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Prof. Dr. Ziqiang Han

Ziqiang Han

Fellow in the project „Epochal Life Worlds: Man, Nature and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Change“ (June - July 2023)

Short Biography

Ziqiang Han is a full professor at the School of Political Science and Public Administration Shandong University. His research primarily focuses on disaster and emergency management from the social and behavioral science perspective. He graduated from the Disaster Science and Management Program at the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, United States. His current research covers the public opinion and narratives of public policy related to emergency management, urban and community resilience building, and the professional development of the emergency management workforce and first responders.


Narratives of Extreme Weather and Floods in EU, China, and the United States

How do the media and social media frame the extreme weather and floods in the EU (Germany), China, and the United States (New York) that occurred in the summer of 2021? This is the main research question I will investigate. I collect news reports and social media posts regarding these extreme weather events and disasters that occurred in 2021 in multiple countries. The accountability attributions and crisis learnings in the public discourse will be mainly investigated.