Dr. Min Chen

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Mailing Address:

Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg  

Institute for Sinology

Werthmannstraße 12

79098 Freiburg, Germany



Werthmannstr. 6 (VH)

79098 Freiburg

Office hours:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Wednesday mornings



minchen.freiburg@gmail.com (primary)



Research Interests

Political communication in the early PRC

Journalism practice in China


Professional Experiences

10/2022—  Postdoctoral fellow, project of “The CCP information order in the early People’s Republic of China, 1949-1966,” Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

07/2013—09/2020, Assistant Professor, school of Communication and Design, Sun Yat-sen University, Canton

08/2018—08/2019, Visiting scholar, department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin- Madison

03/2016, Visiting scholar, department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong

07/2005—08/2007, Journalist, Maoming TV, Guangdong Province


Education Backgrounds

Ph.D.    Communication Studies, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China (09/2010 - 07/2013)

M.A.    Communication Studies, Jinan University, Canton, China (09/2007- 07/2010)

M.A.    Modern China Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany (11/2020- 08/2022)

B.A.     Journalism Studies, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China (09/2001- 07/2005)


Selected Publications (in Chinese)


Chen, Min. 2018. Inquiring Politics as one Citizen公民问政. Canton: Jinan University Press.

Chen, Min. 2013. Commentaries on Public Affairs in Canton广州时事评弹. Canton: Jinan University Press.

Journal articles

Chen, Min, and Huang, Rui. 2018. Where Are the Social Media Influencers? : A Case Study on the South China Sea Dispute“V”去哪儿了?——基于微博、微信、知乎南海仲裁案讨论文本的分析. Journalism Review 新闻记者, 7, 61-72.

Chen, Min, and Liu, Yuqi. 2016. “Pursuing Freedom”: Construction of Discourses in Chinese Commentators’ Community in the Social Media Era“逐自由而居新媒体语境下评论社群的话语建构. Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication 国际新闻界, 12, 95-109 .

Chen, Min, and Zhang, Xiaochun. 2016. Farewell to the “Golden Times”: Content Analysis of 52 Journalists’ Resignation Letters告别黄金时代”——52位传统媒体人离职告白的内容分析Journalism Review 新闻记者, 2, 16-28.   [This paper won the prize of “Excellent paper on journalism research in China” in 2016.]




Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.

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