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Sustainable Consumption Institute

Chujia Cai

Visiting researcher - currently a PhD student in the School of Philosophy and Sociology, Shanghai University.

Chujia Cai

Chujia Cai was born in 1989.

Research interests

Research interests include: Sustainable consumption, consumer culture and everyday practices.

Since October 2017 Chujia Cai has been employed as a teaching assistant and interpretor of the Lyon 3 Master Programme on Sustainable Development (a joint project between Shanghai Uninversity and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3).

What's your PhD about?

"The topic I've been focusing on for my PhD project is 'Conspicuous and inconspicuous consumption in China: A comparative study between family households and inhabitants of shared rented accommodations', in which I'm trying put the theories of practice into a typical Chinese context, and to reflect on the subtleties and routines of people's day-to-day life with a focus on sustainability.

"In the meantime, I'm also working on translations of academic works such as the book 'Exploration in the Sociology of Consumption: Fast Food, Credit Cards and Casinos' written by George Ritzer. Right now, I'm on a visiting researcher scholarship granted by the CSC (the China Scholarship Council ) for a one-year visit to the SCI."