Christina Maags is Lecturer in Chinese Politics. Prior to joining SOAS, she completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Frankfurt, Germany (2017) and studied in Oxford, Frankfurt and Bonn. Moreover she has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University. Her research interests include state-society relations, multi-level governance, local policy implementation as well as policy transfers and experimentation in the People’s Republic of China. Using these analytical frameworks as a lens, she has particularly conducted research on cultural heritage politics and the politics of demographic ageing in contemporary China.