Tianshu Kong


I am a final year PhD student and my research focuses on how Westerners perceive the authenticity of Chinese popular music, based on a music management perspective.

Research interests

I'm interested in a range of topics in music industry (music authenticity, music export, cooperation between Chinese and western music industry, music communication). At Undergraduate level, I got a double major in musicology and finance, which also means my research is not limited to the musicological level, but also considers the economic level.


  • BA Musicology, Shandong University in China
  • BA Finance, Shandong University in China
  • MA Music Managemen, The University of Sheffield