Kang Liu
  • Kang Liu

  • Professor
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2204 Erwin Rd 210
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 684-3615
  • Fax: 919-681-7871
  • Office Hours: On Fall Leave
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Liu, Kang is Professor of Chinese Studies at Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of China Research Center, Duke University, U.S.A. and he is also Chair Professor and Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. He received B.A. in English in Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and received Ph.D. in comparative literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He is the author of eight books, including Aesthetics and Marxism(Duke University Press, 2000), Globalization and Cultural Trend in China(University of Hawaii Press, 2003), Culture/Media/Globalization (Nanjing University Press, 2006), and Demonizing China(Chinese Social Sciences Academy Press, 1996), a bestselling book in Chinese, which analyzes the American media’s coverage of China. In addition, Liu Kang published widely in both English and Chinese on issues ranging from contemporary Chinese media and culture, globalization, to Marxism and aesthetics. His current projects include global surveys of China’s image, Chinese soft power and public diplomacy, and political and ideological changes in China.
  • Specialties

    • Chinese
  • Research Description

    My research interests: Marxism and aesthetics, globalization, ideologies, cultural politics and media in China
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison,
      • 1989
  • Recent Publications

      • K. Liu.
      • Aesthetics and Marxism (Chinese translation).
      • Peking University Press,
      • 2012.
      • K. Liu.
      • , Bakhtin's Dialogism and Cultural Theory.
      • New Edition,
      • Peking University Press,
      • 2012.
      • Liu Kang.
      • ""Introduction", Special Issue (editor), “China and the World: Literary Construction,”."
      • Comparative Literature Studies
      • 49
      • .4
      • Pennsylvania State University Press,
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 497-504.
      • Liu Kang.
      • "“Searching for a New Cultural Identity: China’s Soft Power and Media Culture Today”."
      • Journal of Contemporary China
      • 21
      • .78
      • Routledge,
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 915–931.
      • Liu Kang.
      • ""Dinner Party of Discourse Owners"."
      • The Minnesota Review
      • .
      • Duke University Press,
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 113-136.
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