Bertram Lang, M.A.
Goethe University Frankfurt
Bertram Lang is a political scientist and academic coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) at Goethe University Frankfurt. In his dissertation project, he analyses the internationalization of Chinese philanthropy from an institutionalist perspective. In addition, his expertise is in China’s foreign policy and its impact on international norms, with a focus on the non-profit sector, anti-corruption, and EU-China relations. Since June 2021 Bertram has also served as academic coordinator of the CEDITRAA project.
My CEDITRAA story
“I only joined CEDITRAA two months after the project officially started and was amazed to become part of such a diverse and inspiring team of researchers. While I have studied transnational diffusion processes and applied institutionalist perspectives on norm entrepreneurship in my own political science research, it is fascinating for me to see how the concept of cultural entrepreneurship is being applied to simultaneously study the regional impact of Korean and Nigerian culture industries in their respective regions by scholars from so many different disciplines and with such a plurality of methods. It is really inspiring to observe and accompany the dialogues between these different academic perspectives in the regular CEDITRAA team meetings, which I coordinate.l appraisal, have long fascinated me as cases in point. I hope to come out of CEDITRAA with a better understanding of their respective dynamics and success.”