Frans-Paul van der Putten

Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator Clingendael China Centre


  • Trade and Globalisation
  • New Silk Road
  • Geostrategic risk management
  • Strategic Foresight
  • China Centre


  • Asia

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 as a global power. He is the coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre.

Frans-Paul studied history at Leiden University, where he also wrote a PhD dissertation on Dutch corporate strategies and political risk in early twentieth-century China. From 2007-2012 he was the editor-in-chief of Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions. Prior to joining Clingendael he worked at Nyenrode Business University, where he conducted research for private and public sector actors regarding international corporate social responsibility and the role of multinational corporations in developing countries. 

Frans-Paul is the author of De Wederopstanding van China: Van prooi tot wereldmacht (The Resurrection of China: From prey to global power; 1840-2020).

My work



Foreign Affairs Barometer

Dutch Views of China

06 March 2021 - 07:00
Europe in the World

Nederland en de wending naar Europese geopolitiek

09 February 2021 - 19:16
Trade and Globalisation

China & geopolitical considerations for investment screening

22 December 2020 - 12:49
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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
Europe in the World

China's Growing Role In The World: Views From Europe And Japan

15 March 2019 - 09:30
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