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Xi Liu

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Dr. Xi LIU is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Her main research fields are Chinese literature and Chinese women's studies. Her research articles appeared in journals including Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art, Journal of Gender Studies, Asian Journal of Women's Studies, and Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. She has published two monographs on Chinese literary and gender studies and has co-edited one volume on cultural studies of contemporary Northeast China.She has been teaching modules on Chinese literature, theatre, and film to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Currently as the principal supervisor, she is supervising two PhD students who work on contemporary Chinese literature. (No PhD recruitment plan for 2024-25)


Research interests

Cultural and ethnographic studies of gender and class

Science, technology and subjectivity in literature

Socialist feminism, Post-Marxist feminism, Posthuman feminism

Feminist pedagogy and practices in Chinese higher education


Associate Professor, Dept. of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University -2022 to present

Assistant Professor, Dept. of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2016 to 2022

Part-time Lecturer, Dept. of Comparative Literature, the University of Hong Kong - 2016

Project Supervisor for ”MA in Chinese Literature”, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Hong Kong Metropolitan University - 2014 to 2015

Research Associate, Dept. of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 2013 to 2015



PhD Supervision (on-going): Ms. Yue Zhou, The Technological Fix in Contemporary Ecology-themed Science Fiction

PhD Supervision (on-going): Ms. Danxue Zhou, Social Space in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction

Coordinator of PhD Reading Group on Cultural Studies: Representation, Discourse and Ideology (2020-present)

Module Leader:

CCS409 China Studies Dissertation (PG, 2020-present)

CCS402 Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film (PG, 2019-present)

CCS307 Chinese Theatre and Performance (UG, 2017-present)

CCS206 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature (UG, 2017-present)

Module Teacher:

CCS004 Introduction to China Studies (UG, 2021-present)

CCS901 Understanding China (UGPG, 2017-present)

CCS305 Final Year Project (UG, 2018-present)

COM207 Chinese Cinema (UG, 2018)

LAN102: Critical Thinking: The Self and The World (UG, 2017)

CCS002 China and the world (UG, 2016)

CCS101 Chinese Civilization: Thinkers and Ideas (UG, 2016)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Support in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2021

PhD, Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong 2013

MA, Chinese Language & Literature, Fudan University 2008

BA, Chinese Language & Literature, Nanjing University 2005

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