Dr. phil. Jens Damm is an Associate Fellow at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chang Jung University, Tainan, Taiwan (2009-2019) and an Assistant Professor at Free University Berlin until 2009. His research interests include the new media and the Internet, the Taiwanese and Chinese diasporas, and gender studies. He was PI of “China’s Cultural Diplomacy and the Role of Non-state Actors”, 2015-2017 (GARC) at the Oriental Institute Prague.

He was awarded his Magister (Master’s degree) at the University of Trier in 1994. From 1994 to 2003, he worked as a research associate at Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of East Asian Studies, and at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science. From September 2008 to September 2009, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica.

His latest publications include

(2021) China and Germany after the 2021 Election: Between Continuity and Increasing Confrontation. In Simona Grano and David Chiavacci (eds.) International Responses to US-China Strategic Competition: Neutrality vs. Taking-Sides. Palgrave. In preparation.

(2020) China’s Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin: The Impact of Transnational and Local, in J. Damm, O. Klimeš, G. Rawnsley, J. Ptáčková (eds.) China’s Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin: The Impact of Transnational and Local, Palgrave (in print)

(2019) With H. Neddermann (eds.) Intercultural Dialogue across Borders (Berliner China-Hefte 51)

(2019) China and the Ethnic Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia: Discourses, Perceptions and Cultural Diplomacy, Berliner-Hefte 51, 23-42

(2018) The impact of the Taiwanese LGBTQ movement in mainland China with a specific focus on the case of the “Chinese Lala Alliance” and “marriage equality in Chinese societies”, in Carsten Storm (ed.) Connecting Taiwan. Routledge.

(2017) Politics and the Media, in G. Schubert (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan

(2016) The Early Contradictory Approaches to Gender and Sexuality and the Recourse to American Discourses during Taiwan’s Societal Transformation in the early 1980s, in H. Chiang and Yin wang, Perverse Taiwan, London: Routledge

(2016) The Contemporary Political and Public Discourse on the Xinhai Revolution in Taiwan in the Context of the Centennial Celebration of the ROC, Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society 47, 122-138 www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-90777-6

(2016) An Outline of LGBTQ and Tongzhi Discourses in Taiwan: From the Re-Invented Confucianism of the 1950s to a Glocal Queer Discourse Today. Festschrift für Mechthild Leutner. Peter Lang