Xiao Liu

East Asian Studies Expert, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Xiao Liu’s research cut across areas of information studies, media and communication studies, science and technology studies, technology governance and policy, postsocialist and China studies, as well as science fiction and cultural studies. Her book, Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China (University of Minnesota Press 2019), is the winner of the Science Fiction Research Association 2019 Book Award, and has been featured by New Books Network on Systems and Cybernetics, International Journal of Communication, The China Journal and other venues. In 2019-2020, she worked as a fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum along with multi-stakeholders to make governance frameworks for emergent technologies, which led to the publication of the White Paper “The Internet of Bodies is Here: Tackling New Challenges of Technology Governance.” She is currently a Wilson China Fellow with a project that studies the governance space of personal data in China. At Berggruen, she will join other fellows and colleagues to study how the transformations of the human under evolving technical conditions demand a rethinking of existing approaches to technology governance.

By Xiao Liu

The 2020-21 Wilson China Fellowship: Essays on the Rise of China and Its Implications