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Mr Jules Zhao Liu

PhD Student



Liu Zhao (刘钊) is a PhD candidate at HKU Sociology. He received his BA in French, and then acquired his MA in Art History from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou. He is now working on historical anthro-sociology with a specific interest in historical events, revolutionary myth and collective memory.

Outside of academic life, he is also a professional pianist and an expert in Chinese tea culture. In 2012, he performed a sound installation Clair de Lune with a famous English contemporary artist Kate Paterson in Guangzhou Opera House.


MPhil Sociology
The University of Hong Kong

MA Art (Sociology of Art)
Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China)

BA French
Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China)

Research interests

History, memory, mythology
Religious embeddedness
Politics, culture and society
Social transformations in modern China
Tradition and modernity