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Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Sozialwiss. Dr. Heinz Christoph Steinhardt
Winter term 2018
150022 UE Research Methods (Politics, Economy, Law) (M5) - Introduction to Empirical Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Summer term 2018
150043 UE Research Methods PR (Politics, Economy, Law) - Introduction to Empirical Research Methods in the Social Sciences









Steinhardt, HC & Zhao, L 2015, From ‘Stability Overrides Everything’ to ‘Social Governance:’ the Evolving Approach to Social Order in China. in Y Zheng & LLP Gore (eds), China Entering the Xi Jinping Era. Routledge, Oxon/New York, pp. 193-215.













Curriculum vitae

I hold an MA (Diplom) in social science from Humboldt University Berlin (2006) and a Ph.D. in political science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012). Previously I have been a pre-doctoral Fulbright fellow at the University of California, Irvine, a post-doctoral research fellow at the National University of Singapore, and an assistant professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am currently assistant professor at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna.

Research Interests

My research is concerned with social conflict and cohesion in China, examining popular protest, environmental politics, social and political trust and political identities. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods and work with interviews, documentary, textual, survey, and event data.

How Good is Protest Event Data from Autocracies? A Comparison of Traditional, Dissident and Social Media Sources from China

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
13 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


An Information Revolution? Assessing Protest Event Data from China.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
21 Jun 201823 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


An Information Revolution? Assessing Protest Event Data from China.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
22 Mar 201825 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Deguo laji fenlei he chuli tixi de lishi yanbian yu xianzhuang [The evolution and current state of the German waste sorting and management system].

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
2 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Environmental Public Interest Campaigns: Outlining a New Phenomenon in China’s Contentious Politics.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
1 Dec 20172 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Building Environmental NGO Alliances in an Authoritarian Regime: The Emergence of the Chinese Zero Waste Alliance.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
28 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Environmental Public Interest Campaigns: Outlining a New Phenomenon in China’s Contentious Politics.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
24 Jun 201727 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Political Trust and Political Identity at the Chinese Periphery: The Identity Shift in Hong Kong since 1997.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Yihong Jiang (Speaker), Linda Chelan Li (Speaker)
26 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Did Rapid Modernization Destroy Social Trust in China?

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Jan Delhey (Speaker)
5 Nov 20166 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Did Rapid Modernization Destroy Social Trust in China?

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Jan Delhey (Speaker)
7 Sep 201610 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Political Trust and Political Identity at the Chinese Periphery: The Identity Shift in Hong Kong since 1997.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Yihong Jiang (Speaker), Linda Chelan Li (Speaker)
7 Sep 201610 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Did Rapid Modernization Destroy Social Trust in China?

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Jan Delhey (Speaker)
1 Sep 20164 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Xianggang ren de shenfen rentong bianhua [The Identity Shift in Hong Kong]

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
20 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Discursive Accommodation: Popular Protest and Strategic Elite Communication in China.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
7 Jul 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Discursive Accommodation: Popular Protest and Strategic Elite Communication in China.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
25 Jun 201527 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Xin huanjing kangyi shijian yu zhongguo minzhong kangzheng de yanbian (New Environmental Protests and the Changing Landscape of Popular Contention in China).

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Fengshi Wu (Speaker)
27 Nov 201428 Nov 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Why People Rebel in Contemporary China? The Local State and the Popular Inclination to Protest.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Wei Shan (Speaker)
28 Aug 201431 Aug 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


New Environmental Protests and the Changing Landscape of Popular Contention in China.

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker), Fengshi Wu (Speaker)
17 Jul 201420 Jul 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Zhongguo de xin huanjing kangzheng xin zai he chu? [What is New about New Environmental Protests in China?]

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
7 Jul 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Ouzhou jiedu Shiba Da yu Zhongguo zai Deguo ren zhong de xingxiang [Europe Observes the 18th Party Congress and the Chinese Image among Germans]

Heinz Christoph Steinhardt (Speaker)
6 Jun 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Department of East Asian Studies

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