University of Southern California

Falk Hartig is a post-doctoral researcher at the Frankfurt Inter-Centre-Programme on new African-Asian Interactions at Frankfurt University, Germany. His research focuses on public and cultural diplomacy, political communication, and issues of external perception. He received his Ph.D. from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

Hartig holds a M.A. in Sinology and Journalism from the University of Leipzig, Germany. From 2007 to 2009, he was Deputy Chief Editor of Cultural Exchange, Germany’s leading magazine for international relations and cultural exchange. He was a visiting fellow at Xinhua News Agency in Beijing and a Research Assistant at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg. He writes for German journals and magazines and is the author of a book about the Communist Party of China.

Last Updated: April 23, 2015

Chinese Cultural Diplomacy in Africa

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