Guo Lingfeng is an assistant researcher, working for the Institute of European studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Financed by the STINT Foundation, she was a guest researcher in the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University from 1 March 2006 to 29 May 2006.
She graduated from Inner Mongolia University in 1999, with a master's degree in World Ancient and Medieval History. She obtained the PH.D. in World History at Peking University in 2003. Her training was in the area of Renaissance and Reformation, and the dissertation was Political Philosophy of Erasmus. With working for the institute of European studies, she participates in two group research projects "Multi-cultural Europe and its position in the world" and "European Political Culture", and undertakes the Nordic cultural region. Her research interests include cultural policies and European identity, Nordic political culture, and Intellectual history.
Nordic cultural policy and its cooperation with EU
This research aims to discover the relationship between Nordic culture and European culture from the vision of cultural policy. More specifically, the research seeks to: how the cultural policies of Nordic countries build the national identity; which part of Nordic culture became European culture through the cultural cooperation. On the basis of concept analysis of identity and national identity, the project examines national identity in the process of the evaluation of cultural policies: setting policy objectives, assessing the resources used, and measuring the effects of policy in operation. The project gives a broad overview of cultural policies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, including national cultural institutions, areas of operation, and stages and characteristics of the cultural policies. Then the project explains cultural cooperation in Nordic region and with EU through institutional analyses and case studies. In comparison Nordic cultural policy with EU cultural policy on principle and value, the project tries to explore the Nordic cultural model in European perspective.