Assistant Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham

As a trained social and political scientist I am research active in the fields of EU-China relations as well as philanthropy and civil society in Greater China. I received my PhD from Free University of Berlin in 2009. My PhD supervisor was Professor Eberhard Sandschneider, Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations. In my published PhD thesis I critiqued Germany’s foreign and development policy towards China and examined new approaches for civil society assistance.

I wrote my PhD thesis whilst working in Beijing as a development practitioner. As a consultant I have helped design and implement three major capacity building initiatives for Chinese civil society organisations: the Participatory Urban Governance Programme for Migrant Integration (2006-07), the Social Policy Advocacy Coalition for Healthy and Sustainable Communities (2009-11) and the EU-China Civil Society Dialogue Programme on Participatory Public Policy (2011-14).

My consultancy work over the past ten years has led to two additional publications: a Chinese-language Policy Advocacy Manual on Environment and Health for NPOs (Zhongguo Huanjing Chubanshe, 2013) and the book Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in the PR China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). For both book projects I enlisted twenty-eight leading scholars and civil society practitioners from around the world. Both publications are testament to my highly collaborative working style.

I am currently providing consultancy services for Geneva Global, a leading philanthropic consulting firm based in Philadelphia, USA. My commissioned research is instrumental to the China Social Sector Pioneers programme, a strategic initiative funded by the Legatum Foundation and managed by Geneva Global. My consultancy has already informed a research article on ‘The contested role of foreign and domestic foundations in the PR China: policies, positions, paradigms, power’ (under review).


  • 2007–present
    Senior Fellow, China Policy Institute
  • 2011–present
    Programme Manager, EU-China Civil Society Dialogue Programme (2011-14)
  • 2013–present
    Convenor, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Politics


  • 2008 
    Freie Universität Berlin, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Social and Political Science. PhD candidate from 2002 until 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Otto-Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations and Dean of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Free University (FU) Berlin.
  • 2007 
    Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Societies, Cologne, Germany, Visiting research fellowship for the finalisation of the PhD.
  • 2002 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK, Master of Arts (M.A.), Chinese Studies, Merit.
  • 2000 
    Universität zu Köln / University of Cologne, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) equivalent, Chinese Studies, First (1.4).
  • 1999 
    Fu Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, A.


  • 2012
    Andreas Fulda, Yanyan Li & Qinghua Song (2012): New Strategies of Civil Society in China: a case study of the network governance approach., Journal of Contemporary China, DOI:10.1080/10670564.2012.666837
  • 2011
    Ann-Marie Murphy and Andreas Fulda (2011): Bridging the Gap: Pracademics in Foreign Policy., PS: Political Science and Politics, April 2011 (44.2), Cambridge University Press.
  • 2009
    Andreas Fulda (2009): Förderung partizipativer Entwicklung in der VR China., Monograph with the VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Germany.
  • 2009
    Andreas Fulda (2009): Promoting Participatory Development in the PR China. The Case of Sino-German Development Cooperation (2003-2006)., International Quarterly for Asian Studies [Internationales Asienforum], Vol. 40, Issue 1-2, May 2009, 97-118.
  • 2006
    Claudia Maennling, Arthur Zimmermann, and Andreas Fulda (2007): Partizipation auf dem Prüfstand., Organisations-Entwicklung: Zeitschrift fuer Organisationsentwicklung und Change Management, 2007(03), 35-47.
  • 2003
    Frank Umbach and Andreas Fulda (2003): Zur Zukunft der EU-China-Beziehungen im 21. Jahrhundert., ASIEN, October 2003.
  • 2002
    Andreas Martin Fulda (2002): The Politics of Factionalism in Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)., International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Nr. 33, November 2002.
  • 2002
    Andreas Martin Fulda (2002), Reevaluating the Taiwanese Democracy Movement: A Comparative Analysis of Opposition Organizations Under Japanese and KMT Rule., Critical Asian Studies, September 2002 (34:3).
  • 2000
    Andreas Fulda (2000): Der Weg der taiwanischen Oppositionspartei durch die Institutionen, 1986-2000. Bundesinstitut fuer ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien., Bundesinstitut fuer ostwissenschaftliche und internationale Studien.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    EU-China Civil Society Dialogue Programme on Participatory Public Policy. Strengthening the Role of Citizens in Public Policymaking and Implementation (2011-14)
    As China Policy Institute Senior Fellow I am coordinating the “EU-China Civil Society Dialogue on Participatory Public Policy. Strengthening the Role of Citizens in Public Policymaking and Implementation” (2010-14). This four year dialogue program involving four European and three Chinese partners is supported by the European Commission (1 Million Euro) and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (67794 GBP, May 2011 - April 2012).
    Funding Source:
    European Commission (2011-14) and FCO (2011-12)