Qiushi XU

Qiushi XU

Qiushi XU is a scholar of sound. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, China and was in a joint Ph.D. program in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University, U.S.A. She obtained a MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King's College London, UK, and got a BA in Recording Arts (Sound Director) and a BA in Journalism in Communication University of China, China. Dr. XU’s main research fields include Sound Studies, STS (Science and Technology Studies), Cultural Studies and Gender Studies. Her current researches focus on the social studies of piano sound, gender issues in recording industry, experimental music, and sound, body and medicine.

In August 2020, Dr. XU joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUSTech. She devotes herself to promoting the new and fast developing interdisciplinary field of Sound Studies. It is her academic ambition to do fascinating and tasteful research. In addition to academic research, she loves the writing of non-academic texts with paying attention to mass culture and social reality.


  • Academic Journals in Chinese:

  1. Qiushi XU, Trevor Pinch, Bing LIU, 2020. STS Marching in Sound Studies: “A Revolutionary Moment” [J]. Science and Society, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 81-96.

  2. Qiushi, XU. and Bing, LIU, 2018. Sound Studies: A Brand-New Area in STS [J]. Journal of Dialectics of Nature, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 88-97.

  3. Qiushi XU, 2017. Calling for the Metaphysics of Human Civilization – Reading the Book Daoxiangyuan Essays [J]. Green Leaf, No.5, pp. 62-65.

  4. Qiushi, XU. and Bing, LIU, 2016. The Historiography Significance of The Death of Nature to Scientific Revolution –With Discussing the Hyperprofessionalism in History of Science [J]. Science and Society, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 44-53.

  5. Qiushi, XU, 2016. Theory, Perspective and the New Study of Science Communication [J]. Science Education and Museums, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 83-84.


  • Academic Journals in English:

  1.  Qiushi XU, 2019. A Woman’s Masterpiece of Women: Analyzing Cindy Sherman’ Untitled Film Still # 21 [J]. Arts Autour Du Monde by Artistes autour du monde – Centre detudes interdisciplinaries en art (AAM-CEIA), pp. 30-43.

  2. Qiushi XU, 2019. “SO! Amplifies: The Electric Golem (Trevor Pinch and James Spitznagel)”. Sounding Out! Sound Studies Online Publication. June 24, 2019. https://soundstudiesblog.com/2019/06/24/so-amplifies-the-electric-golem-trevor-pinch-and-james-spitznagel/?fbclid=IwAR0lsVUsTU3FNmjCCkShFiTQeUXEe5kdTGRHDPV6drKdcQEC34BIGwIfHk8


  • Essays in Chinese:

  1. Qiushi XU. The Sociology of Insects and Health. Meiwen, No.2, 2020.

  2. Qiushi XU. Material, Nature, and the Environment of Human Living. Meiwen, No.2, 2020.

  3. Qiushi XU. But There is No His Home Outside the Window. Meiwen, No.2, 2020.

  4. Qiushi XU. The New Trend of Digital Art. China Culture Daily, May 25, 2019.

  5. Qiushi XU. Holographic Practice of Ecological Agriculture. Liaoning Daily, March 26, 2017.

  6. Qiushi XU. Tasting the Sweets and Bitters of Life. Chinese Science Daily, May 20, 2016.


  • Book Chapters in Chinese:

  1. Qiushi XU, 2015. Copywriting of the Program “Listening to Chinese Classics”. Win for Creative Idea [M], Beijing People’s Broadcasting Corporation, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. The program won the Excellence Award of the 4th “Win for Creativity” Global Chinese Language in 2011.

  2. Qiushi XU, 2012. “Appreciation Index Survey”, Report on Development of China’s Television Art [M]. China Radio and Television Publishing House, pp 350-385. This book which organised by The State Administration of Radio Film and Television represents the most authoritative level in the field of academic study of Television Media in China.


  • Sound Studies: An Introduction

  • What is Science and Technology? An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies

  • Introduction to Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Studies


Constructing interdisciplinary studies of the auditory culture in the humanities: ten “worksites” and one

  • Dun WANG, Renmin University of China
  • November 20, 2020 10:00 ~ 12:00
  • The Learning Studio (above Starbucks)

When Philosophy of Technology Faces Auditory Culture

  • Dun WANG, Renmin University of China
  • November 19, 2020 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • Room C205, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
4 on 4 Salons

New Courses Orientation, Fall 2021 - An Open Talk on the Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum

  • Zihui Lu, Qiushi Xu, Juan Chen, Hui Chen, Tommaso Pepe, Mengwen Zhu, Gao Bin, Yadi Wen
  • September 9, 2021 16:00 ~ 17:30
  • Room 109, Building C, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
4 on 4 Salons