Prof. Dr. Christian Schwermann



  • Director Department of Chinese Language and Literature
  • Dean Faculty of East Asian Studies
  • Director  Richard Wilhelm Translation Centre
  • Co-director Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature

Prof. Dr. Markus Taube


  • Chair for East Asian Economic Studies | China as a faculty
  • Member of the Mercator School of Management


Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata

Deputy Co-Director

  • History and Philosophy of China | Faculty of East Asian Studies | Ruhr-University Bochum



Prof. Dr. Dr. Nele Noesselt

Deputy Co-Director


  • Speaker AREA Ruhr Doctoral Programme | IN-EAST |
    University of Duisburg-Essen

Helmut Demes,

Non-voting member


  • Executive Director IN-EAST | University of Duisburg-Essen

Andrea Halbmeyer, M.A.

Non-voting member





  • Director of the Dean’s Office | Faculty of East Asian Studies | Ruhr-University Bochum

Anastasiia Nikulina

Student Representative


Marc Paschke

Deputy Student Representative