Chong Liu

Chong Liu

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About Me:

Since 2015, in which year I started my postgraduate study (MA Social Research (Education), University of Birmingham), I have noticed the value of researching sexuality education in China for both academic and practical development. At that time, I mainly focused on sexuality education organisations. My master's research experience helped me blend in with some sexuality education experts in China, and get a rough understanding of the current problems about the oppotunities and the challenges in sexuality education's implementation. While my research interest changed to youth's experience afterwards. As through my reading and observation, I found that the difficulties of popularising scientific, in particular comperhensive and holistic, sexuality education were not only a policy-level problem, but also a cultural problem, a sociological problem. I thus decided to adjust my research pathway from Education to Sociology, and to explore how class and gender impact on Chinese youth's understanding towards sexuality practice, identity, and relationship.

Teaching:

Lecture -  Semester 1 2018/2019 Academic Year: SLSP1170 Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society (Level 1) (one lecture on social class in contemporary society)

Tutorial - Semester 1 2018/2019 Academic Year: SLSP1170 Understanding and Researching Contemporary Society (Level 1) (taking 2 x two hour tutorials per week, and marking research proposals)

Tutorial (ad hoc) - Semester 1 2018/2019 Academic Year: SLSP1190 Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society (Level 1) 

Tutorial - Semester 1 2019/2020 Academic Year: SLSP1190 Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society (Level 1)  (taking 4 x one hour tutorials per week, and marking exams)

Book Reviews:

Political Studies Review - Yingjie Guo (ed.), Handbook on Class and Social Stratification in China (Volume: 16 issue: 1, page(s): NP99-NP99 Article first published online: November 24, 2017; Issue published: February 1, 2018)

Outreaching:

I was invited to offer Marie Stopes International China (MSIC) some suggestions for developing its newly published guidebook for teaching sexuality education in China's social context. 《玛丽斯特普基础性教育指南(2019)》 View more information on the Marie Stopes China webpage (In Chinese).

I am being featured in a video (both English and Chinese subtitles are available) which introduces the live streaming sexuality education program conducted by MSIC. Since the beginning of 2019, I have partaken in this project as a volunteer teacher, and have taught over 5,800 Chinese primary school, middle school, and high school students.

I was invited to attend an international syposium “Switched On: Sexuality education in the digital space” jointly conducted by UNESCO and UNFPA in Istanbul, Turkey from 19 to 21 Feburary, 2020. View more information on the UNESCO webpage.

Media Contact:

Twitter: @liuchonglll

Research interests

- Social Stratification (Class, Gender, Sexuality) 

- Comprehensive/Holistic/Abstinence Sexuality Education 

- Working Class: Taxi Drivers, and Vocational School Students

- Educational Inequality

- Ideology, Propaganda, and Their Impacts on People's Everyday Lives

- Nationalism and Collectivism

- China's Contemporary History (1949- )

- (Post-)Socialist Femininity and Masculinity (with Chinese Characteristics)

- Parenting in China

Qualifications

  • MA Social Research (Education)
  • BSc E-Commerce