Sebastian Heilmann

Years of Stay at HYI: 
May 2009 to Sep 2009
Feb 2007 to May 2007

Sebastian Heilmann is the founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies, a large new China think tank in Berlin, and professor for the political economy of China. With Elizabeth J. Perry he co-edited the volume Mao's Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China (HUP, 2011). His book on China's Foreign Political and Economic Relations: An Unconventional Global Power (R&L, 2014, co-authored with Dirk H. Schmidt) brings a European perspective to the international debate on China’s global rise. Heilmann is the editor and principal author of a comprehensive volume on China’s Political System that includes numerous policy case studies and will be published in English language in 2016.