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Mapping China Team Blog #6

A lot has happened since we last updated you guys! We met in Berlin again in April, discussed new projects, celebrated a birthday, had strategic meetings with mastermind Whiskey (see the pictures) and might or might not have had too much Chinese food again. Have a read on what we have been up to in the last few months below.

Becoming a Verein                                                                                                   

We handed in all the documents still missing by the beginning of this year and are proud to be able to finally offer you to become a Mapping China member! You can now also donate and receive a Spendenbescheinigung/donation receipt if you like what we do.

As a member, you can officially attend all of our members’ meetings. More importantly: You’ll receive a little something from us as a welcome gift and you will receive a monthly members’ exclusive newsletter. The yearly fee for students is 12 Euros, 24 for all non-students or those that prefer to give a little more.

As all of our work is still done on a charitable basis, we do rely on your membership fees to cover the administrative costs we are facing. If you are as passionate as us on involving younger voices in the discourse on China, please also do consider supporting our work financially. You can fill out the membership form here.

Our Team

Kindly have a look at our team page to find out about the new team members that joined us in the last months. Thanks to them we are able to work on a lot more projects than last year. We will keep you posted once these projects will have passed their preliminary stages. If you want to become part of our team as well, kindly refer to the information here: Work with us.

Journal 2018

We decided to switch this year’s journal focus to developments under Xi Jinping and are happy to announce that we finished the selection process of a highly successful call for papers a few weeks back. If all goes as planned, the MCJ 2018 should come out in November once again in its eco-friendly online version.

Study Group 

We started a study group that is open to anyone who wants to join! More info can be found here. We are about to finish reading our first book and will post reviews and discussion soon on the homepage.

New Partners

We have teamed up with Rhine Forum e.V. and are working on a top-secret partner project with them – stay tuned for more infos!

Mapping China Birthday

Mapping China turned two already! We are very happy with the progress we made in the last couple of months. As we are getting more and more involved with event planning, input on the homepage has become a little less regular – please bear with us while we sort out the new ideas we have and work out how to still ensure that the homepage sees new content regularly. Also a big thanks to the people who joined us in our working groups over the past few months, we really appreciate your initiative and help with Mapping China!


If you want to support our work as well, we are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of Mapping China e.V.!

Your Board of Directors

Aya, Julia and Tatjana

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