Chinese Studies

Stefan Braig, M.A. 柏德方

Junior lecturer and PhD candidate, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen

Academic Career

  • Since 2006 Junior Lecturer at the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2006 Magister Artium in Chinese Studies and Political Science, University of Tübingen

Research Focus
After initially working on Chinese foreign policy with a Master Thesis on the topic ‘China in World Politics – World Politics in China: analyzing the discourse on foreign policy and international politics in PRC print media, 1999-2003’, Stefan Braig now works on Taiwan’s domestic politics. He focuses on elections, local and party politics and the KMT’s local organisation and work style in particular.

Major Publications
“Local Factions”, in: Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan, Gunter Schubert (ed.), Routledge: Abingdon, New York, 2016, 137- 152.
“How to Face an Embracing China? The DPP’s Identity Politics and Cross-Strait Relations During and After the Chen Shui-bian Era”, in: Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives, Gunter Schubert, Jens Damm (eds), London-New York: Routledge, 2011, S. 72-94 (with Gunter Schubert).
“Signs of Change? An Analysis of Taiwan’s December 2009 Local Elections”, in: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs no.1, 2010, special issue on Cross-Strait Integration - A New Research Focus in the Taiwan Studies Field, Gunter Schubert, Karsten Giese (eds), GIGA: Hamburg, January, p. 175 – 197.

Other Activities
Stefan Braig serves as Managing Director of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT) and has been a member of the executive board of the European Association of Taiwan Studies e.V. from 2010-2014. At the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies he coordinates the interdisciplinary master degree course on East Asian Politics and Society.