Please have a look at our conference booklet! Here you find an explanation on how this conference works online, the academic as well as accompanying programme, our tea salons and the conference quiz!
 Download Conference Booklet [update 9 March]

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The CONFERENCE QUIZ was available from Wednesday, 10 March, 13:00 h to Friday, 12 March, 12:00 h (noon).

Welcome Address by the Co-Directors of the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr

Prof. Dr. Markus Taube (Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg Essen) and

Prof. Dr. Christian Schwermann (Dean, Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum)

Biennial DGA conference hosted by AREA Ruhr

Transnational Asian Studies Multi Level Dynamics of Identity Formation and Institution Building

Poster Download (web version). Pelase contact Dirk if you need a printable version.


  Panel title Panel organiser(s) Region
001A Populismus in Ost- und Südostasien. Auf der Suche nach einem Phänomen Axel Klein (University Duisburg-Essen) Asia, South-East- Asia
002A Transnational Economies, Digital Labor and Globalization: Exploring Chinese Entrepreneurs’ Mobilities and Connections Beatrice Zani (University Tuebingen; ENS Lyon)
& Yu-chin Tseng (University Tuebingen)
Asia, South-East- Asia, Europe, Africa
003A Post-Imperium Identity Formation and Institution Building: Taiwan, Hong Kong and Central/Eastern Europe Compared Thomas Gold (University of California, Berkeley, USA) China, Taiwan Hongkong, Central/Eastern Europe
004A Civil Society in Identity-Formation and Institution-Building Processes in Asia Kamila Szczepanska (University Turku, Finland) & Anna Caspari (University Bochum), Anja Ketels (University Münster) Asia
005K Defenders of Empire in Late Nineteenth Century East Asia: Qing-Chosŏn (淸-朝鮮) Negotiated Sovereignty and De Facto Protectorate CHUN, Jihoon (AREA Ruhr) East Asia, Qing, Chosŏn
006SA Transnational (ecological) knowledge mobilities and -carriers in Southeast Asia Patrick Keilbart (University Passau) & Friederike Trotier (University Passau) South-East-Asia
007J Die“Manzhouguo-Identität“ – Akteure, Institutionen und Diskurse zur Schaffung einer transnationalen Identität für die Bewohner des Staates Manzhouguo (1932-45) Anke Scherer (University Bochum) Japan, Asia
008J Transnational Migration and Contemporary Japan: Flows and Realities Aimi Muranaka (University Duisburg-Essen)
& Huy Tran An (AREA Ruhr)
Japan, Asia
009A Sustainable Urban Regions: Synthesizing Current Research Endeavours In East And South-East Asia Katharina Borgmann (Hafencity University Hamburg) Asia, South-East-Asia
010A East Asian Futures: Past and Present Christine Moll-Murata (University Bochum) Asia, Europe
011A Convergence with and Divergence from Eurocentric Regional Institutional Integration JOE, UnHye (University Jena)
& Francis M. Cao (Frankfurt University)
Asia, Europe
012SA Transnational religious connections across and beyond Southeast Asia Mirjam Lücking (Hebrew University Jerusalem & Southeast ASIA working group of the DGA) Asia, South-East-Asia
013SA Beyond national borders – Citizenship and belonging in Southeast Asia in the 21st Century Mirjam Le (University of Passau)
& Mandy Fox (University of Passau)
South-East- Asia
014A Asienwissenschaften in der Relevanzfalle? Wege zu größerer gesellschaftlicher Wirksamkeit Marina Rudyak (University Heidelberg)
& Bertram Lang (Frankfurt University)
015A Transnational Mobility in East Asia and beyond and its Institutional Actors Kwon, Jaok (University Heidelberg)
& Momoyo Hüstebeck (University Duisburg Essen)
Asia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, China
016A Industrialization in Northeast Asia: A Long-Term Perspective, 1900 to Now Christine Moll-Murata (University Bochum)
& Flemming Christiansen (University Duisburg-Essen)
North East Asia, Central Asia

Klimawandel, Pandemie, Autoritarismus, De-Globalisierung und Reaktionsmöglichkeiten der Regionalstudien

Markus Taube (University Duisburg-Essen) Asia
18C Current developments (and challenges ahead) in the fields of Chinese political science
Nele Noesselt
(University of Duisburg-
Essen/AREA Ruhr)
Gregory Moore
(University of Nottingham,
Ningbo, China)
East Asia, China
019NWG DGA Young Scholars Group The representatives of the Young Scholars Group of the German Association for Asian Studies Asia