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Katja Levy – advocate of dialogue and exchange

Sinologist and political scientist Katja Levy

When Katja Levy was faced with the choice of a field of study after graduating from school, she purposely chose the greatest possible challenge: “I really wanted to study the most difficult language in the world.” Levy has not regretted this decision – today, the sinologist and political scientist conducts research on social activism in China at the University of Manchester. “I’m fascinated by how people care about others – even in a politically authoritarian system.” To this end, she seeks dialogue with Chinese organizations and scientists – in the past often on the ground in China, since the beginning of the Covid pandemic in online interviews.

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