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Johan Lagerkvist


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Telephone 08-674 72 74
Visiting address Frescativägen 14A
Room 267
Postal address Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am professor of Chinese language and culture at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University.


My main research interests include Chinese state-society relations, modern Chinese history, political culture, China's media system and internet politics, global governance, China’s political economy and evolving role in ’South-South’ co-operation.

I am currently working on two research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council: "Challenging the Chinese State: The Formation of New Citizen Norms in Emergent Civil Society" and "Divided Development - Western and Chinese Development Redux: Clash or Convergence?" (with Jens Stilhoff Sörensen, Göteborg University).

I am the author of the monographs Tiananmen Redux: The Hard Truth about the Expanded Neoliberal World Order, New York: Peter Lang, 2016, Before Democracy: Competing norms in Chinese Media and Society, New York: Peter Lang, 2010, and Sovereignty, non-interference, and the Challenge of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism in Africa, Routledge (forthcoming).

Most recent publications:

Book -- Tiananmen Redux: The Hard Truth about the Expanded Neoliberal World Order, New York: Peter Lang, 2016.

Article -- "The Mobilization of Memory and Tradition: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s 1989 Tiananmen Movement", Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal (with Tim Rühlig), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016.

Book chapter -- "China and the World: Convergence on Global Governance, Divergence on Global Citizenship?" in Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary approaches, Langran, I., and Birk, T. (eds.), New York: Routledge, 2016.

Book chapter -- "Cybersecurity in Sweden and China: Going on the attack?" with Johan Eriksson, in Conflict in Cyberspace, edited by Karsten Friis et al. London: Routledge, 2016.

Other selected publications:

Article -- "The Unknown Terrain of Social Protests in China: ‘Exit,’ ‘Voice,’ ‘Loyalty’ and – ‘Shadow’", Journal of Civil Society, 2015.

Article -- "The ordoliberal turn? Getting China and global economic governance right", Global Affairs, Vol.1, Issue 3, 2015.

Article -- "Principal-agent dilemma in China’s social media sector? The party-state and industry real-name registration waltz", International Journal of Communication, No.6. October, 2012.

Last updated: December 2, 2018

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