2016 Yenching Scholars
Thøger Kersting Christensen

Thøger Kersting Christensen

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Thøger Kersting Christensen majored in Asia Studies (China Studies) at the University of Copenhagen, minored in Journalism and Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is currently residing in Beijing. In his B.A. thesis he focused on China’s changing perception of its role in the world as seen through an analysis of CCTV’s international TV channels. He has previously done research on the dynamics and transformations of early Chinese Socialism and ancient Chinese philosophy’s impact on contemporary political theory. While studying his BA, Thøger worked at the Danish think tank on Sino-Danish relations and was a part of the editorial team of the Danish magazine on China. Thøger is an avid music lover, being both a musician and music journalist, and has followed the transformation of China’s diverse music subcultures closely. He is following the Politics and International Relations concentration at the Yenching Academy and is focusing on China’s growing influence – especially from a political-ideological point of view – on international institutions such as the UN.