Dr. Ying Huang
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Dr. Ying Huang

Associate Fellow


Since April 2022, Dr. Ying Huang has been employed as a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. From December 2015 to March 2022, Dr. Huang was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, first at the Center for Global Studies (CGS)/Chair of International Relations and from September 2020 at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies. There, she led the research project "Infrastructures of Data" as part of the research group "Infrastructures of Chinese Modernity and their Global Constitutive Effects" (Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer) funded by the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture and Science.

Dr. Ying Huang completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) and her Master's degree at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Tongji University (Shanghai, China). She received her PhD from the University of Bonn in April 2019 with a comprehensive study of the German China policy after reunification. She has been affiliated with the German Research Centre (DFZ) of Tongji University (Shanghai) since October 2017. She has also frequently worked as a presenter and interpreter in Germany for the Chinese broadcaster CCTV.

Former Research Projects

Research Interests

International Relations | Foreign Policy Analysis | Global Technology Policy | Digital Infrastructures and Modernity | Influence of Artificial Intelligence on World Politics | German Foreign Policy (especially German China Policy) | Chinese Security and Foreign Policy

Selected Publications

  • Huppenbauer, Nicolas; Huang, Ying & Mayer, Maximilian: Infrastructuring Cyberspace: Exploring China’s Imaginary and Practices of Selective Connectivity, International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Vol. 53, 3/2022. doi: 10.11588/iqas.2022.3.13947
  • Huang, Ying: Cyberspace Fragmentation from the Perspective of Technology Trends, Journal of International Studies(国际政治研究) (4, 2022).
  • Huang, Ying; Gu, Xuewu (Ed.) et al.: China’s Engagement in Africa: Activities, Effects and Trends, CGS Global Focus, Center for Global Studies, 6/2022.
  • Huang, Ying & Mayer, Maximilian: Digital currencies, monetary sovereignty, and U.S.–China power competition, Policy & Internet (Vol. 14/2), 6/2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.302
  • Huang, Ying & Mayer, Maximilian: Power in the Age of Datafication: Exploring China’s Global Data Power, Journal of Chinese Political Science, 6/2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11366-022-09816-0
  • Huang, Ying: Werte oder Interessen? Maximen deutscher und europäischer Chinapolitik, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), 07-08/2021, S. 33-39, https://m.bpb.de/apuz/326890/werte-oder-interessen-maximen-deutscher-und-europaeischer-chinapolitik.
  • Huang, Ying: Aufstieg und Dilemma: China als eine neue Großmacht, in: Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten (AdB), 4/2019.
    Center for Global Studies: International Competition for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), October 2019 (mit Xuewu Gu,
  • Christiane Heidbrink, Philip Nock, Hendrik W. Ohnesorge und Andrej Pustovitovskij).
  • Huang, Ying: Die Chinapolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung. Ein Balanceakt zwischen Werten und Interessen, Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2019.
  • Center for Global Studies: Geopolitics and the Global Race for 5G, CGS Global Focus, May 2019 (with Xuewu Gu, Christiane Heidbrink, Philip Nock, Hendrik W. Ohnesorge und Andrej Pustovitovskij).

Last updated: 25 April, 2023

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