Position: Assistant Professor
Research Fields: Religion in Chinese societies; Southeast Asian Chinese; transnational networks; ethnicity and religion in Southeast Asia
Office: Room 206, Nan’an Building
PhD, Leiden University, 2017
Assistant Professor, Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University, China (since Dec 2017)
Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany (Nov 2016-Nov 2017)
Social Science Research Methods (undergraduate)
Sociological Imagination (undergraduate)
Religion and Nationalism (postgraduate)
2019-2021. PI: Collective Memory and Community Cohesion of Chinese Christians in Malaysia. All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (grant number: 19BZQK228)
2018-2021. PI: Ethnic and Cultural Identities of Chinese Christians in Southeast Asia in the Era of the Belt and Road Initiative. The National Social Science Fund of China (grant number: 18CZJ012)
2018-2020. PI: Southeast Asian Chinese, Transnational Networks and Christianity in Contemporary Fujian. The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (grant number: 20720181020)
Liu, Jifeng. 2020. “From Vegetarian Hall to Revolutionary Relic: Overseas Chinese and the Reshaping of a Buddhist Temple in a Chinese Qiaoxiang.” History and Anthropology 31 (5): 583-599.
White, Chris, and Jifeng Liu. 2020. “Going Global and Back Again: The Transformation of Chinese Christian Networks between Southeast Asia and China since the 1980s.” Special issue on Chinese Religions Going Global, edited by Nanlai Cao, Giuseppe Giordan and Fenggang Yang. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 11: 115-137.
Liu, Jifeng, and Chris White. 2019. “Old Pastor and Local Bureaucrats: Recasting Church-State Relations in Contemporary China.”Modern China 45 (5): 564-590.
Liu, Jifeng, and Chris White. 2019. “Consuming Missionary Legacies in Contemporary China: Eric Liddell and Evolving Interpretations of Chinese Christian History.”China Information 33 (1): 46-65.
Liu, Jifeng. 2019. “The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics and Christianity on Gulangyu.” In Protestantism in Xiamen: Then and Now, edited by Chris White, 77-101. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Liu, Jifeng. 2017. “Reconstructing Missionary History in China Today: Cultural Heritage, Local Politics and Christianity in Xiamen.”TheAsia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 18 (1): 54-72.
Awards and Honors
2010. Outstanding Graduate of Xiamen University
2007. Outstanding Graduate of Shandong Province