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Sinologie in Würzburg

Lena Wassermann, M.A.

Chair China Business and Economics, Research Assistant

Lena Wassermann is a research assistant at the Chair of China Business and Economics. Her research is funded by the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt).


Before joining the Chair, Lena Wassermann studied Sinology and Economics at the University of Munich for her bachelor’s degree. Furthermore, she holds a master’s degree in Politics of East Asia from the Ruhr-University Bochum and worked on the role of private data in China’s political economy in her thesis. During her studies, she spent two and a half years in China - studying at Nankai University in Tianjin as well as conducting an internship at the German Consulate General in Guangzhou. In addition, she gained China-related work experience at the Mercator Institute for Chinese Studies (MERICS) in Berlin.

Field of Research

Her dissertation project is part of the research group “Learning from the frontrunner? A multidisciplinary analysis of the Chinese Social Credit System and its impact on Germany” and is funded by the bidt. Her doctoral thesis takes up the economic perspective within the project and focuses on the impact of the Chinese Social Credit System on German firms operating in China.