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Jiacheng Liu

Jiacheng Liu

Associate Professor

Department of History
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact Information

(970) 351-2114
Ross 3280A
Office Hours
On sabbatical for Spring 2024
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
Department of History
Campus Box 116
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

I specialize in the social and cultural history of modern China, with particular emphasis on the subfields of urban history, theater performance, and gender studies.

Publications/Creative Works

Journal articles

“From social drama to political performance: China’s multi-front combat with the Covid-19 epidemic,” Critical Asian Studies (June 2020), 1-21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2020.1803094

“Courting Actresses and Exploring Love in Late Qing and Early Republican China,” Frontier History of China, 2020, 15(1): 1-33. https://doi.org/10.3868/s020-009-020-0001-0

“Writing on Actresses and the Modern Transformation of Opera Fandom in 1910s Beijing,” Modern China, 45:4 (September 2018), 433-465. https://doi.org/10.1177/0097700418798765

“Transgressive Female Roles and the Embodiment of Actresses in 1910s Beijing” Twentieth Century China 41:1 (January 2016), 29-51. https://doi:10.1353/tcc.2016.0002.

“Qingdai Hankou Shangren Huiguan de Jiangou jiqi Leixing (Constructing Merchant Guilds in Hankow in the Qing Dynasty),” (in Chinese) The Journal of Chinese Social and Economic History, 3:102 (September 2007).

Book Reviews

Review of Hsiao-t’i Li, Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2019). Journal of Asian Studies, 78:4 (2019).


Translator (with others) from English to Chinese, Ritual, Standardization, and Chinese Culture: Revisiting James Waston’s Theory. Published as Yishi, Biaozhunhua yu Zhongguo Wenhua (Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press, 2019)

Translator (with others) from English to Chinese, Commerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the Qing and Republican Periods by Cynthia J. Brokaw (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007). Published as Wenhua Maoyi: Qingdai zhi Minguo Shiqi Sibao de Shuji Maoyi (Beijing: Beijing University Press, 2015).

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