Yonghua Liu

Associate Professor of Sociology
School of Social Development
East China Normal University

Email: yhliu@soci.ecnu.edu.cn

Yonghua Liu is Associate Professor of sociology at East China Normal University (ECNU). He joined ECNU in 2007. His study targets at how society can make people become institutionalized one while people can also use their knowledge and they have their meaning. They are actor, but their action is restricted by social culture. In other words, what are the idea of the layfolk? How do the layfolk think the state, society and self? What is the state and the society? How do the state and the society achieve balance?

Research Fields:

  • Sociological theory
  • Culture and anthropology
  • The meaning of social life (China studies)