Chinese Studies

Dr. Franziska Plümmer 普信鳳

Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen

Academic Career

  • Since 2013 PhD candidate and junior lecturer at Chair of Greater China Studies, University Tübingen
  • 2012 Guest researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg
  • 2012 M.A. in Political Science and Chinese Studies at Tübingen University
  • 2008 exchange semester at Peking University

Research Focus
Dr. Franziska Plümmer studies international relations, with a focus on security studies in China and East Asia. Her master thesis analyzed the Chinese approach to non-proliferation. Being part of a joint research project with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, she analyzed China's strategy in international disarmament regimes to better understand China's role in international norm dynamics. Her PhD thesis analyses Chinese border migration and border management and looks at how the border becomes a method for Chinese regional development projects. Assuming that the traditional governmental linkage of borders and orders has transformed due to regionalization and transnationalization processes, the different effects on border management and local bordering practice pose an interesting research puzzle. She conducted field research at the sino-burmese and sino-korean border.

Major Publications
"Norm Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Norm Dynamics". Joint chapter with Marco Fey, Andrea Hellmann, Friederike Klinke, Carsten Rauch. In: Harald Müller and Carmen Wunderlich (eds.) (2013): Norm Dynamics in Multilateral Arms Control. Interests, Conflicts, and Justice. The University of Georgia Press, pp. 163-206.