Frans-Paul van der Putten

Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator Clingendael China Centre


  • China Centre

Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His area of research is the geopolitical significance of the rise of China. He is the coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre and the author of De Wederopstanding van China: Van prooi tot wereldmacht (The Resurrection of China: From prey to global power’), a geopolitical history of China from 1840.

Frans-Paul van der Putten (1970) studied history at Leiden University, where he specialised in the history of European imperialism in East Asia. He wrote a doctoral dissertation on political risk and business strategies in the early twentieth-century China. Frans-Paul is a former editor-in-chief of Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions. Prior to joining Clingendael in January 2007 he worked as a researcher at Nyenrode Business University. 


  • China
  • Geopolitics

My work



Europe in the World

Adviezen aan Rutte IV

17 January 2022 - 16:10
China Centre

De Olympische Spelen boycotten of niet?

04 January 2022 - 09:34
Europe in the World

Connectivity Plans for Asia and Europe

30 November 2021 - 10:38
China Centre

Technologische samenwerking met China

04 November 2021 - 09:06
Security and Defence

Expert insights: Afghanistan

30 August 2021 - 17:00
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China Centre

The Belt and Road Initiative Revisited

28 January 2021 - 15:30
China Centre

Onze kijk op China: Tijd voor een reality check?

15 December 2020 - 16:00
China Centre

Online debat: De wederopstanding van China

30 November 2020 - 16:00
China Centre

China and the EU in the Western Balkans: A zero-sum game?

07 October 2020 - 14:00
Europe in the World

Het Grote Chinadebat

09 September 2019 - 20:00
Trade and Globalisation

Publieksdebat: Talking China Strategy

03 June 2019 - 19:30
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