Falk Hartig is a post-doctoral researcher at the Frankfurt Inter-Centre-Programme on new African-Asian Interactions AFRASO at Frankfurt University, Germany. His research focuses on public and cultural diplomacy, political communication and issues of external perception. He received his PhD in from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.
He holds a MA in Sinology and Journalism from the University of Leipzig, Germany. From 2007 to 2009 he was deputy chief editor of “Cultural Exchange”, Germany’s leading magazine for international relations and cultural exchange. Before coming to QUT he was a visiting fellow at Xinhua News Agency in Beijing and a research assistant at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg. He writes for German journals and magazines and is the author of a book about the Communist Party of China.
As a CPD Contributing Scholar in Reshaping Cultural Diplomacy in a New Era, Dr. Hartig is focusing his research on how China is presenting itself in Africa by means of cultural diplomacy with a focus on Confucius Institutes on the continent.
- The Latest Round of China’s Panda Diplomacy: Winning Hearts in Belgium | CPD Blog | Mar 5, 2014
- Culture and the Third Plenum of China’s Communist Party | CPD Blog | Dec 23, 2013
- What Foreign Confucius Institutes Directors Learn in China | CPD Blog | Dec 3, 2013
- What China loves about Germany: soccer, cars and Hitler | CPD Blog | May 13, 2013
- Public Diplomacy made it into the pantheon of Chinese party rhetoric | CPD Blog | Nov 15, 2012