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Shang Li

Postgraduate Research Student

Postgraduate Research Student in the Department of Sociology


I am a first-year PhD student in the Department of Sociology. During 2019-2020, I completed my Master’s degree in Communication for Development at the University of Reading. I then completed the Master of Social Science Research Method at Cardiff University.

Field of Study

I am curious about the publicness that emerged from Chinese Square Dancing. By adopting ethnography, I hope to investigate how people interact with and within public space, how conflicts are generated and resolved in public space. In the meantime, I am also concerned about the transformation of Chinese women's public and political images.

Research interests

  • Public space
  • The elderly
  • Ethnography
  • Authentic experience
  • Community