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Dr Shenshen Cai

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies


Originally from Beijing, Shenshen completed her PhD in contemporary Chinese culture studies with the School of Humanities at Griffith University and has a broad research interest in contemporary Chinese literature, film, theatre and folklore studies. Shenshen is happy to consider PhD supervision in these areas. Shenshen is the author of State Propaganda in China's Entertainment Industry (Routledge 2016), Television Drama in Contemporary China: Political, Social and Cultural Phenomena (Routledge 2016), Contemporary Chinese Films and Celebrity Directors (Palgrave Macmillan 2017), co-author of Xiangsheng and the Emergence of Guo Degang in Contemporary China (Palgrave Macmillan 2020), and editor of Contemporary Chinese Female Celebrities (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). She has recently published articles in Social Semiotics (2015), Asian Studies Review (2016), Asian Theatre Journal (2016), Asian Ethnology (2017) and Celebrity Studies (2020). 

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Communication And Media Studies - 200100
  • Cultural Studies - 200200


Also published as: Cai, Shenshen; Cai, S.
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