Simon Lang’s research focuses on social conflicts and protests, education policy and lifestyle, consumption and gender issues in China as well as the social impacts of urbanization. Before joining MERICS he conducted fieldwork in Chongqing, analyzing identity formation, gender issues and youth culture. During his studies in social sciences at the University of Amsterdam he conducted research on NGOs in Taiwan and was a guest lecturer for global history at the National Central University. Lang has a bachelor’s degree in China studies from Freie Universität Berlin and studied Chinese language at Chongqing University.
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