ISDP welcomes Yifei Zhu as a Research Fellow at the Stockholm China Center

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February 5, 2024: ISDP is pleased to announce the appointment of Yifei Zhu as a Research Fellow at the Stockholm China Center.

Yifei Zhu is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) at the Universität Duisburg-Essen in Germany.

He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation on the political economy of the cross-Taiwan Strait relations, for which he conducted a year of fieldwork in Taiwan. Additionally, he holds an M.A. in International Politics and American Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

His research interests encompass economic-security dynamics in international relations, state-business relations in economic governance, technology and industrial policy, regionalism, and institutional analysis. His research focuses on China and East Asia and their political-economic relations with the EU and the U.S.

“I am thrilled to join the ISDP team as a researcher. There has never been a more urgent time to enhance mutual understanding and exchange between Europe and Asia. Given ISDP’s dedication to the intersection of security, conflict, and development, coupled with its acknowledged expertise in Asia, I am confident that it is the right place for me to conduct in-depth analyses on China and East Asia and provide valuable insights to European stakeholders,” says Yifei Zhu.