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Max Zenglein – maintaining a realistic point of view on China

Max Zenglein is an economic expert at Merics.

Shortly before completing his studies in economics, Max Zenglein was asked by his professor if he wanted to teach economics at a university in Chengdu. This came rather unexpectedly for Zenglein. Until then, his relationship with China had been limited to vacations, during which he was fascinated by the “generally noticeable atmosphere of departure” at the turn of the millennium. But the offer was more than convenient for him. The next logical step seemed to be to get to grips with China on a professional level.

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