Jane Qian Liu completed her B.A (2007) in Chinese Language and Literature, and then her M.A. (2010) in Comparative Literature and World Literature at Beijing Normal University. She completed her DPhil degree at University of Oxford in 2014, before working as assistant professor in Comparative Literature and World Literature at Beijing Normal University. She joined UBC Department of Asian Studies in 2018.

She has published in English and in Chinese on modern Chinese literature, translation studies, and comparative literature, including Transcultural Lyricism: Translation, Intertextuality, and the Rise of Emotion in Modern Chinese Love Fiction, 1899-1925 (Brill 2017), and ‘The Making of Transcultural Lyricism in Su Manshu’s Fiction Writing’ (Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, 2016). Her current research examines literary reflections of particular affective expressions in early Republican China. She is associate editor of Comparative Literature & World Literature, an academic journal published biannually in China and the U.S.

She currently teaches courses on modern Chinese literature and contemporary Chinese literature.