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Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr

Postdoctoral fellow
  • E-mailHans.Gasemyr@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 21 73+47 930 27 005
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 15
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 BERGEN

China-focused research and teaching

Research areas
Chinese politics and society (state-society, organizations, welfare and economy, international relations) 

Op-ed media articles, public and thematic lectures, frequent media interviews.

See my CV

Sampol222 Chinese Politics and Society (fall 2017)

Other contributions such as lectures to various courses and presentations


Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2015): "Twenty Years of Mobilising around AIDS in China: The Main Actors and Influences behind Organisational Growth." Asian Studies Review, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp. 609-626.

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (online Feb 2017): "Navigation, Circumvention and Brokerage: The Tricks in the Trade of Developing NGOs in China." The China Quarterly, publication date March 2017.

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2016): "Gir det mening å sammenlikne arbeidsmigrasjon og velferd i Europa og Kina?" (Does it make sense to compare work migration and welfare in Europe and China?), (commentary article, in Norwegian). Norsk statsvitenskapelig tidsskrift, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 197-206.

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2016): "Networks and Campaigns but Not Movements: Collective Action in the Disciplining Chinese State", Journal of Civil Society, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp. 394-410.

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (in review): "International Support to Civil Society in China: Breaking New Ground through Informal Institutions." 

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (in review): "Building NGO-Government Relations within Authoritarian Constraints: The Case of Selective Cooperation Around AIDS in China."


Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen and Tor Midtbø: Perceptions of Inequality and Power Disparity in China: Trends Toward more Critical Opinions? Paper presented at the Nordic Association of China Studies conference in June 2015.  

Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen and Tor Midtbø: Communist Party Members and Their Attitudes towards Inequality and Redistribution in China. Paper presented at Nordic Center, Fudan University, seminar in October 2015. 


Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2017): Kina mot og med Trump, Dagens Næringsliv, 19. januar.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2016): Den nye femårsplanen: tiltak, aktører og utfordringer, i Norsk klimastiftelse, Kinas grønne revolusjon, rapport 4/2016.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2016): Fem kritiske år for Kina, Dagens Næringsliv, 12 March.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2014): Norge prøvde å gå mot strømmen, NRK Ytring, 10 September.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2014): Nye Kina viser muskler, Bergens Tidende, 16 March.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2014): Ukraina sett fra Asia, Aftenposten, 6 March.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2013): På sporet av den kinesiske drømmen, Bergens Tidende, 3 June.
Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen (2012): Sju tøffe menn får tøff jobb, Bergens Tidende, 17 November.

Journal articles
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Bjørnar. 2018. Chinese belts and roads stir mixed reactions in Europe. The Interpreter. Published 2018-04-19.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2017. Alle for Xi og Xi for partiet. Dagens næringsliv. Published 2017-10-26.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2017. Kina for og mot Trump. Dagens næringsliv. Published 2017-01-17.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2017. Mer enn laks og menneskerettigheter. NRK Ytring. Published 2017-04-05.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2017. Navigation, circumvention and brokerage: the tricks of the trade of developing NGOs in China. The China Quarterly. 229: 86-106. doi: 10.1017/S0305741016001557
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2016. Networks and campaigns but not movements: collective action in the disciplining Chinese State. Journal of Civil Society. 12: 394-410. doi: 10.1080/17448689.2016.1239609
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2016. Fem kritiske år for Kina. Dagens næringsliv. Published 2016-03-11.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2016. Gir det mening å sammenlikne arbeidsmigrasjon og velferd i Europa og Kina? Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 32: 197-206.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2015. Twenty Years of Mobilising around AIDS in China: The Main Actors and Influences behind Organisational Growth. Asian Studies Review. 39: 609-626. doi: 10.1080/10357823.2015.1087464
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2014. Norge prøvde å gå mot strømmen. NRK - www.nrk.no. Published 2014-09-10.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2014. Nye Kina viser muskler. Bergens Tidende. Published 2014-03-13.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2014. Et politisk grep om Kina-problemet. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2014-04-29.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2014. Ukraina sett fra Asia. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2014-03-06.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2013. På sporet av den kinesiske drømmen. Bergens Tidende. Published 2013-06-03.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen; Kuhnle, Stein. 2013. Velferd i Kina: Verdens største velferdsreform skal løfte landet. Bergens Tidende. 2 pages. Published 2013-06-05.
Reports and theses
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2018. China and Multilateral Development Banks: Positions, Motivations, Ambitions. Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo. 31 pages.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2016. Kinas nye femårsplan: tiltak, aktører og utfordringer. Norsk klimastiftelse, Bergen. 6 pages.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2015. Non-governmental participation within authoritarian constraints: Twenty years of organizational growthand institutional developmentaround AIDS in China. Universitetet i Bergen. 236 pages.
Book sections
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen. 2018. Political values in Norway’s relations with China: Standing ground or giving in? Norway, pages 63-66. In:
    • Rühlig, Tim Nicholas; Jerdén, Björn; van der Putten, Frans-Paul; Seaman, John; Otero-Iglesias, Miguel; Ekman, Alice. 2018. Political values in Europe-China relations. The European Think-tank Network on China, Stockholm, Sweden. 100 pages.
  • Gåsemyr, Hans Jørgen; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Bjørnar. 2017. Chinese Investments in Norway: A Typical Case Despite Special Circumstances. Kapittel, pages 101-109. In:
    • Seaman, John; Huotari, Mikko; Otero-Iglesias, Miguel. 2017. Chinese Investment in Europe: A Country-Level Approach. ETNC. 172 pages.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

China-focused research, teching and advice

Research areas
Chinese politics and society (state-society, organizations, welfare and economy, international relations) 

Norwegian, English, Chinese mandarin - native or fluent
German - basic

"Social Security and Social Services Reforms and the Evolving Role of Non-state Actors". Postdoctoral project.

"Sino-Nordic Dialogues". Project located at Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

"Towards a Chinese Welfare State: Chinese Perceptions of Distributive Justice". In collaboration with Fafo and other Chinese and international partners. Financed by the Research Council of Norway.