Professor Liu is a cultural anthropologist with area specialization in South China and Hong Kong region. He received his Bachelor of Social Science in Anthropology and Diploma of Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Family and kinship; popular religion in South China; ethnicity; ecological anthropology; visual anthropology; heritage conservation.
Intangible Cultural Heritage and Local Communities in East Asia. Hong Kong: South China Research Center, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 2011.
Traditions and Heritage in Tai Po (co-editors: Cheung Siu-woo, Wong Wing-ho, Susanna Lai Kuen Siu). Hong Kong: Tai Po District Council, 2008.
〈「護國庇民」的天后﹕香港民間宗教活動個案研究〉[Guarding the State, Protecting the People, Tian Hou: A Case Study of Activities of Popular Religion in Hong Kong]. In《民間神祇巡禮》[Exploring Folk Deities], ed. by the Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section. 35-48. Hong Kong: Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section, Education and Manpower Bureau, 2008.
《文物教育在大澳》[Heritage Education in Tai O]. (co-editor: Siu-woo Cheung) Hong Kong: South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2008.
“Custom, Taste and Science: Raising Chickens in the Pearl River Delta Region, South China.” Anthropology and Medicine 15.1 (2008): 7-18.
〈把風水變成文物：在香港新界建構「文物話語」之個案研究〉[Turning Fengshui into Heritage: A Case Study of Constructing “Heritage Discourse” in Hong Kong’s New Territories]. In《風水與文物：香港新界屏山鄧氏稔灣祖墓搬遷事件文獻彙編》[Fengshui and Heritage: Documents of the Instance of Relocating the Ping Shan Tang Ancestral Grave in Nam Wan, Hong Kong’s New Territories], ed. by Disheng Liao and Huiling Lu. 1-27. Hong Kong: South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007.
《風水與文物：香港新界屏山鄧氏稔灣祖墓搬遷事件文獻彙編》[Fengshui and Heritage: Documents of the Instance of Relocating the Ping Shan Tang Ancestral Grave in Nam Wan, Hong Kong’s New Territories]. (co-editor: Huiling Lu) Hong Kong: South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007.
《大澳》(香港地區史研究之二) [Tai O; Study of Local History, No. 2]. (co-author: Siu-woo Cheung) Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Company Ltd., 2006.
“A Nameless but Active Religion: An Anthropologist’s View of Local Religion in Hong Kong and Macau.” The China Quarterly 174 (June 2003): 373-394.
〈由「聯鄉廟宇」到地方文化象徵：香港新界天后誕的地方政治意義〉[From an Alliance Temple to a Local Cultural Symbol: The Local Political Meaning of Tian Hou Cult in Hong Kong’s New Territories]. In《媽祖信仰的發展與變遷》[The Development and Changes of Mazu Cult], ed. by Meirong Lin, Xun Zhang and Xianghui Cai. 79-94. Taiwan: Taiwan Association for Religious Studies, 2003.
《香港歷史、文化與社會》[Hong Kong History, Culture, and Society]: (1)《教與學篇》[Volume 1 on Teaching and Learning], (2)《教學與實踐篇》[Volume 2 on Teaching and Practice], and (3)《田野與文獻篇》[Volume 3 on Fieldwork and Documents]. (co-editors: Siu-woo Cheung and Chi-cheung Choi) Hong Kong: South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001.
《香港天后崇拜》[The Cult of Tian Hou in Hong Kong]. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co. Ltd., 2000.
〈弱者たちの組織——香港新界の流動的コミュニティ￢〉[Organization of the Weak: A Fluid Community in Hong Kong’s New Territories]. In《中原と周邊——人類學的フィ—ルドから視點》[Center and Periphery in China: Views from Anthropological Fieldwork], ed. by Michio Suenari. 57-82. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1999.
“Reference Community: Anthropological Experience of Research, Teaching, and Friendship in Tai-O, Hong Kong.” (co-author: Siu-woo Cheung) In On the South China Track: Perspectives on Anthropological Research and Teaching, ed. by Sidney Cheung. 225-244. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1998.