Yishu Mao

Yishu Mao

Predoctoral Fellow (Aug 2020-Feb 2024)

Mao Yishu holds an MA in global studies from Humboldt University in Berlin, and spent parts of her studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi as well as the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires to conduct research on globalization from the Global South perspective. Before that, she studied literature and digital humanities at Bard College in New York.

She has worked at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) on a range of topics including the ideology of Chinese overseas students, digital development, and the intersection of online public opinion and policymaking in China.

Her current research focuses on the ethics and values in the development of science and technology in China, particularly in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Mao Yishu will also work on a study of the complex role of Chinese scientists in the COVID-19 crisis, in collaboration with Anna Lisa Ahlers and other members of the group.


Ethics and Values in China’s Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence—“Chinese Characteristics” or/and “Shared Future for Mankind”?


Turbulent Transmissions: The Public Roles of Chinese Scientists in the Covid-19 Crisis


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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

How the Chinese Public View AI

Leverhulme Center for Future Intelligence, Cambridge University
Berggruen China Center, Peking University

Program and Abstracts
AI Ethics in China

Science Fiction from China, Freie Universität Berlin

Key Opinion Leaders on Social Media and Policymaking in China

Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China, Technische Universität Berlin