Marina Rudyak

Marina Rudyak
Universität Heidelberg · Center for East Asian Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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26
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Additional affiliations
May 2020 - present
Universität Heidelberg
Position
  • PostDoc Position
April 2014 - April 2020
Universität Heidelberg
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2010 - October 2013
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). German International Cooperation Agency
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Managed a multi-country project on cross-border economic cooperation between China and neighbouring Asian transition economies, with focus on trade facilitation and cross-border economic zones.
Education
April 2014 - April 2020
Universität Heidelberg
Field of study
  • Chinese Studies: China's Foreign Aid and International Development Cooperation
September 2002 - July 2003
October 2001 - March 2009
Universität Heidelberg
Field of study
  • Chinese Studies (modern and classical), Public Law

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Publications (26)
Thesis
This thesis consists of five chapters: the first three deal with the evolution of Chinese foreign aid from its inception to the publishing of China’s first foreign aid White Paper in 2011; the two remaining chapters are reform case studies taking us up to the present. Chapter 1, “Relational Foreign Aid: Tracing the Origins of the Chinese Aid Thinki...
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This chapter discusses the political, economic, and humanitarian motives driving Chinese aid. Concerning the political drivers, the Chinese government uses aid as a foreign policy tool, which should help the country to create a favorable international environment for China’s development, support the country’s rise to global power status, influence...
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This briefing note reviews the institutional landscape of Chinese financial and lending institutions, and its approach to overseas debt relief. It maps out the key institutions and agencies within China’s overseas development finance architecture and disaggregates between different lending institutions, highlighting differing incentive structures a...
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This paper applies Marcel Mauss' Gift Theory in conjunction with Qin Yaqing's Relational Theory to Chinese foreign aid. It proposed that this approach allows to conceptualise Chinese aid to Africa as a continuous gift cycle initiated in Bandung and has been going uninterrupted till today. The paper argues through the language of reciprocity and rel...
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Engagement with Chinese actors on anti-corruption is possible but depends on trust-building efforts and suitable windows of opportunity. Environmental governance is the field where the overlap between Chinese and Western interests appears highest and the potential for cooperation most encouraging. We suggest three pathways: trilateral development c...
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A challenge faced by aid scholars and development professional is how to conceptualize China’s foreign aid, given the blurry lines between charitable and commercial approaches. This paper contributes to the scholarship on the motives of Chinese aid by presenting a new, transcultural reading through the lens of Marcel Mauss’ (1990) Gift Theory in co...
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Bei aller berechtigten Kritik am Kurs Xi Jinpings lässt sich Chinas Aufstieg zur globalen Wirtschaftsmacht nicht wegwünschen und bietet vielen Ländern des Globalen Südens Entwicklungsperspektiven. Anstatt sich in rhetorischer Selbstversicherung zu üben, sollte die EU ihre eigene Markt- und Regulierungsmacht zur Verteidigung globaler Standards bei M...
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The article explains how Cooperation (合作) is understood differently in the European discourse and in the official discourse system of the Chinese government. --> Online at: https://decodingchina.eu/cooperation/
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The article explains how Development (发展) is understood differently in the European discourse and in the official discourse system of the Chinese government. --> Online at: https://decodingchina.eu/development/
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The article explains how Multilateralism (多边主义) is understood differently in the European discourse and in the official discourse system of the Chinese government. --> Online at: https://decodingchina.eu/multilateralism/
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From the very beginning, Bangladesh is a part of Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor. Under the BCIM Economic Corridor of BRI, Bangladesh and China signed 27 Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) worth 40 billion dollars to build several large infrastructure projects including 7 coal fired power plants.Role of Chinese companies in...
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Translated title: "Not an Orchid: On China Competence and Sinology" The article discusses the increased need for in-depth China competence and the ability to decode Chinese official discourses in the era of Xi Jinping, as well as how Sinology as an academic discipline can help reduce the apparent asymmetries of knowledge between China and Europe....
Technical Report
China belongs to the world’s largest providers of development finance to countries of the Global South. Its role became more prominent since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2015, aimed at promoting connectivity between China and the rest of the world.This 12-page publication shows which institutio...
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The CIDCA’s highly ambitious agenda is a clear sign that, after years of considerable growth in China’s development finance, the underlying bureaucratic system is now beginning to mature. Yet key questions remain unanswered. --> Online at: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/09/02/ins-and-outs-of-china-s-international-development-agency-pub-79739
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The evolution of China's foreign aid and its new importance to China's new model of growth and the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Für: Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Gmbh, Impulse aus der Internationalen Zusammenarbeit Download unter: https://www.giz.de/de/downloads/giz2018-de-impulse-vierseiter.pdf
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https://zeitschrift-ip.dgap.org/de/ip-die-zeitschrift/archiv/jahrgang-2017/mai-juni/zu-komplex-und-fragmentiert China ist ein Entwicklungsland. Aber es ist seit vielen Jahrzehnten auch Entwicklungshelfer - allerdings mit völlig intransparenten Strukturen. Das Handelsministerium spielt eine zentrale Rolle, denn Entwicklungshilfe ist eng verzahnt mi...
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The international development discourse treats China’s rising foreign aid as a highly controversial subject, but little effort has been made so far to understand the reasoning behind it. By locating itself inside the Chinese world and taking the uses of written and spoken Chinese seriously as a way of making sense of the international development l...
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China’s engagement with developing countries is characterised by a trinity of aid, trade and investment. Chinese aid should help recipient countries to achieve self-reliance – a lesson China learned in 1960 when Soviet aid was – and serve as a door opener for Chinese companies ‘going global’ – a product of knowledge dissemination from Japan to Chin...
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The People’s Republic of China1 has emerged as one of the major donors of international development assistance. The rise of Chinese foreign aid has triggered a controversial debate within the international, predominantly Western, development community on its implications for the prevailing development paradigm. In official statements the Chinese go...
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China's aid policy has been criticized for its political un-conditionality and for being overly orientated towards supporting its own economic development goals by the West. The Chinese government officially rejects the critique. Internally however, the criticism seems to have triggered a reassessment of the modes of delivery of China's aid. At its...
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The whole book and the text books are open access here: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845242866-159/chapter-8-role-options-in-triangular-cooperation?page=9
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Der Begriff „Energiesicherheit“ (nengyuan anquan 能源安全) tauchte im chinesischen politischen Diskurs erstmals 1994 auf, als China nach drei Jahrzehnten Rohstoffautarkie zum Net- toimporteur von Rohöl wurde. Bis zum Jahr 2000, in dem die Erdölimporte innerhalb eines Jahres um fast 50% anstiegen, glaubte die chinesische Regierung, dass die steigenden I...

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Project
The Decoding China Dictionary explains how key terms of international relations and development cooperation are understood differently in the European and Chinese official discourses. This is a collaborative project with David Bandursky, Katja Drinhausen, Jerker Hellström and Malin Oud. --> Online at: www.decodingchina.eu
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The goal of my PhD is to shed light on the reform process of the Chinese foreign aid. In the mainstream development debate, analysis of Chinese aid is predominantly concerned with three sets of questions: the direct and indirect impacts of increasing Chinese development finance flows on poverty reduction, well-being and development of recipient countries; the implications of China’s growing presence on the existing aid architecture and development consensus; and what role will Chinese development assistance play in the global economic and political challenges. To sum it up, while there is a substantial debate about China, the understanding of the dynamics within the Chinese aid system, including the factors that shape China’s position in global development governance is very limited. Trough in-depth analysis of Chinese language primary sources - official and semi-official documents of the government and the party, laws and regulations, as well as CCP-affiliated newspapers, as well as the academic debate and interviews - I introduce aspects of Chinese development discourse and aid system dynamics that so far have remained largely neglected in the mainstream development debate.