Affiliated Staff

Liu Jieyu(Affiliated Research Fellow)

Post Title

Deputy Director, SOAS China Institute





PhD (University of York, UK)

Areas of Interests

Gender, Family, Intergenerational Relations, Migration, Social Policy


Chinese society

Research methodology


Research monograph:

Liu, J. (2007)Gender and Work in Urban China: Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation. London: Routledge.

Republished in paperback in 2011.

Edited books:

﹞         Liu, J. and Yamashita, J. Handbook of Gender in East Asia, Routledge, forthcoming.

﹞         Liu, J. (2014) Social Transformations in China, London: Routledge.

﹞         Zhu, Y., Liu, J. and Huang, Y. (2011) Women*s Studies in the West, Beijing: People*s University Press. [in Chinese].

﹞         Jackson, S. Liu, J. with Woo J. (2008)East Asian Sexualities: Modernity, Gender and New Sexual Cultures. London: Zed Books.

Journal articles and book chapters:

﹞                       Liu, J. (2014) &Ageing, Migration and Familial Support in Rural China*, Geoforum, 51:305-312.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2013) &White-collar Workers: Gender and Class Politics in an Urban Organization*, pp.75-90, in Chen, M. and Goodman, D (eds) Middle Class in China: Identity and Behaviour, Edward Elgar.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2012) &Mothers and Daughters: A Cross Generational Exploration of Women*s Work and Aspirations in Urban China*, in Afshar, H. (ed) Women and Fluid Identities: Strategic and Practical Pathways Selected by Women.  Palgrave.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2011) &Life Goes On: Redundant Women Workers in Nanjing*, pp. 82-103, in Carrillo, .B and Duckett, J. (eds) China*s Changing Welfare Mix. Routledge.

﹞                       Takeda, H., Liu, J. and Yamashita, J. (2011) &Economic Restructuring and Changing Work/Family Life: The Cases of Japan and China*, pp.125-154, in Hwang, G. (ed)New Welfare States in East Asia: Global Challenges and Restructuring, Edward Elgar.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2011) &Gender and Sexuality*, pp.49-62, in Zang, X. (ed) Understanding Chinese Society, London: Routledge.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2009) &The Stratification of Youth Employment in Contemporary China*, pp. 182-187, in Furlong, A. (ed) Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood, London: Routledge

﹞                       Liu, J. (2007) &Gender Dynamics and Redundancy in Urban China*, Feminist Economics, 13(3 每 4): 91 每 124. [translated into Chinese and republished in 2009 by Peking Economic Science Press].

﹞                                Liu, J. (2006) &Researching Chinese Women*s lives: ※Insider§ Research and Life History Interviewing*, Oral History, 34(1): 42 每 52.

﹞                       Liu, J. (2004) &Hold Up the Sky? Reflections on Marriage in Contemporary China*, Feminism and Psychology, 14(1): 195 每 202.

Other writings:

Liu, J. (2015) &An Age-Old Question*, China-Britain Business Council Magazine, Focus.

Liu, J. (2014) &Ageing, Migration and Changing Intergenerational Relations in Rural China*, Discovery Society, September issue.

Liu, J. (2013) &Ageing and Migration in Rural China*, pp. 22-25 in East Asia in 2013: A Region in Transition, Asia-Pacific Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


2015- 2020

Principal Investigator  - A multi-sited Ethnography of Modern Chinese Family Life,

funded by European Research Council


Principal Investigator 每 Ageing in Rural China,

funded byUK Economic and Social Research Council Research Grant


Principal Investigator 每 White Collar Beauties in Urban China,

funded by British Academy