Ye Liu is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the New School for Social Research. With a background in anthropology and architecture, he has a wide interest in space, geography, empires, Third World(ism), global sixties, Chinese revolution, socialist modernity, radical theory, etc. His dissertation project is devoted to a theoretical reconstruction of "historical socialism" by reviewing China’s acclimatized architectural aid and its epistemological politics in African tropical areas during the 1960s-70s.