Christina Maags

Christina Maags

Christina Maags is a MSc student in Comparative Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, as well as a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for East Asian Studies and Institute for Political Science at Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. She is currently conducting research for her MSc thesis on the political economy of social care for the elderly in PR China. In addition, she is completing her PhD on the topic of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inheritors System (chuanchengren) in the PR China. In the past, her main areas of research included the ICH inheritor system, ICH tourism as well as the influence of academics on the conceptualization and safeguarding measures concerning ICH in China. Most recently, she co-authored an article with Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig on “Replicating Elite Dominance in Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding: The Role of Local Government–Scholar Networks in China” (International Journal of Cultural Property; 2016). Furthermore, Christina is actively engaged in Adesuwa e.V., a NGO supporting children’s access to education in Nigeria, as well as responsibilities as the speaker of the junior researcher network within the German Association of Asian Studies (DGA).