Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 København S
Primary fields of research
My research focuses on China's authoritarian governance, particularly on intergovernmental relations in the Chinese party-state, and state-society relations.
Main research topics include:
- Local governance
- Rural development
- Land politics
- Political economy of culture
- Propaganda and censorship
In the project "Steering urban-rural integration: Administrative reconficguration for a unified citizenship" (2018-2023) (co-led with René Trappel, Freiburg, funded by the German Research Foundation), I investigate the transformation of rural China through urbanization and housing (and resettlement) politics in semi-urban areas. Main focus lies on the consequences of these politics for state-society relations and grassroots politics. Fieldwork for this project was conducted mainly in Gansu and Zhejiang Provinces.
In the project "Social Worlds: China's cities as spaces of worldmaking"(since November 2020) (co-led with Björn Alpermann, Würzburg), I look more closely at the evolving social relations in China's new urban spaces, and I take a comparative perspective on China's urbanization and its interconnectedness with global capitalist developments.
My courses use social science theories and methods to discuss various aspects of China's political system, governance, political economy, and social change. I regularly teach the BA course "Politics/The political economy of contemporary China" (KU and CBS), as well as China-related courses on the MA "Asian Studies".
I supervise BA and MA projects on various aspects of Chinese politics and society. Please contact me directly to discuss your project ideas.
Eva Seiwert: "The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China’s strategy of shaping international norms" (Freie Universität Berlin, Political Science, January 2021) (current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Maja Korbecka: "China's art cinema at film festivals" (Freie Universität Berlin, China Studies, ongoing)
Antonie Angerer: "Mediating urban futures: media production within the early urbanization process of Xiongan New Area" (Freie Universität Berlin, China Studies, ongoing)
Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China: Institutional change in the film and music industriesMeyer-Clement, Elena, Sep 2015, Routledge.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
- PublishedMeyer-Clement, Elena & Zeuthen, J. W., 3 Jun 2020, In: China Information. 34, 2
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research
- Meyer-Clement, Elena, 2020, In: China Information. 34, 2, p. 187-207 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
Familie – Leben – Pandemie. Worte und Welten chinesischer Wanderarbeiterinnen: Ein Projekt von Jing Y.Meyer-Clement, Elena (ed.), Angerer, A. (ed.), Flock, R. (ed.) & Malzer, M. (ed.), 2023, Berlin: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research