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Department of Social Anthropology



Shuai was born in Wuhan, China, but raised in Hainan Island. He studied anthropology as a undergraduate student at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, graduating with first-class honours. He went on to Queens’ College, University of Cambridge as a PhD student in anthropology, under Uradyn E. Bulag.


Material culture, human-thing relations, cultural changes, self cultivation, social imagination.

Research Title: Great Leap Backward: An Ethnographic Inquiry into China’s Heritage Fever
Supervisor: Dr Uradyn E Bulag
 Shuai  Li (2013)

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