Professor Liu is the director of the China Research Center at Duke University in the USA and the Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. He’s an academic expert on China and political science, particularly Marxism and writes extensively in both English and Chinese.
Professor Liu is based at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he’s the director of the China Research Center. In addition, he’s the Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China.
Professor Liu earned his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught at Pennsylvania State University before joining Duke. Professor Liu’s research covers Chinese media, globalization, Chinese culture and literature, Marxism, aesthetics, and cultural studies. He writes extensively in both English and Chinese. His English books include Aesthetics and Marxism (2000), Globalization and Cultural Trends in China (2004). His Chinese books include the bestselling Demonizing China (Yaomohua Zhongguo de beihou, co-author, 1996), Bakhtin’s Cultural Theory (Duihua de xuansheng, 1993), Globalization/Nationalism (Quanqiuhua/minzuhua, 2003).
He has published many journal articles and book chapters in the U.S., China, Europe and Japan, and lectured in numerous universities and institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His recent research focuses on globalization and Chinese television, the Internet, media and ethnic cultures, media and social change in China.