Faculty & Research
Shilian Shan
Secretary of CPC SMD Committee
Head of The Department of Cultural Industry and Management
Distinguished Professor of Cultural Industry and Management
Ph.D. Supervisor
Email: shanshilian@126.com


Shilian Shan is a second-grade Professor, Distinguished Professor of SJTU, the Chair of the Department of Cultural Industry and Management, and the Director of the Research Center for Strategic Studies of Chinese Cultural Enterprises.

From 1986 to 2009, he worked in Guangdong Dramatists Association and Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences. During that period, he served as the Director of the Cultural Industry Research Center of Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences. From June 2006 to June 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Nottingham Trent University (U.K.). In May 2005, he began to work at SJTU and has ever served as the Vice Dean of the School of Humanities.

He has been engaged in humanities studies for a long time. His research areas include A Dream in Red Mansions, Drama Art, Chinese and Western Aesthetics, Revolutionary Culture, Intellectual History of Contemporary China, Nazi Holocaust, and etc. In recent years, his research efforts are mainly placed on Cultural Theory and Theoretical Study of Cultural Industry. In particular, the concentration is in two discourse domains: “Culture and Nation” and “Cultural Industry Ethics”. As a part of his research, he also considers the strategic studies of Chinese cultural enterprises.

Since 1985, he has published more than 500 articles and review comments and about 20 books. Moreover, he has contributed to the translation of some influential books, such as The Dialectical Imagination and A Bitter Revolution – China’s Struggle with the Modern World.

He has undertaken six important ministerial and national social science projects. His works have been twice awarded the Second Class Prize of Outstanding Works in Humanities and Social Sciences by the Ministry of Education. The viewpoints from his works are often quoted by research peers, and some papers have been reprinted many times.


Research Interests

1. Cultural Theory

2. History of Cultural Ideology

3. Theory and Strategy of Cultural Industry