Events 学术活动


  • August 22-25 2018 Thomas Heberer and Anna Shpakovskaya presented their papers (Heberer: “Representation in an Authoritarian Context: The Case of China’s Private Entrepreneurs” and Shpakovskaya: “Individualization, Everydayness, Connectivity and Interactivity of Political Representation in the Chinese Cyberspace”) at the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg.Hamburg_22-25NEW
  • June 21 2018 Thomas Heberer presents his paper “Representation in an Authoritarian Context: The Case of China’s Private Entrepreneurs” at Risk and East Asia Conference in Duisburg.




  • May 22-23 2018  Anna Shpakovskaya presents her paper “From Deputy to Blogger: an Empirical Map of Political Reprsentation in the Chinese Cyberspace” at the 16th Chinese Internet Research Conference in Leiden. For more go to:


  • In March-April 2018 Duisburg team visits 6 cities (Beijing-Hangzhou-Wenzhou-Suzhou-Shanghai-Zhengzhou) and conducts over 30 interviews with experts, academics, bloggers, officials, entrepreneurs and internet portals’ managers. 


  • 2018 March Beijing, China:  Thomas Heberer and Anna Shpakovskaya visit Tencent, one of the China’s largest Internet and technology companies. 


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  • 2018 Feb 02-03  Paris Conference 2018年法国巴黎研讨会




  • 30 November 2017 EHESS Conference “Representing Political Representation in India”, Paris
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  • October – December 2017 LAGAPE Conference cycle University of Lausanne in Géopolis, Switzerland
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  • 2017 Paris Conference on Political Representation 2017年法国巴黎研讨会



  • 2016 Beijing Conference “Political Representation Beyond Elections: A Comparison Between China/Western Countries”, Beijing, China. 2016年中国北京研讨会