Liu was born and raised in Kunming, China. She was an awarding winning journalist who worked for news organizations in Beijing, Hong Kong and the United States, including Beijing Youth Daily and the South China Morning Post. She has had hundreds of articles published in about a dozen newspapers and magazines in the U.S., China and Hong Kong. She also was invited to be a guest blogger for China Digital Times. Her scholarly work has appeared in several academic journals and books. Prior to joining Trinity, she worked as the Academic Affairs Marketing Specialist at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She is the mother of two children.
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Missouri
B.A., Peking University
Liu, Zhaoxi and Dan Berkowitz (2018). "Blurring Boundaries: Exploring Tweets as a Legitimate Journalism Artifact." Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. First published online: May 19, 2018. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884918775073
Liu, Zhaoxi (2017). Metro Newspaper Journalists in China: the Aspiration, Frustration and Reconciliation Framework. New York: Routledge.
Liu, Zhaoxi (2016). "Cui Jian: Extolling Idealism Yet Advocating for Freedom through Rock Music in China." International Communication Research Journal 51 (1): 3-20.
Liu, Zhaoxi (2016). “Toward Omnipresent Journalism: A Case Study of the Real Time Coverage of the San Antonio Spurs 2014 NBA Championship Game.” #ISOJ 6 (1): 151-169. (The official journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism)
Cultural meaning of news and mass media content, media system and change in China, journalism as an occupational culture, comparative studies of journalism and mass media across cultures.