Askan Weidemann

Doctoral Researcher

Askan Weidemann

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2021: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies Doctoral thesis topic: The digitalization of the Chinese petitioning (xinfang) system under the conditions of the political system of the People’s Republic of China.

    • 01/2019 - 07/2019: Internship in the department Building, Energy & Environment at the German Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, PR China

    • 09/2018 - 12/2018: Internship/research and course assistant at the Faculty of International Studies at VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi, Vietnam

    • Education: M.Sc. in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, DAAD scholarship recipient; B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Maastricht (Maastricht University), Netherlands and UC Berkeley, USA, with a concentration in Politics and International Relations; Chinese language studies at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, PR China; Exchange year with AFS at No. 3. Senior Highschool in Anshan, PR China

    Current Research

    • The politics of the People‘s Republic of China

    • E-government & e-participation

    • Ideology and political legitimation

    • Central-local relations

    Countries and Regions

    • PR China


    • Towards a Digital Mass Line: ICT Enactment in the Chinese Petitioning System

    Askan Weidemann

    Doctoral Researcher

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