Dr LIU Huimei(Professor, Deputy Director)


  • DEC. 2014- Present Professor, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University
  • Feb. 2016-Jul. 2016 Visiting Scholar, University of Alberta, Canada
  • July. 2012- Aug. 2014 Visiting Scholar, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Aug. 2007-Jul. 2008 Fulbright visiting scholar, Pennsylvania State University, US
  • Dec. 2008- Nov. 2014 Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University
  • Aug. 1998-Nov. 2008 Lecturer, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University
  • Aug. 1996-Jul. 1998 Teaching assistant, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University


  • Ito, Walker, Liu, & Mitas ( in press) Culture, Happiness and Types of Leisure Activities, Leisure Studies

  • Hou, S., Liu, H., & Zhang, L. ( in press), Language Authenticity and the Meaning-Making of Chinese Urban Heritage: A case study of the Zhouwang Temple in Quzhou, Zhejiang. Journal of Guangxi Normal University.

  • Hou.S, Wu.Z, & Liu.H£¬£¨2016£© Multi-Discursive Ethnography and the Re-Narration of Chinese Heritage: Stories about the Yueju Opera Performance at the Heavenly Queen Palace of Quzhou., Sungyun Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 16. No. 2, 197-222.
  • Liu, H., & Walker, G. (2016). A Review of Research on Overseas Chinese¡¯ Leisure£¬ Journal of Henan University (Humanities & Social Sciences)

  • Liu, H., & Wang, J. (2016). A Review of Leisure Policy Coordination in the Perspective of Holistic Government., Journal of Hubei Polytechnic University (Humanities and Social Sciences),

  • Ito, E., Walker, G. J., Liu, H., & Mitas, O.. (2016). A cross-cultural/national study of Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese university students¡¯ leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being. Leisure Sciences.

  • Liu, H. ,& Walker, G. (2015) The Effect of Urbanization , Motivation, Constraints on Chinese People¡¯s Leisure Time Physical Activity Participation, Leisure Sciences. 37(5). 458-478

  • Liu, H., & Yu. B. (2015). Serious leisure, leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being of Chinese university students. Social Indicators Research. 122(1). 159-174.

  • Liu, H., & Stebbins, R. (2014). Concerted Singing: Leisure Fulfillment in a University Faculty Chorus£¬Leisure Studies, 33(5), 533-545.

  • Liu, H. (2014). Personality, Leisure Satisfaction and Subjective Well-being of Chinese University Student, Social Behavior and Personality, DOI 10, 1007/s11205-014-0687-6. 42, 1117-1125.

  • Liu, H. & Walker, G (2014). Culture, Self-Construal and Chinese People¡¯s Leisure, Journal of Zhejiang University ( Humanities and Social Science), 44,(4), 146-158.

  • Liu, H. (2013). City and Leisure- An Exploration of the American Play Movement. Journal of Hubei Polytechnic University (Humanities and Social Sciences), 15-18,22.
  • Zhang, Yi., Li, J., & Liu, H. (2012). Comparison between Forest Policies between China and the United States. Forest Resources Management, 6, 128-134.

  • Li, J. , Liu, H., Chen, J., Xue, Q., & Bao, Y. (2011). Travel Health and Health Tourism: A Perspective of the Subject of Tourism. International Symposium on Applied Economics, Business and Development (ISAEBD), ISBN 978-3-642-23022-6, Springer, 56-65, 2011.

  • Li£¬J., Luo, F., Liu, H. & Kong, J. (2010). Study on Recreational Travel Preference of Foreign Residents in China: a Case of United Nation Community in Yiwu City, 2010 International Conference on Management Science and Information Engineering(ICMSIE 2010): ISBN:978-1-4244-9077-6.

  • Liu, H. (2011). Leisure Culture: Reconstruct the Spirit of Humanities of Universities, Chinese Social Science Newspaper, No. 250.

  • Liu, H. (2011). Leisure Value and World Class Universities, Journal of Zhejiang University ( Humanities and Social Science), 41(4), 144-152,

  • Liu, H. (2011). Development and Features of French Leisure Policies in Liu, D., Gao, X. & Song, R. (Eds). 2011, Green Book of China¡¯s Leisure, Social Science Academic Press.
  • Wang, L. & Liu, H. (2010). Communication Awareness and Discourse Models of Leisure in Current Media, CHINA MEDIA REPORT, 9£¨3£©,112-120.

  • Liu, H. , Yeh, C., Chick, G.E., & Zinn, H.C., (2008). An Exploration of Meanings of Leisure: A Chinese Perspective£¬Leisure Sciences, 30(5), 482-488.

  • Liu, H. & Huang, J. (2008). Confucius Ethic and the Construction of Chinese Leisure Ethic, Journal of Zhejiang University ( Humanities and Social Sciences), 38(4), 30-36.

  • Ling, P. & Liu, H. (2007). The Main Characteristics and Social Foundation of Sport Administration System in France, Journal of Beijing Sport University, ,30£¨3£©,294-296.
  • Liu, H. & Zhang, Y. (2006). The Evolution of Leisure Ethic in Western Countries, Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 22 (4), 91-95.


  • Liu, H., (forthcoming), Leisure Policy in China, Zhejiang University Press
  • Liu,H. (2014). Urbanization and Leisure, Zhejiang University Press


  • Liu, H., & Li, M. (2015) Leisure in China, in Gordon Walker, David Scott & Monica Monika Stodolska, (Ed). Leisure Matters: The State and Future of Leisure Studies, Venture Publishing, 111-114.
  • Liu,H., Huang, B., & Yu. B. (2015). The Development of Canadian Recreation and Park Policy, in Song. R. (Ed). The Green Book of China¡¯s Leisure, Social Science Academic Press.
  • Liu, H., & Wu, Z. (2012). Exploring the Aura of Chinese Leisure Heritage-A Narrative Construction of Dongwushan Cultural Memory Leisure and Tourism: cultural paradigms, 213-230, Rawat Books, Jaipur.
  • Deng, J., & Liu, H. (2012). Recreation and Leisure in China£¬Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, (2nd Edition), Human Kinetics, US.
  • Liu, H. (2010). Development Mode and Strategies of Leisure Education in China. In Ma,H. & Ning, Z. (Eds), Interdisciplinary Studies: Leisure and Social Civilization, China Tourism Press.
  • Liu, H. (2006), Cultural Differences in Leisure Planning, in Pan, L. (Ed). Humanities in Tourism.


  • Liu, H. (2016). Moderator, Asia Heritage Diplomacy: From Conflict to Cooperation, Zhejiang University. Sept.8
  • Liu, H. (2016). Session Chair, Leisure and Culture, the Third Conference of Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Montreal, Canada. June 2-6
  • Liu, H. (2015) Moderator and Commentator, Session of Leisure, Culture and Economy, 2015 Urban Recreation and Tourism, Shenzhen, Dec. 5-6, 2015
  • Liu, H. (2015). Discussant£¬China-North America Leisure Studies Network (CN-ALS)£¬ Tianjin, Nov. 7, 2015.
  • Liu, H. (2015). Commentator, LEISURE NEEDS / MOTIVATIONS AND HAPPINESS Session, Tianjin Leisure and Tourism Summit, Nov. 8, 2015.
  • Liu, H., & Walker, G. (2014). Mainland Chinese and British-Canadian Students¡¯ Leisure Satisfaction and Subjective Well-Being, Abstracts of the 14th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Halifax, Canada, May 21-23, 2014. 167-171.
  • Liu, H. & Walker, G. (2013). The Effect of Urbanization, Motivation, and Constraint on Physical Activity, Abstracts from the 2013 Leisure Research Symposium, NRPA, Houston, Texas, US. Oct. 8-10, 2013.
  • Liu, H. (2011). An Exploration on China¡¯s Leisure Policy- A Case Study of Tourism Policy, Hangzhou International Leisure Development Forum, Nov. 2011
  • Liu, H. (2010). £ºCultural memory and the recovery of Chinese identity of Leisure culture£¬11th World Leisure Congress Chun Cheon, Korea, Aug. 28- Sept. 2, 2010.
  • Liu, H. (2010). The Development and Features of French Culture and Leisure Policy, 2010 Hangzhou International Leisure Development Forum, Nov. 6-7. 2010.
  • Liu, H. (2009). Chinese Traditional Culture and Leisure, Abstracts of 2009 Hangzhou International Leisure Development, Hangzhou, China. Nov. 6-7. 2009.
  • Liu, H. (2008). Urbanization and Physical Activity Participation, Northeast Recreation Research Symposium, NY, US. March 30-April 1, 2008
  • Liu, H. (2008). Constraints of Physical Activity Participation of People in Fuyang, Zhejiang. Abstracts of 2008 Hangzhou International Leisure Development, Fuyang, Zhejiang, China. Oct. 23-25, 2008.
  • Liu, H. (2006). Leisure Education with Chinese Characteristics: Models and Strategies for a Rapidly Developing Country, Hangzhou, China, Oct 16-18. 2006
  • Liu, H. & Zhang, Y. (2005). Evolution of the Leisure Ethic in Western Countries, 2005 Hangzhou Leisure Development Forum, Oct. 2015



  • 2016 Project Leader, The Development of Hangzhou B& B industry, Hangzhou Tourism Committee
  • 2015 Member, Zhejiang Civil Affairs Culture Development and Promotion Pattern, Zhejiang Civil Affairs Bureau
  • 2013, Project Leader, Leisure Policy in Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Sports Bureau
  • 2010 Project Leader, Studies on Chinese Leisure Theories and Developmental Systems, National Social Science Foundation
  • 2010 Member, Historical & Cultural Heritage Exploration in Shui Ting Men Street, Quzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Sponsored by Quzhou Culture Bureau
  • 2009 Member, Living and Touring the Past: Dongwu Heritage Village, Sponsored by three local villagers
  • 2006 Member, Evaluation Report of the First World Leisure Expo and Strategies for the Second World Leisure Expo, sponsored by Hangzhou Municipal Government
  • 2006 Member, Sociological Study of Differing Sports Behavior among Youth in Hangzhou, sponsored by Zhejiang Education Bureau
  • 2006 Project Leader, Plan for Leisure Education in Hangzhou City, Sponsored by the Planning Bureau, Hangzhou Municipal Government 2005 Project Leader, Comparison of Eastern and Western Leisure Ethics, Sponsored by a Tung Scholarship (funded by Tung Chee-hwa, Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
  • 2005/6 Member, Development Strategies for the Construction of ¡°Oriental Leisure Capital¡± of Hangzhou City,, sponsored by the Hangzhou Municipal Government
  • 2003/4 Member, Status Quo and Development StrategiesResearch on Recreational Sports Industry in Hangzhou, sponsor: the Hangzhou Economic Committee