LIU Shih-Diing 劉 世 鼎


Administrative Roles

  • Undergraduate Programme Coordinator
  • Chair, Undergraduate Steering Committee
  • Member, Departmental Executive Committee

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, Communication, University of Westminster, London
  • MA, Communication, Fu Jen University, Taipei
  • BSc, Electronic Engineering, Fu Jen University, Taipei

Research Interests

  • Culture, media and emotion



Liu SD. 2019. The Politics of People: Protest Cultures in China, The State University of New York Press.

Reviewed by Yanhua Deng. 2021. Pacific Affairs 94(3).

Reviewed by Ian Rowen. 2021. H-Net: Social Sciences & Humanities Online. Printable Version:

Reviewed by Chi Kwok. 2020. ‘(Un)realistic utopia: Rethinking political legitimacy, democracy, and resistance in China’. Contemporary Political Theory.

Book chapters

Liu, SD and Song, L. (forthcoming) ‘Network struggle in China’ in Rethinking Resistance, edited by M. Wenning and T. Byrne. Brill.

Lin Zhongxuan and Liu SD. 2018. ‘Becoming immaterial laborer’, Logistical Asia, edited by Brett Neilson et al., Palgrave, p.243-261.

Liu SD. 2017. ‘Demanding state intervention’, The new global politics, edited by Peter Funke et al., Routledge, p. 234-249.

Lei Hao Wan and Liu SD. 2011. ‘Political economy of Macau’s TV industry’ 澳门电视的政治经济学, in Zhang Zhuo and Wang Handong (eds.), The new landscape of Asian television 亚洲电视新景观, Wuhan: Huazhong University of Science and Technology Publisher.

Liu SD. 2011. ‘Circumventing the conservative political culture: Cyberprotest in postcolonial Macau’ 夹击保守的政治文化, in Ip Iam Chong (ed.), Grassroots uprising: from virtual to real 草根起义, Hong Kong: Up Publications, p.95-117. (Reprinted in the e-book titled Social media uprising in the Chinese-speaking world)

Liu SD. 2010. ‘Networking Anti-Japanese protests: popular sovereignty reasserted since 2005’, in Shaun Breslin and Simon Shen (eds.), Online Chinese Nationalism and China’s Bilateral Relations, Lexington, p.73-89.

Journal articles

Zhou, M and Liu, SD. 2021. ‘Becoming precarious playbours’. The Economic and Labour Relations Review (first published online)

Shi Wei and Liu, SD. 2020. ‘Pride as structure of feeling: Wolf Warrior II and the National Subject of the “Chinese Dream”’, Chinese Journal of Communication 13(3): 329-343.

Shi Wei and Liu SD. 2019. ‘The obstacles to Mainland-Hong Kong reconciliation: A comparative analysis of emotional structures of feeling’中港和解的障碍:一个情感结构的比较分析, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 113 台湾社会研究季刊 113: 127-166.

Liu SD. 2019. ‘East Asia as subject: Entering Baik Young-seo’s thinking’東亞作為主體:進入白永瑞的思考. Reflexion 思想 38, p.327-337.

Liu SD. 2019. ‘Urban public space and local cultural autonomy with Chinese characteristics: Review of Wang Di’s two books on Chengdu teahouse’ 中國特色的都市公共空間與地方文化自主性:評介王笛兩本書—《茶館:成都的公共生活和微觀世界1900-1950》及The Teahouse under Socialism: The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950–2000. Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies文化研究 29: 301-313.

Liu SD. 2018. ‘Forget Chineseness, and Then? Thinking within the Division System.’ 「忘記中國性」,然後呢?在分斷體制內的思考, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies文化研究 No. 26: 286-297.

Wong Hio Tong and Liu SD. 2018. ‘The cultural activism during the Umbrella movement’, Journal of Creative Communication 13 (2): 157-165.

Shi Wei and Liu SD.2017. ‘Politics of fear’ 恐懼的政治性, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies 文化研究 No.25: 183-214.

Liu SD and Shi Wei. 2017. ‘Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis’, Social Movement Studies 16 (3): 355-360.

Zheng Qi and Liu SD. 2017. ‘Crowdfunding as a practice of cultural citizenship in China’, Journal of Creative Communications 12 (1): 1-12.

Liu SD. 2017. ‘The end of occupation’, Interventions 19 (4): 507-531.

Liu SD. 2016. ‘The struggle over internalization’ 内在化的斗争, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies 23 (Autumn) 文化研究, p. 230-241.

Lin Zhongxuan and Liu SD. 2016. ‘Occupation as prefiguration?’, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 2 (2): 775-794.

Liu SD and Shi Wei. 2016. ‘The right to be seen’ 被观看的权利, Reflexion 31 思想, p. 1-24.

Liu SD and Shi Wei. 2016. ‘Refuse to become disposable’ 拒绝用完即丢, Renjian Review Thought 人间思想, August, p. 176-193.

Liu SD. 2015. ‘The new contentious sequence since Tiananmen’, Third World Quarterly 36(11), p. 2148-2166.

Liu SD. 2015. ‘The meaning of Occupy Central’ 占领中环的夜与雾, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 101 台湾社会研究季刊 p. 1-51.

Liu SD. 2015. ‘How to turn “China” into method?’ 中国如何作为方法?, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 99 台湾社会研究季刊, p. 231-241.

Liu SD. 2015. ‘Occupy Central as political laboratory’ 作为政治实验室的占领中环, Reflexion 28 思想, p.19-48.

Shi Wei and Liu SD. 2014. ‘Living with casinos’, Journal of Youth Studies 17 (7): 930-947.

Liu SD. 2013. ‘The cyberpolitics of the governed’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14(2), p. 252-271.

Liu SD. 2013. ‘Protests with Chinese characteristics’ 中国特色的抗议, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 92 台湾社会研究季刊, p. 183-199.

Liu SD and Shi Wei. 2012. ‘The depoliticized Taiwan politics’ 去政治化的台湾政治, Reflexion No.20 思想, p.79-108.

Liu SD. 2011. ‘How do Chinese netizens respond to the Japan earthquake?’, Asian Politics & Policy 3 (4), p.617-619.

Liu SD. 2011. ‘How do Chinese netizens respond to the Japan quake and nuclear incident?’ 中国网民如何回应日本地震?, The Global Studies Journal 2 国际关系研究月刊, p.82-84.

Shi Wei and Liu SD. 2010. ‘The subject of neoliberalism: An investigative report of Macau’s casino dealers’ 新自由主义的主体, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 80 台湾社会研究季刊, p.321-366.

Ivy Lou and Liu SD. 2010. ‘The internet as Macau’s alternative public sphere’ 网络作为澳门的另类公共领域, Mass Communication Research 102 新闻学研究, p.253-293.

Liu SD. 2009. ‘The emergence of internet biopolitics in China’ 网络生命政治在中国的浮现, Reflexion 11 思想, p. 57-77.

Liu SD. 2008. ‘Casino Colony’, New Left Review 50, p. 109-124.

Liu SD. 2008. ‘Undomesticated Hostilities: The Affective Space in Chinese Cyberspace’, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 16 (2): 435-455.

Lei Hao-Wan and Liu SD. 2008. ‘The de-politicizaiton of Macau’s TV management’ 澳门电视的去政治化, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 72 台湾社会研究季刊, p. 289-308.

Liu SD. 2007. ‘Macao’s Neocolonialism: Reflections on the 2007 May Day Protest’ 澳门的新殖民主义, Reflexion 7 思想, p. 55-84.

Liu SD. 2006. ‘China’s popular nationalism on the internet: Report on the 2005 anti-Japan network struggle’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements, 7 (1): 144-155.

Liu SD. 2005. ‘Has Colonialism Ended?’ 殖民主义已经结束了吗?,Dushu读书, April, p. 151-159. (Reprinted in The Pathology of Asia 亚洲的病理, Beijing: Sanlian)

Book reviews, scholarly magazine and newspaper articles

Liu SD, 2020. ‘Book Review: Illiberal China’, China Information 34 (1): 140-141.

Liu SD. 2014. ‘Whose Occupy Central?’ 谁的占领中环?, Fangxiang 2 方向, p.311-318. (also appeared in Qua-si 3 跨时)

Liu SD. 2009. ‘Netizen mobilization, sovereign people, and China’s diplomacy’ 网民动员,主权人民与中国外交, Leaders 31 领导者, p. 42-44.

Liu SD. 2006. ‘Richard Calichman: Takeuchi Yoshimi – Displacing the West’, Journal of Oriental Studies.

Liu SD. 2005. ‘Chin-Chuan Lee’s Beyond Western Hegemony’, Chinese Crosscurrents 2(1).

Liu SD, 2000. ‘The Media, Class Domination and Radical Democracy’ 媒体,阶级宰制和激进民主, Contemporary 当代, No. 155.

Liu SD. 2000.  ‘A Critique of Globalization’, Contemporary 当代, No. 155.







Research Supervision

Postdoc supervised

Dr. Song Lin

PhD thesis supervised

Lin Zhongxuan (Internet celebrity)

Su Chang (migrant worker’s cultural practice)

Zhou Min (Kuaishou)

Geng Li (shidu community)

Kong Mengxun (Recognition politics of homosexual communities)

Li Zehua (soccer culture)

Huang Anqi (city)

Tan Yan (feminism)

Wang Linxin (youth)

Master thesis supervised

He Hongzhu (androgyny); Yang Zhuxin (independent documentary); Liu Tianyu (overseas students and short-video platform); Wang Yusa (new immigrants and social media); Helen Wong (cultural activism in Hong Kong); Zheng Qi (crowdfunding); Wan Zhenxia (Hong Kong protests); Sherry Xiao (emotional labor); Renee Chan (online cultural resistance); Xia Bingqing (internet labor); Ivy Lou (cyberculture); Qiang Wen (online cultural resistance); Hao Wan Lei (television); Ge Shuai (human flesh search); Xiao Han (online community); Angela Cheong (gender representation)

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2065
Phone: (853) 8822 8989