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Liu, Shao-hua, Ph.D.


Shao-hua Liu is Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, in Taiwan. Her research fields include AIDS, drug use, and leprosy in China as well as cultural movement and well-being of Taiwanese indigenous people. Recently, she has been working on waterscape and water management in Taiwan. She has published one monograph Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin, and AIDS in Southwest China (Stanford University Press, 2011) and its Chinese versions in Taiwan and China, as well as journal articles and book chapters. She has also served as the co-editor for the journal of Asian Anthropology, on the committees for journals such as Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Human Organization, and American Anthropologist, and academic communities such as East Asian Anthropological Association and Society for East Asian Anthropology.