Ian Rowen. 2021. H-Net: Social Sciences & Humanities Online. Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54636
Chi Kwok. 2020. ‘(Un)realistic utopia: Rethinking political legitimacy, democracy, and resistance in China’. Contemporary Political Theory. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41296-020-00423-3
Liu, SD and Song, L. 2023. ‘Network struggle in China’ in The Right to Resist: Philosophies of Dissent, edited by T. Byrne and M. Wenning. Bloomsbury, p.157-172.
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.
Zhou, Min and Liu, SD (forthcoming) Regulating tuwei culture and migrant youth through Kuaishou’s platform governance. Policy and Internet.
Shi, Wei and Liu, SD. forthcoming. ‘The wailing wall as affective space’ 「哭墻」作為情感空間, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies文化研究
Liu, SD & Shi, Wei (2023): Politics of ambivalence: how Zhou Shen’s androgyny survives under Xi Jinping, Feminist Media Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2023.2183355
Zhou, M., & Liu, SD. (2022). Be my boss: Migrant youth and the contradiction of hope labour on Kuaishou. New Media & Society, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221141828
Tan, Yan and Liu, SD. 2022. ‘Witnessing #MeToo in Japan’. Feminist Media Studies. (online)
Song, Lin and Liu, SD. 2022. “Demobilizing and Reorienting Online Emotions: China’s Emotional Governance during the COVID-19 Outbreak”. Asian Studies Review.
Liu, SD and Shi, Wei. 2022. ‘Why is reconciliation impossible?’. Made in China Journal 6 (3): 127-132.
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.
Contributions to the local press Macau Daily, the ‘Cultural Vision’ supplement (2008-2009):
I was selected as the departmental nominee for the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Award, for 2017-18.
I have been assigned to the Research Track since 2017.
I have been teaching at the University of Macau since 2003. I worked as a financial journalist for China Times during 1999-2000, until I got a Ph.D. offer funded by the British government’s Overseas Research Students Scholarship.
Current and past responsibilities
Fall 2018-Spring 2022, I served as Associate Head of the Department of Communication
During Spring 2017, I served as Acting Head of the Department of Communication
Since Fall of 2013, I have been serving as Undergraduate Studies Coordinator of the Department of Communication
During 2014-2015, I developed the Taiwan Research Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
I was selected as the departmental nominee for the Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Award, for 2016-17.
Special Topics in Communication and Culture (MA)
Introduction to Culture and Communication (undergraduate)
Qualitative Research (undergraduate)
Qualitative Research Methods (Undergrad, PhD)
Communication Patterns and Culture in Greater China (MA)
Media and Society (undergraduate)
Communication and Social Change (MA)
Intercultural Communication (MA)
Mass Media (undergraduate course)
Current Events and the Media (undergraduate)
Selected English Newspapers Reading (undergraduate)
Dr. Song Lin (Jinan University)
PhD thesis supervised
Lin Zhongxuan (Internet celebrity)
Su Chang (migrant worker’s cultural practice)
Zhou Min (Kuaishou)
Geng Li (shidu community)
Kong Mengxun (homosexual communities)
Li Zehua (football culture)
Huang Anqi (Xiaohongshu)
Tan Yan (intimacy)
Wang Linxin (youth)
Wang Yichen (game culture)
Master thesis supervised
Zhang Kailan (hip hop feminism); Yin Siliang (WeChat); Chen Linfei (pop idol); Dong Ruolin (affective labor); Zhang Yue (female fandom); Zhang Kailan (hip hop feminism);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 (Disney representation)
Chair of Ph.D. thesis defense committees for the Faculty of Social Sciences
Coordinator in GE Global Awareness
FSS Representative in GE Program Reform Committee
FSS Representative in the Scholarship Committee of the Senate
Representative of Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at the Senate
Member of Faculty Executive Committee
Member of Undergraduate Studies Committee
Coordinator of Taiwan Research Project for FSS
Member of faculty search committee
Examiner of various PhD and Master Thesis committees for Communication, History, Government and Sociology. Member of various Job Search committees.
Member of FSH Undergraduate Studies Committee
Member of UM General Education Course Development Team: World History, Civilization and Cultures
FSH representative on Library Committee
2018 – Summer 2022
Associate Head of Department
Acting Head of Department (Spring)
Coordinator, Undergraduate Program
Chair, Undergraduate Steering committee
Speaker series coordinator, UM Jubilee Celebration
Examiner of various Ph.D. and MA qualifying exams, advisory and oral defense committees, for History, Sociology and Communication Departments.
Residential College Affiliation
From 2019: Cheng Yu Tong Residential College
I have been the leader of the CYTC basketball team since March 2021. I participated in the training and coaching of the team.
I have been affiliated with Stanley Ho East Asia Residential College from 2016 to 2019. I have attended SHEAC’s activities including the Master’s meeting with fellows (late 2016) and Master’s dinner with residential students (April 2017), and coordinated a guest talk by Prof. Jan Nederveen Pieterse (March 2017).
Advisory Board Membership
Chinese Journal of Communication
Academic manuscript reviewers for the following journals/publishers:
New Media and Society; International Journal of Communication; Space and Culture; Inter-Asia Cultural Studies;Mass Communication Research; Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Asian Studies Review; Communication and Society; Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media; Asian Politics and Policy; Journal of Current Chinese Affairs; Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies; Communication, Culture and Politics; Journal of International and Intercultural Communication; Global Media and China; China Information; Chinese Journal of Communication; Social Movement Studies; Asian Studies Review; Router: Journal of Cultural Studies; The China Journal; The British Journal of Sociology; Government and Opposition; International Journal of Cultural Studies; Humanities and Social Sciences Communication; HKU Pres
Other professional activities
I invited these scholars for academic talks or conferences: Anthony Fung (CUHK); Steve Jones (UIC); Lv Xinyu (ECNU); Daniel Vukovitch (HKU); Allen Chun (NCTU); Ning Yingbin (NCU); John Erni (EDUHK); Younghan Cho (HUFS); Stephen Duncombe (NYU); Chris Berry (King’s College); Colin Sparks; Chu Yuan-horng; Pun Ngai (Lingnan U); Francis Lee (CUHK); Chua Beng Huat (NUS)
Reviewer of Academic Promotion, HKBU (November 2021)
Interview with The Economist on Chinese youth culture (November 2020)
Reviewer of Research Grant and Academic Promotion, United International College, Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University
Examiner for Institute of Social and Cultural Research, National Chiao-Tung University (Taiwan)
Reviewer for International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (UST), Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University
Examiner for MA in Geography, NTU (Taiwan)
Reviewer for PhD thesis, University of Seville (Spain)
Examiner for MPhil thesis, CUHK
Member of Association for Cultural Studies (from 2005-2012)
Member of Cultural Studies Association (from 2006-2012)
Social Media, Emotion, China (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, MOP120000)
The aestheticization of emotional politics: Thinking through Shouzuyuan (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, MOP125000)
Configuring Macau’s Cultural Imaginaries (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, MOP130000)
Embodied acts of citizenship (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, approx. MOP 80000 per year)
Politics against the state (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, approx. MOP 225K per year)
Macau’s Cyber Culture (1995-2011) (funded by the Cultural Bureau, MOP 160K)
Agonistic public spheres (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, approx. MOP 280K per year); work with Dr. Shi Wei
Ambiguous identities (multiple-year project funded by UMAC, approx. MOP 280K per year); work with Dr. Shi Wei
Theorizing China’s netizen struggle (UMAC, approx. MOP 38K per year)
Network cultures in China: Affective labor and social struggle in the information age (UMAC, approx. MOP 33K)
Comparative Colonialities in China (UMAC, approx. MOP 27.5K per year)
Invited talks and presentations
‘Affective News Stream’, Digitized Migrants. February 7-8. Vienna, Austria.
“Rethinking China’s Algorithmic Governance: The Case of the Health Code”. Governmentality and the Neoliberal “Order” in China*. 11 October. Taipei.
“Intimate Strangers: Nei Di Sheng as Emotional Subjects in Recent Hong Kong Protests”. Re-Worlding Chinese Transnationalisms”. 26-27 August. Melbourne, Australia
Affect, Society, Culture. Graduate Studies Lecture Series for the School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University, 29 June – 15 July (5 sessions)
Guest Speaker: ‘What is the affective space?’, Social Identity and Adaptation Workshop, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 10 January.
Guest Lecture Series: Emotion and Public Culture, Graduate Studies Lecture Series, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Xiamen University, 26 June to 24 July (5 sessions)
‘Some thoughts on the visual’, 4th Audiovisual Communication Summit Forum, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 19-21 April.
Samir Amin and the critique of Eurocentrism, The Historical Context of Globalization and Lessons of the Third World: Reinventing the Intellectual Legacy of Samir Amin, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 7-8 December.
How can Little Pinks inspire Communication Studies?, Revisiting the Pathways: Open and Reform and the development of Chinese Communication Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 1-2 December.
News and democracy: From small wishes to master narrative, 2018 Conference on the Development of Business Journalism and Corporate Communication Education in Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, Hang Seng University, Hong Kong, 2-3 November.
Media and education in the digital age: A participatory culture perspective, International Media Education Summit, HKBU, Hong Kong, 1-2 November.
Little Pinks and the reinvention of cybernationalism, Spotlight Panel: Configurations of Hope: Youth Activism in Asia, Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Shanghai University, 12-15 August.
I served as panel organizer, moderator and respondent for international conferences including Rethinking Resistance (University of Macau, December 2012), Becoming Mobilized and Connected (National Taiwan Normal University, 2010), The Biannual Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, The Biannual Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, and The Annual Conference for Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan).
‘The network struggle in China’, presented at An International Conference on Communication and Global Power Shifts, Communication University of China, Beijing, October 12-13. http://rirt.cuc.edu.cn/forum/
‘Reunification by neoliberalism? Taiwan’s dilemma’, presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, 4 July, Paris. http://hufs.academia.edu/YounghanCho/Papers/1023662/The_Neoliberalism_Mutations_in_South_Korea_Taiwan_and_Hong_Kong
‘Macau as the nodal point in PRD imaginary’, presented at the Annual Conference for Taiwan Social Studies, Shixin University, 25 September, Taipei. http://umac.academia.edu/LiuShihDiing/Talks/43733/The_problem_of_governmentality_in_Hong_Kong_and_Macau_panel_proposal_
‘Can Depoliticized Politics Explain Social Struggles?’, paper presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Lingnan University, 18 June, Hong Kong. http://cultstud.org/xr2010/crossroad/pdf/Can.pdf
‘The subject of neoliberalism: The contradictory experience of Macau’s casino dealers’, with Wei SHI, Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Taiwan, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 9-10 January. http://umac.academia.edu/LiuShihDiing/Papers/623587/_The_subject_of_neoliberalism
‘The emergence of internet biopolitics in China’, Culture and Politics in 20th Century China History: May Fourth as a Site for Rethinking Symposium, Institute of Advanced Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing. http://umac.academia.edu/LiuShihDiing/Papers/620201/_The_emergence_of_internet_biopolitics_in_China
‘The politics of cyber-nationalism in the age of de-politicization’, Cross-Strait Communication Conference, University of Macau, 14-15 June.
‘The web of passions’, Chinese Internet Studies Conference, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 12-13 October. http://umac.academia.edu/LiuShihDiing/Papers/620200/Undomesticated_Hostilities_The_Affective_Space_of_Internet_Chat_Rooms_across_the_Taiwan_Strait
‘Asia’s political subjectivity in the 60s: The insurrection of Macau’s 12-3 incident’, Cultural Studies Annual Conference, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 6-7 January. http://umac.academia.edu/LiuShihDiing/Papers/1283418/_Macaus_neocolonialism
Panel organizer (with Younghan Cho), ‘The neoliberal mutations in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan’, The Biannual Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Paris.
Co-moderator, Rethinking Resistance Conference, 16-8 December, University of Macau.
Panel organizer, ‘The problem of governmentality in Macau and Hong Kong’, The Annual Conference for Taiwan Social Studies, 25 September, Shixin University, Taipei.
Panel organizer and chair, ‘New media and cultural industries in East Asia’, The 2007 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai University
Panel organizer, ‘East Asia Memories’, The 2007 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference, Shanghai University
Panel organizer, ‘East Asia as Community of Fate’, The 2007 Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference, National Taiwan University
Respondent, Social Sciences in Macau Conference, organized by Macau Social Sciences Association, 6 October.
I receive media interviews on various local and regional media outlets. I was also interviewed by the crew for Code Red, a documentary film that examines how the Internet is impacting politics and transforming Chinese society. Other informal academic activities include:
Digital Jambalaya and Cultural Industry groups (2008)
City Connection (2008)
Macau Club (2004-2005)
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