Mapping China is a student network and registered society (“e.V.” in Germany) dedicated to a political science based analysis of contemporary China. We are the first network in Germany with the purpose of connecting students of Modern China from different universities in Germany and beyond. We are also the first student think tank to offer students a publication platform for their own academic work specifically on China in order to engage in an academic discussion within a wider audience early on in their academic career. Kindly note that Mapping China published work in both German and English and does not translate any original work.


Our think tank work is organized in working papers, features, interviews and information on China Studies. In our Working Paper Series we analyze different aspects of politics from different perspectives, both domestic and international. In our Features sections students analyze current news and give their opinions about trends and developments surrounding China. Our interviews discuss different aspects of people working with or living in China. Additionally, audiences can inform themselves about a political science degree in Germany with a focus on China and read tips and tricks about succeeding at university.


In October 2017 the first Mapping China Journal was published with a focus on integration and disintegration processes linked to China’s engagement in three world regions: Asia-Pacific, Africa and the EU. Disintegration and integration processes were discussed by students from all over the world wishing to engage in scholarly discussions about China. The MCJ is the first student-run journal on a political science based analysis of contemporary China. 


The Mapping China Network wants to connect students from all over the world who are interested in a political science based analysis of Modern China. Students can sign up for our mailing list, take part in our get-togethers or attend any of our upcoming seminars and events. Additionally, students will soon be able to become official members of the Mapping China network and can thereby directly support our work and attend our yearly general assembly where we discuss the future direction of Mapping China.


Based in Berlin, Germany, Mapping China rests upon a voluntary engagement of students from all around the world who want to play an active part in further developing the network. Interested students can decide to become a part of our think tank, journal or network teams. More information can be found here. Kindly note that Mapping China does not offer internships at the moment.

Mapping China e.V. is always happy to hear from you to talk about new ideas for publications or how you can contribute to the network – simply text us via our contact form or at info@mappingchina.org.

Your Mapping China e.V. Directors

Aya, Julia and Tatjana