Tanja Kotik, BA MA
Tanja Kotik is working as a university assistant at the Institute of History in the Section of Contemporary History, where she is carrying out her dissertation project "Bilateral economic cooperation in times of systemic transformation: German-Chinese economic relations in the 1980s and 1990s". In her current research, she examines the question of how the bilateral political relations between West-Germany and the People's Republic of China in the 1980s and 1990s were entangled with econoomic relations, and how these relations influenced the development of German-Chinese joint ventures in China.
She completed her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of Vienna and her master's degree in Global History and Global Studies with distinction. Focusing on Chinese economic history, her master's thesis dealt with the political and economic effects of the opium trade and cultivation in China in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tanja Kotik is a founding member of the ERASMUS+ project "KAUZ, the Workshop for Climate, Work and Future" (run-time September 2020 - August 2023). Together with Sebestyén Hompot and Sabine Hinrichs, she is co-editor of the edited volume "China's Entanglement with Global History: Exploring the Past and the Present" handed in for publication in the 'Leiden Series of Comparative History' at Brill Publishers (expected for 2024).
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