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Prof. Dr. Wiebke Rabe

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Institut für Chinastudien

Associated Researcher

E-Mail
w.rabe[at]fu-berlin.de

Wiebke Rabe is assistant professor at the Department of China Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). She is also an associated researcher at the Institute of Chinese Studies at FU Berlin. Her most recent work investigates the political economies of transnational local-local relations, China’s global digital clout within the context of South-South cooperation, the global politics of natural resources, and digital public participation and authoritarian regime resilience. Her work has appeared in journals including Energy Policy, the Review of International Political Economy, The China Quarterly and the Journal of Contemporary Asia. Her book (forthcoming with Routledge) sheds new light on Chinese locality-unique institutions in furthering provinces’ outbound investment. Wiebke covers a range of methodological approaches which include fieldwork, surveys and documentary analysis.

Work

Since 2022

Assistant Professor, Department of China Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou

2019-2022

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

2015-2017

Research Associate, Hertie School, Berlin

Education

2019

Dr. rer. pol., Hertie School, Berlin (summa cum laude)

2013

M.A. International Relations/Conflict Studies, Utrecht University

2010

B.A. European Studies, University of Bremen

 

Research interests

  • Digitalization
  • Foreign investment
  • Natural resource politics
  • Transnational local-local relations

Book

Rabe, W. (2023). China’s Provinces Go Global: Internationalization under Guided Autonomy. Routledge.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Rabe, W. (2022): China's outward investment under "hierarchical steering" and "grassroots internationalization", Journal of Contemporary Asia.

     https://doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2022.2045514

  • Rabe, W. and Kostka, G. (2022): China’s growing digital reach: Explaining citizens’ high approval rates of fintech investments in Southeast Asia, Review of International Political Economy.

     https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2022.2044884

  • Rabe, W. and Kostka, G. (2022): Leaping over the Dragon's Gate: The "Air Silk Road" between Henan Province and Luxembourg, The China Quarterly. 249: 160 - 182

     https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741021001120

  • Rabe, W. Kostka, G. and  Habich-Sobiegalla, S. (2020): Socio-Economic Development and Infrastructure Cost Performance in China: Comparing Transport and Energy Sectors, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 49 (2): 185-206.

     https://doi.org/10.1177/1868102621990666

  • Rabe, W. and Gippner, O. (2017): Perceptions of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Europe’s Critical Infrastructure and Strategic Industries, International Politics, 54 (4), 468-486.

     https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-017-0044-x

  • Rabe, W., Kostka, G. and Smith Stegen, K. (2017): China’s Supply of Critical Raw Materials: Risks for Europe’s Wind and Solar Industries? Energy Policy, 101, 692-699.

     https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2016.09.019

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