Marina Rudyak is an Assistant Lecturer and doctoral researcher at Heidelberg University’s Institute of Chinese Studies. Her dissertation deals with the evolution of China’s foreign aid policy. Prior to re-joining Heidelberg University in 2014, she was a long-term policy advisor and Program Manager with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Beijing. She also worked in international development with GIZ in Bishkek and with the German Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Shanghai. Rudyak studied at Heidelberg University and Shanghai International Studies University. She holds an M.A. in Modern and Classical Chinese Studies and Public Law.

Rudyak is the founder of China Aid Blog, where she translates and comments on developments in the Chinese aid sphere.

Last Updated: January 29, 2019



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