Deutsch Intern
Sinology in Würzburg

Social Worlds: China’s Cities as Spaces of Worldmaking

A sub-project of the joint-research initiative 'Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China' (BMBF 2020 – 2023), this research programme examines the concrete political and social effects of globalization on China’s cities, both in term of authoritarian government structures and forms of governance, from a social science perspective. The project is jointly led by Prof. Dr. Björn Alpermann (University of Würzburg) and Prof. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement (University of Copenhagen).

Current publications
Björn Alpermann, guest editor, China’s Rural—Urban Transformation: New Forms of Inclusion and Exclusion. Special Issue: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol.49, Issue 3 (2021).