Jin Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Phone:
404-385-0194
Office Location:
Swann 312
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Overview

Jin Liu received her Ph.D. in East Asian Literature and Culture from Cornell University. Her interdisciplinary research studies contemporary Chinese popular culture from the perspective of language, sound, voice, and music. She is the author of the book, Signifying the Local: Media Productions Rendered in Local Languages in Mainland China in the New Millennium (Brill, 2013). Drawing on cultural and literary theories, media studies, and sociolinguistics, this book examines recent cultural productions rendered in local languages and dialects (fangyan in Chinese) in the fields of film, television, the Internet, popular music, and fiction in mainland China. She co-edited and contributed to the book, Chinese Under Globalization: Emerging Trends in Language Use in China (World Scientific, 2012). She has also published articles in journals including positions: Asia Critique, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Twentieth-Century China, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, Chinese Language and Discourse, and Harvard Asia Pacific Review.

Dr. Liu teaches Chinese language and contemporary Chinese culture at Georgia Tech. She alternately co-directs the GT School of Modern Languages' intensive summer Chinese language program in Shanghai and Qingdao, Chinese LBAT. Before joining Georgia Tech, she taught Chinese language and culture at Cornell University, Middlebury College summer Chinese school, and Princeton University summer program in Beijing (PIB).

Education:
  • Ph. D. 2008 Cornell University, East Asian Literature & Culture
  • M. A. 2001 Cornell University, Asian Studies
  • M. A. 2000 Beijing University, Chinese Linguistics
  • B. A. 1997 Beijing University, Chinese Language and Literature
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Georgia Tech CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence, 2012
  • Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2012-2013)
  • Class of 1934 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award (2010-2011)