Shih-Diing Liu

Shih-Diing Liu 劉世鼎

Macau SAR/China

Shih-Diing Liu’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the cultural politics of subjectivity as manifested in popular political activities, popular culture, artistic practices, and social media. His book, The Politics of People: Protest Cultures in China, explores the cultural dimensions of protest and dissent in China, with a particular emphasis on the expressive forms of bodily, spatial, strategic, and artistic performativity. The book highlights the significance of considering the bodily, spatial, and visual dimensions of popular protests. Currently, his research investigates the cultural politics of emotion in China and East Asia, while also conceptualizing social media as affective spaces. Liu is Professor of Communication at the University of Macau


Selected Bibliography


  • Liu, SD and Shi, Wei. forthcoming. Affective Spaces: The Cultural Politics of Emotion in China. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 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.
  • Tan, Yan and Liu, SD. 2022. ‘Witnessing #MeToo in Japan’. Feminist Media Studies.
  • 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. 2019. The Politics of People: Protest Cultures in China, The State University of New York Press.
  • Wong, Hio Tong and Liu, SD. 2018. ‘The cultural activism during the Umbrella movement’, Journal of Creative Communication 13 (2): 157-165.
  • Liu, SD. 2017. ‘Demanding state intervention’, The new global politics, edited by Peter Funke et al., Routledge, p. 234-249.