BiographyI was born in a very small village in Jiangxi Province in China. One of the turning points of my life is that I gained a relatively high score of the university entrance examination (Gaokao) and was able to go to Shanghai.I am interested in the issue of war and peace and its relationship with nation states, so I chose to study international politics in Tongji University.
After seven years of study, I narrowed down my interests on energy and environmental issues which are common challenges of nation states together.I went to Germany to study energy and environmental policies in Free University of Berlin. I am exploring how humans can live in harmony with the nature, and how we can achieve sustainable development. After I learned about challenges related to development and the environmental protection in the third world, I turned my attention to China. The key to the challenges of the developing world for me has become: how can China achieve sustainable development and how can China’s experiences be translated to the rest of the developing world?
Through all years of study, I believe that entrepreneurship is important to realize sustainability. My book is about the role of entrepreneurs and local leaders to strive for a greener development path for their localities. For many developing countries, the struggle is how to realize development and environmental protection at the same time, I hope the cases in my book will shed some light on this puzzling question. As a person from the bottom, I am highly concerned about the environmental justice issues of various environmental projects. I call for more studies about the gains and losses of the weak during the process of government-business-experts dominated green development projects.
PhD, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, 2016
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
entrepreneurship, political-business relationship in China, comparative international environmental and energy policy, environmental movement
reading, listening to music, walking
Published: Apr 01, 2019 by VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Authors: chunhong sheng
Along with the nuclear renaissance in China, anti-nuclear sentiments are emerging, that are yet to be comprehensively studied by scholars. Conflicts arise due to rapid development and enormous social change, puzzling that stability remains in the society while these conflicts take place.
Published: Dec 01, 2018 by Sustainability
Authors: Chunhong Sheng; Yun Cao; Bing Xue
The energy consumption and carbon emission of Chinese households is growing rapidly and will continue to do so for the near future. Currently, Chinese energy policies mainly focus on the industrial sector instead of the residential sector. This paper investigates the policy-making, implementation, and resulting patterns of Chinese and German residential energy policies from a multi-level perspective.