Professor Liu teaches courses in theatre history, drama, Asian theatre and intercultural theatre. His research focuses on twentieth century Chinese theatre and Asian Canadian theatre. His published books include Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre (2016), Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000 (co-author, Methuen 2014), The Methuen Drama Anthology of Modern Asian Plays (co-editor, 2014) and Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern China (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). He has also published over twenty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He served as President of the Association for Asian Performance from 2011 to 2015.