After obtaining a B.A. and a M.A. in sociology from National Taiwan University, Dr. Liou went on to pursue sociology Ph.D at the department of Economics and Social Science at Trier University in Germany. After returning to Taiwan, he taught at the Department of Sociology at SooChow University as an associate professor, specializing in cultural economics, sociology of consumption, life style studies and social change.
He likes to engage in fun activities and appreciates things with design and story. Living the life he desires is important to him. He started the Association of Creative Economy in Taiwan with his friends, dedicating their effort in stimulating the development of creative economy industry. Currently, he holds the commissioner position at the Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City Government, contributing his energy and effort to the culture of Taipei city.