Dr. Sinan Chu

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 12/2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies and at the DFG project "Legitimate Multipolarity"

    • 08/2016 - 11/2018: Visiting Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies; Funding: Konrad Adenauer Foundation

    • Education: PhD in Political Science, Dept of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York, USA; M.A. in Political Science & International Relations (dual-degree), Dept. of Political Science & Dept. of International Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York, USA; B.A. in International Politics, Dept. of Politics and Public Administration, College of Public Management, Nanjing University, Jiangsu Province, PRC

    Current Research

    • Legitimacy in global governance

    • Science, experts, and politics

    • Nationalism and ethnicity in China

    • Global IR

    Countries and Regions

    • China

    • East Asia

    Third World Quarterly | 2021

    The Paradox of Competing Connectivity Strategies in Asia

    Competing connectivity strategies are a core component of geopolitics in the twenty-first century. The authors demonstrate the multifaceted consequences of the new multiplicity of connectivity strategies by proposing a conceptual distinction between two forms of competition among connectivity projects.

    Research Project | 01/04/2019 - 31/12/2021

    Drifting Apart: International Institutions in Crisis and the Management of Dissociation Processes

    Brexit, US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement under President Trump and the demise of security cooperation between Russia and the West are reminders that international cooperation is fragile. States dissociate themselves from international institutions – either by formally withdrawing their membership, by ignoring their commitments or by creating alternative institutions. The DRIFTS project, coordinated by HSFK, explores the tensions between states that result from these dissociation processes.
    Leibniz Association, 2019-2021

    Research Project | 01/12/2018 - 31/03/2022

    Legitimate Multipolarity

    Global governance institutions work differently under conditions of multipolarity. In a first step, in this project we investigate the legitimacy deficits of global governance institutions under conditions of multipolarity. In a second step, we analyse possible solutions to such problems put forward in rising powers’ foreign policy discourses. Legitimate Multipolarity adopts an empirical approach to the study of legitimacy and contributes to a global understanding of multilateralism’s merits, pitfalls – and prospects for reform.
    DFG, 2018-2022

    Speaker | 15/11/2021

    Othering within Minzu: the Peripheral Tibetanness of Baima

    Workshop 15/11/2021

    Dr. Sinan Chu

    Research Fellow

    Chair, Discussant | 31/08/2021

    ECPR General Conference 2021

    Conference 31/08/2021

    Panel #173 "Global Formations of Knowledge: Intellectuals and Political Praxis Beyond the West"

    Dr. Sinan Chu

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 31/08/2021

    The Intellectual Foundation of Assimilationism in PRC Multiethnic Governance

    Conference 31/08/2021

    Part of Panel #173 "Global Formations of Knowledge: Intellectuals and Political Praxis Beyond the West"

    Dr. Sinan Chu

    Research Fellow

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