao Chuiwan
- Antique auction of Gao Chuiwan's notes from the Guardian Auctions Co.
- Chui wan lou wen ji / Gao Xie zhu | National Library of Australia
- "Jue min" yue kan zheng li chong pai ben / Gao Xu, Gao Xie, Gao Zeng yuan bian ; Gao Xian, Gu Wenjuan zheng li
- Rao E and Gao Chuiwan; It's about the friendship and stories between Rao and Gao (Rao was father of sinologist Rao Zongyi).
- 高燮诗学思想与诗歌创作初探 (The Preliminary Study of Gao Xie's Poetic Thought and Poetic Creation).
- The Archives of Shanghai Government: Brief biography of Gao Xie.