Prof. Liu Ching-chih

Professor Liu Ching-chih is currently Visiting Professor of the Department of Music Education at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Hon Research Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (including the Centre of Asian Studies), Hon Fellow of the Research Institute of Music of China’s Academy of Arts and Hon Fellow of the Research Institute of Music of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He also served as Visiting Scholar at St Antony’s College, Oxford, the University of Heidelberg and leading universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Jinan, Lanzhou, and Qingdao.

Publications on music, literature and translation include: as Editor of 17 monographs on Chinese music and the history of music in China in the 20th century and 12 books on translation; as Author of five collections of music reviews on Chinese and European music, two books on Yuan dynasty drama, one collection of academic papers on new music in China, one book entitled A Critical History of New Music in China 1885-2006 (1998 and 2009 revised), and one on composer Lin Sheng-shih; as Chief Editor and Founding Chief Editor of the Translation Quarterly, Journal of the Hong Kong Translation Society, from 1995 to to-date (issue numbers 1-54); and miscellaneous articles, music and cultural reviews, book prefaces, etc.

Professor Liu is a devoted European classical music lover and is one of the many active music lovers attending performances of operas and orchestral works at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Macao International Music Festival, the Bayreuther Festspiele, the Salzburger Festspiele, Teatro Alla Scala, Arena di Verona, the Lucerne Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, Opera National de Paris, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the State Opera House in Vienna and and many other concert halls and opera houses in Toronto, New York, Shanghai, Birmingham, etc. It is due to these musical activities that he has been inspired to write musical reviews during the past decades.


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