Associate Professor Shuang Liu

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
shuang.liu@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68242

Overview

Having spent a significant part of my life outside my heritage culture (Chinese), I've developed a profound interest in examining how culture influences people's thinking, doing, and being. I research and publish in the areas of ageing and immigration, acculturation, identity negotiation, and intercultural relations. I am particularly interested in how older people of diverse cultural backgrounds search for a sense of home, identity, and belonging as they live and age in a foreign land.

Research Interests

  • Older migrants ageing in a foreign land
    I examine cross-cultural adaptation of immigrants, particularly older migrants ageing in a foreign land. My research integrates theories of acculturation, gerontology, and intercultural communication to identify enables and barriers to ageing well in a foreign land, especially how we can improve social and cultural connectedness among older people to reduce social isolation and improve well-being. In addition to contribution to theories in intercultural communication, ageing, and acculturation, my research outcomes have implications for aged care providers, and policy-makers, in terms of informing the delivery of culturally appropriate care to older people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and allocation of resources to target the needs of the diverse ageing population.
  • Chinese immigrants and older Chinese immigrants in Australia
    I have conducted extensive research on Chinese migrants and Chinese diaspora communities in Australia. My research in this area expands over a decade. I have researched on long-term migrants, 1.5 generation and second generation migrants to advance knowledge on the processes of identify negotiation. My more recent research focuses on older Chinese migrants: how they deal with the dual challenge of cross-cultural adjustment over and above ageing in Australia. I have published books, journal articles, and book chapters in this research area. My research on older Chinese migrants advances understanding of the Chinese migrants in particular, and has implications for the diverse Australian ageing population in general.

Research Impacts

One of my contributions to the field is to advance the process orientated approach in research on immigrant integration. I've been researching and publishing in this area over the past decade. My more recent research examines the ageing experiences of people from diverse cultural backgrounds. International recognition of my work is demonstrated by the editorial responsibilities that I carry, my invited keynote presentation, media appearances, and holdings of my books in world leading university libraries.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Education, The University of Queensland
  • PhD (Communication), Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language, Heilongjiang University

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

  • I'm interested in research in the broad area of ageing, older immigrantts, identity, acculturation, intercultural relations, and media representation. My research is interdisciplinary. I'm familiar with both qualitative and quantitative research methods. If you are considering doing a PhD in those areas under my supervision, please feel free to contact me. I'd be very happy to discuss your topic areas with you!

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Liu, Shuang (2017). Cross-cultural adaptation: an identity approach. In Ling Chen (Ed.), Intercultural Communication (pp. 437-456) Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9781501500060-020

  • Liu, Shuang (2017). Identity, bicultural and multicultural. In Young Yun Kim (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication (pp. 1-9) Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0034

  • Liu, Shuang and Simpson Reeves, Laura (2017). Intercultural communication study in Australia. In Young Yun Kim (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of intercultural communication (pp. 1-9) Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0078

  • Liu, Shuang (2017). Intergroup communication: Asia/Australasia. In Howard Giles (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of communication (pp. 1-12) Oxford University Press, New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.384

  • Liu, Shuang and Simpson Reeves, Laura (2016). Migration and Aging. In Encyclopedia of Geropsychology (pp. 1-7) Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_292-1

  • Liu, Shuang and Gallois, Cindy (2015). Intercultural Relations and Globalization. In Janet Marie Bennett (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence (pp. 517-521) Thousand Oaks, CA United States: Sage.

  • Hiew, Danika N., Halford, W. Kim and Liu, Shuang (2014). Loving diversity: living in intercultural couple relationships. In Angela Abela and Janet Walker (Ed.), Contemporary issues in family studies: global perspectives on partnerships, parenting and support in a changing world (pp. 87-99) New York, NY, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118320990.ch7

  • 劉雙 Liu, Shuang (2011). Theories of health and risk communication. In 陳國明 Guo-Ming Chen (Ed.), 傳播理論 (pp. 339-374) Taipei, Taiwan: Wunan Publishing.

  • Liu, Shuang (2010). Social surveys and the statistical analysis of data. In Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley (Ed.), An introduction to communication and social change (pp. 39-54) Brisbane (UQ): UQP Print on Demand.

  • Liu, Shuang and Chen, Guo-ming (2009). 中国の合弁企業における対立管理方式の評価. In ベイツ・ホッファ (Bates L. Hoffer), 本名 信行 (Nobuyuki Honna) and 竹下 裕子 (Yūko Takeshita) (Ed.), 共生社会の異文化間コミュニケーション: 新しい理解を求めて (pp. 314-339) Toyko, Japan: Sanshūsha Publishing Company.

  • Liu, Shuang and Wu, Qiangian (2008). Online media and traditional media. In M. Wu, S. Liu, S.H. Xie and X. Long (Ed.), Research on internet media in China (pp. 157-175) Beijing, China: China National Defence Industry Press.

  • Servaes, J. E. J. and Liu, S. (2007). From the centre to the periphery: Multiple paths to social change in communities. In J. E. J. Servaes and S. Liu (Ed.), Moving Targets: Mapping the Paths Between Communication, Technology and Social Change in Communities (pp. 1-9) Malaysia: Southbound.

  • Liu, S. (2004). Hierarchy and Chinese organizational communication. In G.Chen (Ed.), Theories and principles of Chinese communication 1st ed. (pp. 231-244) Taipei: Wunan Publishing Ltd.

  • 劉雙 (2004). 层级结构与华人组织传播. In 陳國明 [Chen Guo-Ming] (Ed.), 中华传播理论与原则 (pp. 231-244) Taipei, Taiwan: Wunan Publishing Ltd.

  • Liu, S. and Chen, G. (2002). Collaboration over avoidance: Conflict management strategies in state-owned enterprises in China. In G. Ching and R. Ma (Ed.), Chinese Conflict Management and Resolution 1st ed. (pp. 163-182) Westport, CT, USA: Ablex Publishing.

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Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I'm interested in research in the broad area of ageing, older immigrantts, identity, acculturation, intercultural relations, and media representation. My research is interdisciplinary. I'm familiar with both qualitative and quantitative research methods. If you are considering doing a PhD in those areas under my supervision, please feel free to contact me. I'd be very happy to discuss your topic areas with you!