Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig - Vita

Professional Career

Jan 2014-

Senior Research Fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg (part-time position, 50%), Member of GIGA Research Programmes 1 “Accountability and Participation” and 4 “Power and Ideas”, Editor of GIGA Focus Asia series

Jan 2014-Dec 2018

Spokeswoman for a five year research project “Protecting the Weak: Entangled Processes of Framing, Mobilisation and Institutionalisation in East Asia” by the Volkswagen Foundation as part of its “Key Issues for Research and Society Initiative”

Jan 2011-

Professorial chair for Political Science with a Focus on Chinese and East Asian Area Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt: Research and teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO)


Jan 2011 -

Associate Senior Research Fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg: Head of the research project “Ideological Change and Regime Legitimacy in China”, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the German research network “Governance in China” (April 2010 – March 2014)


Oct 2005 – Dec 2010
Senior Research Fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg:
- Spokeswoman for the GIGA research team “Persistence and Change 
  in Non-Democratic Regimes” (since spring 2010)
- Deputy director of GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (2009/10)
- Editor of GIGA’s English-language and peer-reviewed Journal of 
  Current Chinese Affairs
– China aktuell (until January 2010)
- Working in the field of Chinese politics from a comparative politics 
   perspective

Feb 2004 – Jun 2009

Part-time employment after birth of two children (July 2003, July 2006)

Oct 1999 - Oct 2005

Research Fellow at Institute of Asian Affairs in Hamburg, working in the field of Chinese politics

Oct 1997 - Sep 1998

Associate Professor (deputy) in Modern Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University

 


Academic Education

Oct 1998 - Jul 1999 Postgraduate course in European Studies at “Europäisches Zentrum für Staatswissenschaften und Staatspraxis” Berlin, degree: “Master of European Studies”


May 1995 - Aug 1997


PhD in Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University, dissertation thesis on “Inflation in the People’s Republic of China 1987 – 1989: Strategies for the Legitimization of Economic Policies”, Supervisors: Prof. Dr. R. G. Wagner, Prof. Dr. S. Weigelin-Schwiedrzik

Oct 1991 - Aug 1997

Studies and Doctoral Studies in Chinese Studies and Economics at Heidelberg University

Sep 1989 - Aug 1991

Studies in Chinese Language and Economics at Beijing College of Economics and Peking University

Oct 1986 - Aug 1989


Studies in Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Economics at Erlangen-Nuremberg University; intermediate exam

 

Scholarships and Third-Party Funds

Feb 2013-Mar 2016                                                                                      

Funding for the Research Network “Africa’s Asian Options: Frankfurt Inter-Centre Programme on New African-Asian Interactions”, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
(BMBF) as part of the BMBF initiative "Strengthening and Advancing Area Studies"; including supervision of a doctoral dissertation on “
China’s Influence on the Perception of Good Governance, Development, and International Cooperation in Africa”

Mar 2010-June 2016

Funding for the Research Network on “Governance in China: Preconditions, Limits and Potentials of Political Adaptability and Innovativeness in the 21st Century” in cooperation with the universities of Würzburg (coordination), Tübingen, Trier and Duisburg-Essen for a period of four years by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the BMBF initiative "Strengthening and Advancing Area Studies" (total fund: approx. 2.3 Million euros); responsible for the research project  “Ideological Change and Regime Legitimacy in China” (fund 2010–2014: approx.          393 000 euros).

Jan 2009 Funding for a three-months field research stay at the School of Government, Peking University, financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (approx. 5 000 euros)

Aug 2008

Subsidy for congress participation in Boston financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG)


Apr 2000 - Mar 2002

Funding for a two year research project  “Interest Mediation by Chinese Business Associations – Pending between State Control and Private Sector Self-Assertion” by the Volkswagen Foundation (approx. 240 000 DM) (application and project management: Heike Holbig, Institute for Asian Affairs, Hamburg)

Jul 1998

Subsidy for congress participation in Tianjin financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG)


Sep 1995 - Apr 1997

Research scholarship financed out of Leibniz Prize (awarded to Prof. Dr. R. G. Wagner by the German Research Foundation, DFG)

May 1995 - Aug 1995

Research scholarship awarded by Hans Krüger Foundation, Berlin

Dec 1989 - Aug 1991

Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for two-year studies in Beijing

Feb 1987 - Jun 1994

Scholarship awarded by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)