Institute of Anthropology
Area(s) of Expertise
China's rural community, cultural heritage
Liu Zhaohui is currently employed by Zhejiang University in China. He received anthropological training from undergraduate to postgraduate in China. His research fields are involved to applied anthropology, human rights, environmental protection, community development, and cultural heritage. He published a series of academic papers on environmental protestation, village development and cultural heritage preservation. As an applied anthropologist, he presided over and participated in development projects, funded by the World Band and the Asian Development Bank and China’s local government agencies, with respect to social assessment, resettlement action plan, and implementation policy-making in the last decade years. In the Airborne project, his research mainly focuses on people’s perception and responses to air pollution from an anthropological perspective, particularly life experience and resistance behaviors of their own. Since 2014, he was conducting fieldwork in urban/rural areas of Quzhou city of Zhejiang province in China, participating in local people’s everyday life and investigating at least 4 protests against locally industrial pollution. Up to now, the team has finished 300 households’ questionnaires and 82 formal in-depth interviews. Next, He will further proceed to study the ethnographic data and surveys from locality connected to larger political/economic/cultural processes, as well as the angle of urban-rural comparative study.