Marina Rudyak is an Assistant Professor for Chinese Cultural Studies at Heidelberg University and interim professor for Chinese Politics at Frankfurt University. Her research focuses on China’s international development cooperation and the Chinese foreign policy discourse. Previously, she was a policy advisor with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Beijing. She regularly advises governmental organizations and NGOs on matters of China’s foreign aid and international development cooperation. Rudyak is the co-founder of the Decoding China Dictionary. She studied Chinese Studies and Public Law in Heidelberg and Shanghai, and holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Chinese Studies from Heidelberg University.

Last Updated: April 13, 2022

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