By An Huy Tran

On May 19th 2019, the AREA Ruhr Proposal and Preliminary Results Workshop took place at the Wolfsburg Academy in Mülheim. The Workshop was a platform for Doctoral Researchers in the AREA Ruhr Doctoral Programme to present their works to professionals working in the field and interested audience and subsequently received feedbacks and suggestions. With the theme of ‘Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in Asia’, the Workshop covered a wide range of research topics, from regional and transnational political, energy and economic governance, East Asian religious and historical landscapes, to transnational sexual and gender identities. Professors from Duisburg-Essen University and Ruhr University Bochum joined the Workshop in order to provide feedbacks and suggestions in order to help the Doctoral Researchers further develop their dissertations. 

Workshop’s presenters also received helpful and constructive inputs from external guests, Professors and Senior Lectures from abroad, including: Emeritus Professor Glenn Hook (Sheffield University), Professor Jörn Dosch (University of Rostock), Professor Liang Xu (Peking University), Dr. Xiaodong Lin (University of York), and Dr. Constanze Demuth (MECUR).