LIU Shih-Diing 劉 世 鼎


Administrative Roles

  • Associate Head of Department
  • Undergraduate Programme Coordinator (Communication)
  • 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

  • Popular politics; performativity; China’s neoliberal transformation



  • Lin Zhongxuan and Liu SD, ‘Becoming immaterial laborer’, Making Logistical Worlds, edited by Brett Neilson et al., Palgrave (forthcoming). (invited contribution)
  • Shi Wei and Liu SD, ‘Politics of emotion’ 情感的政治性, Router: Journal of Cultural Studies 文化研究 (forthcoming).
  • Shi Wei and Liu SD, ‘Collective fear: Ten Years as Political Manifesto and its Dilemma’ 集體恐懼:《十年》作為政治宣言及其困境, Communication and Society 傳播與社會 (accepted).
  • Wong Helen and Liu SD, ‘The cultural activism during the Umbrella movement’, Journal of Creative Communication (accepted).


  • Liu SD and Shi Wei, ‘Worker struggles and factory occupation in China during the current economic crisis’, Social Movement Studies 16(3), p. 355-360.
  • Zheng Qi and Liu SD, ‘Crowdfunding as a practice of cultural citizenship in China’, Journal of Creative Communications 12(1), p. 1-12.
  • Liu SD, ‘The end of occupation’, Interventions 19 (4), p. 507-531.
  • Liu SD, ‘Demanding state intervention’, The new global politics, edited by Peter Funke et al., Routledge, p. 234-249.


  • Liu SD, ‘The struggle over internalization’ 内在化的斗争, Router: Journal of Cultural Studies 23 (Autumn) 文化研究, p. 230-241. (invited contribution to a special issue on Hong Kong and Taiwan’s Occupy Movements)
  • Lin Zhongxuan and Liu SD, ‘Occupation as prefiguration?’, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal 2 (2): 775-794. (invited contribution to a special issue on Hong Kong)
  • Liu SD and Shi Wei, ‘The right to be seen’ 被观看的权利, Reflexion 31 思想, p. 1-24.
  • Liu SD and Shi Wei, ‘Refuse to become disposable’ 拒绝用完即丢, Renjian Thought Review 人间思想, August, p. 176-193.


  • Liu SD, ‘The new contentious sequence since Tiananmen’, Third World Quarterly 36(11), p. 2148-2166. (invited contribution to a special issue on China and Globalization)
  • Liu SD, ‘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, ‘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. (invited contribution to a special issue on China and the World)
  • Liu SD, ‘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, ‘Living with casinos’, Journal of Youth Studies 17 (7), p. 930-947.
  • Liu SD, ‘Whose Occupy Central?’ 谁的占领中环?, Fangxiang 2 方向, p.311-318.


  • Liu SD, ‘The cyberpolitics of the governed’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 14 (2), p. 252-271.
  • Liu SD, ‘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, ‘The depoliticized Taiwan politics’ 去政治化的台湾政治, Reflexion 20 思想, p.79-108.


  • ‘Liu SD, ‘How do Chinese netizens respond to the Japan earthquake?’, Asian Politics & Policy 3 (4), p.617-619. (invited contribution)
  • Lei Hao Wan and Liu SD, ‘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, ‘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 Social media uprising in the Chinese-speaking world)
  • Liu SD, ‘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. (invited contribution)


  • Liu SD, ‘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. (invited contribution)
  • Shi Wei and Liu SD, ‘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, ‘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, ‘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. (invited contribution)
  • Liu SD, ‘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, ‘Casino Colony’, New Left Review 50, p. 109-124.
  • Liu SD, ‘Undomesticated Hostilities: The Affective Space in Chinese Cyberspace’, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 16 (2), p. 435-455.
  • Lei Hao-Wan and Liu SD, ‘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, ‘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, ‘China’s popular nationalism on the internet: Report on the 2005 anti-Japan network struggle’, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements, 7 (1), p. 144-155.


  • Liu SD, ‘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, magazine and newspaper articles


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


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


  • Liu SD, ‘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, ‘A Critique of Globalization’全球化批判, Contemporary 当代, No. 155.
  • Contributions to local press Macau Daily, the ‘Cultural Vision’ supplement (2008-2009):

PhD supervisions

  • LIN Zhongxuan – internet celebrity
  • SU Chang – Workers’ cultural practice
  • KONG Mengxun – Recognition politics of homosexuals
  • GENG Li – The activism of shidu
  • ZHOU Min – Mobile culture

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
University of Macau
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macao
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2065
Phone: (853) 8822 8989
Fax: (853) 8822 2338