Qi Wang, born and grew up in China. Lives in Denmark since 1988. Master degree in political science from China in 1985. Ph.D. degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1997 and then lecturer and postdoc fellow from 1999 to 2002. Postdoc fellow at the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University 2002-2003. Currently teaching at the Department of East Asian Study, University of Aarhus.
The Women Mayors' Association: A Case Study of Gender and Politics in China.Since the late 1980s and early 1990s women's organizations and networks within the Chinese cadre force have emerged and proliferated at various levels. Along with the rise of women's activism and popular organizations in civil society, the wave of women organizing and networking in the political arena has arrived and gained momentum.The project studies the significance and effects of women cadres' organizations and networks. The case of analysis is the Women Mayors' Association, which was founded in 1991 and has about 500 members. Based on the fieldwork research in China in 2000-2002 that resulted in semi-structured interviews, a questionnaire survey and participant observation, the project describes and analyzes the formation and activities of this organization.The central theme of the project is how women mayors in post-Mao China renegotiate "gender" and power by means of organizing and how they carve out a space their own within the officialdom to articulate and accommodate gender- and work-related needs and interests.
Research profile: political recruitment and mobility, political socialization, women's political participation, women's representation, gender and power, political discourse of women, women organizing and networking within the formal political system.
Doctoral thesis "National and Sub-National Elite: Women in Chinese Politics 1949-90". Contributor to the anthology on "Women of China-Economic and Social Transformation" (Macmillan, 1999) edited by Jackie West et al.
Co-organizer of the first Nordic-China women's and gender studies conference on "Re-negotiating the Politics of the Public and the Private -Gender and Politics in China and Nordic Countries", Fudan University, China, 19-22 November 2002. For more about the conference please visit the link below.
Co-organizer of the conference “Women and Politics in Asia”, Halmstad University, Sweden, 6-7 June 2003. For more about the conference please visit the link below.