Carolin Kautz, MA

instructor and doctoral candidate and Study Advisor BA Modern China Studies

Carolin Kautz, MA
  • Focus
    Corruption and corruption control | Factionalism ‬ | Ideological change and legitimacy‬‬
  • (0551) 39-29310
  • carolin.kautz@phil.uni-goettingen.de
  • Room
    KWZ 0.709
  • Consultation hours
    SoSe 2019: Thursday, 12am-1pm (during term break: by appointment)

I studied sinology and political science in Göttingen and at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and in 2015 received my MA in sinology and political science from the University of Göttingen.

After internships at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) I started working as an instructor and doctoral candidate at the Department of East Asian Studies in Göttingen in 2015 and have begun a research project on corruption in China. My research interests include the Chinese Communist Party, ideological debates and the legitimacy of political rule as well as challenges to it.

Curriculum Vitae
  • Since 11.2017
    Associate member of the China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney/ Australia
  • 15.05.17 – 15.10.17
    Visiting Researcher at the University of Sydney/ Australia
  • Since 2015
    Assistant professor at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen; start of a PhD project on corruption in China
  • 2013-2015
    MA in modern sinology and political science at the University of Göttingen; title of the MA thesis (written in English):  „Eagerly walking towards civil society“: Debates among Chinese intellectuals and their challenges to the political legitimacy of the CPC
  • 2012-2013
    Semester abroad at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)
  • 2010-2013
    BA in modern sinology and political science at the University of Göttingen; title of the BA thesis (written in German): Eine faktionalismustheoretische Analyse des politischen Scheitern Zhao Ziyangs
Publications

publications in journals

  • Kautz, Carolin; Holbig, Heike (2015), „Bürgerrechte und Zivilgesellschaft in China: Diskursive Rechtfertigungsstrategien im Schatten parteistaatlicher Hegemonie“ ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia No. 137 (Oktober), S. 77 – 89.
  • Kautz, Carolin (2016); Book review of Lam, Willy Wo-Lap; Chinese politics in the era of Xi Jinping – Renaissance, reform, or retrogression?, New York: Routledge (2015), in ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia No. 140 (July), pp. 152 – 153.
  • Kautz, Carolin (forthcoming); Book review of Wu Chonghao; Regulating government ethics – An underused weapon in China’s anti-corruption campaign, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2016), in ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia.
  • Kautz, Carolin (forthcoming); Book review of Pei Minxin; China’s Crony Capitalism – The Dynamics of Regime Decay, Cambridge, London: Harvard University Press (2016); ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia.

In the media

  • Harmsen, Peter; Jagten på magtens lange finger (Hunting down the corrupt); Weekendavisen 16.03.2018.