Assistant Professor

Licheng Qian is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Macau. Before teaching in Macau, he was a lecturer at the University of Virginia and an assistant professor at Zhejiang University. His research interests include cultural sociology, political sociology, comparative-historical sociology, and memory studies. His articles have appeared in both social science and China studies journals such as Cultural Sociology, Memory Studies, Sociological Studies (in Chinese), and Journal of Contemporary China.

  • Ph.D., 2017, University of Virginia
  • MA., 2012, University of Virginia
  • LL.M., 2010, Nanjing University
  • L.L.B., 2007, Nanjing University
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Comparative Historical Sociology
  • Memory Studies
  • Media Sociology
  1. 2021, Qian, Licheng. Making memory work: The SARS memory and China’s war on COVID-19. Memory Studies 14(6):1489-1502.
  2. 2021, Qian, Licheng. “Consuming a Difficult Past Unapproved: Chairman Mao as Commodity.” Memory Studies 14(2):363-379.
  3. 2020, Qian, Licheng. “Bringing Political Culture Back In: Insights from Cultural Sociology.” Sociological Studies (3): 219-241. (in Chinese)
  4. 2019, Xu, Bin, Licheng Qian, and Weirong Guo. “The Cultural Sociology of China: Trajectory and Dynamics of a Burgeoning Field.” Cultural Sociology 13(4):387-410.
  5. 2017, Qian, Licheng, Bin Xu, and Dingding Chen. “Does History Education Promote Nationalism in China? A ‘Limited Effect’ Explanation.” Journal of Contemporary China 26(104):199-212.
  6. 2015, Qian, Licheng, and Hexuan Zhang. “Social Memory Studies: Western Lineage, Chinese Perspectives, and Methods.” Sociological Studies (6):215-237. (in Chinese) *Reprinted by Sociology Digest, 2016(2). (in Chinese)