Chong Liu

Chong Liu

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Research Introduction:

When people talk about sexuality education, the mainstream discussion today is still paying much attention to the experiences of those European and American countries, such as the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Sexuality education in China, as an input as well as an output of China’s societal, political, cultural, and historical construction, in recent decades has got many opportunities but also has faced countless challenges. The imbalanced development about this issue thus becomes one of the triggers of conducting this research in this regard.
Studies show that it is crucial to listen to the youth’s voices to understand their experiences. Therefore, I conducted six-month fieldwork at a vocational high school and an academic high school in 2019, interviewed both student and schoolteacher participants to understand Chinese youth’s sexuality education experience and to investigate how class and gender impact their sexuality identity, practice, and relationships. 

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)

Guest Lecture -  Semester 2 2019/2020 Academic Year: EDUC5867 Children’s Family and Perosnal Relationships. (MA Childhood Studies, School of Education)

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:

As one of the contributors, I advised Marie Stopes International China on the Guideline for Fundamental Sexuality Education (2019).《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 was one of the volunteer teachers teaching Sociology at Shi Wu Xue Tang(实务学堂) in July 2019, as a part of their summer school programme. Shi Wu Xue Tang is a middle/high school level privately-run school for internal migrant children in China.

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

For celebrating International Women’s Day 2020, I was invited by You&Me, a featured sexuality education support platform jointly developed by Marie Stopes International China and UNFPA China, to partake in their special series, and to popularise the development of sexuality education in digital space to the public through live-streaming on March 6. 

Together with Jingyi Wang (University of Cambridge) and Ling Tang (University of Oxford), I talked about the intersection of feminism, power relationship, and sexuality education specifically in China’s context. View more information on Weibo (In Chinese).

Conference Presentation:

Back to school: Digital tools to deliver sexuality education in the classroom. Session 8C, at “Switched On: Sexuality education in the digital space” jointly conducted by UNESCO and UNFPA in Istanbul. Feburary 20th, 2020. 

Back to school: Participate in a live-streamed CSE class and experience other digital tools for CSE! (featured). Session 16C, at “Switched On: Sexuality education in the digital space” jointly conducted by UNESCO and UNFPA in Istanbul. Feburary 21st , 2020. 

School Matters: Social Class and the Youth Sexuality Education Experience in Contemporary China. At The School Research Seminar Series conducted by the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. March 18, 2020. (Abstract accepted, but conference cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.)

Class, gender, and youth’s sexuality education experience in contemporary China. Paper session 2, Sociology of Education, at “BSA Annual Conference 2020” conducted by BSA at Aston University, Birmingham. April 21st 2020. (Abstract accepted, but conference cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.)

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

- Online Dating Apps

Qualifications

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