Huwy-min Lucia LIU (劉慧敏)  PhD Boston University, 2015
Assistant Professor
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Tel : 2358 7761
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Full CV

Professor Huwy-min Lucia Liu received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Boston University in the United States in 2015, her M.Phil and MA in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, and her BA in Journalism from National Chengchi University in Taiwan. She is a past winner of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (declined) in the United States.


Research Interests
Religion and Politics, Anthropology of Death, Ritual Study, Subjectivity and Governance, Modernity and Secularism, Late-Socialism and Privatization, Culture and Emotion, Professionalism and Expertise, Gender and Masculinity, China and Taiwan


Representative Publications

In Preparation
Journal Article, “Ritual, Pluralism, and Subject Formation: Religious Variations on Socialist Death Rituals in Urban China”

Book Manuscript, Resonance and Dissonance: Governance, Subjectivity, and the Shanghai Funeral Industry

Peer-Reviewed Articles
2010 “Substance, Masculinity, and Class: Betel Nut Consumption and Embarrassing Modernity in Taiwan,” in Charismatic Modernity: Popular Culture in Taiwan, Marc L. Moskowitz, ed. Pp.131-148. London and New York: Routledge.

2009 Co-authored (with Joseph Bosco and Matthew West). “Underground Lotteries in China: The Occult Economy and Capitalist Culture,” in Research in Economic Anthropology: Economic Develop, Integration, and Morality in Asia and Americas, Vol. 29, Donald C. Wood, ed. Pp.31-62. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Book Reviews and Translations
2014 Chinese Translator of “Chinese Religious Philanthropy and the Limitation of Social Capital,” written by Robert Weller, in Anthropology of Religion, Beijing, China.

2010 Co-author (with Charles Lindholm). Book Review of Crying Shame: Metaculture, Modernity and the Exaggerated Death of Lament (James Wilce). Ethos Journal. Vol. 38, Issue 3.

Dissertation and Thesis
2015. Ph.D Dissertation: Dying Socialist in Capitalist Shanghai: Ritual, Governance, and Subject Formation in Urban China’s Modern Funeral Industry

2006. MPhil. Thesis: Betel Nut Consumption in Contemporary Taiwan: Gender, Class and Social Identity