Dissertation Project

The Young Men’s Christian Associations (YMCA) of Korea and Japan during the Colonial Period (1910-1945)

upervisors: Prof. Dr. Katja Schmidtpott and Prof. Dr. Jörg Plassen


Personal Profile

2018 – present PhD student at the Graduate school of Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)
2013 – 2017 M.A. in East Asian Studies at Ruhr University Bochum with a focus in Japanese History and Korean Studies
2009 – 2013 B.A. in Modern Japanese Studies and Sociology at Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf
“Advent and growth of the YMCA in Korea and Japan – A comparative history of the organization and its influence on identity formation” at the joint doctoral colloquium between the Free University of Berlin and the Ruhr University Bochum as part of the project “Transcoding as Cultural and Social Practice” sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul, November 17th, 2018

Research Interest

  • Religious History of Japan and Korea
  • Modern Japanese-Korean relations