Staff Directory


Xiaoxing Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Chinese Language & Culture

Phone: 949-480-4074

Fax: 949-480-4126


Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M. A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2004
  • 1999 - 2004, Lecturer, Northwestern University
  • 1998 - 1998, Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University

Research Interests

  • Chinese language pedagogy
  • Acquisition of second language
  • Aspects of Chinese culture, ethnic groups and health care issues

Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures

  • Medical Culture among the Yi, (in process) Yunnan People's Press, China, 2005
  • "The Yi Health Care System in Liangshan and Chuxiong," In Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China, edited by Stevan Harrell, University of California Press, 2001
  • "Ancestor Worship, Maternal Body Worship and the Gourd," In Gourd and Symbol, edited by You Qi and Xicheng Liu, Commercial Press, Beijing, 2001
  • 'Business Chinese', a Multi-medial Chinese Teaching CD-ROM, The Newsletter of Center for Language Education and Research, Michigan State University, 2001
  • "A Brief Introduction to Medical Anthropology," Nationalities of the World, No.3, 1997
  • "The Ten Month Solar Calendar of the Yi," Ethnic Spectacles of China, No.1, 1997
  • "A Preliminary Approach to the Yi Health Care System," Annual Journal of Yi Culture, 1996
  • "Chinese Barefoot Doctors and African Primary Health Care," Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society, 22(1)1994
  • A Short History of Marriage, by Edward Westmark (Translated from English to Chinese and worked with Li Bin), Commercial Press, China, 1992
  • The worship of Mother's Body - Seeking the source of the Calabash as Yi People's Memorial Tablet For Ancestors, Yunnan People's Press, China 1990.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • First-year Chinese I
  • First-year Chinese II
  • Second-year Chinese II
  • Contemporary Issues in China
  • Introduction to Chinese Literature and Film

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Professor of the year 2004-2005 at SUA, 2005
  • 2002-2003 Faculty/administrator honor roll at Northwestern Univ., 2003