The Institute of East Asian Studies

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen offers research oriented teaching programs with a focus on contemporary China and Japan at an advanced level.

At the Institute of East Asian Studies IN-EAST, more than 50 scholars from different scientific disciplines are engaged in both research and education on contemporary East Asia, focusing on the economies, politics, and societies of China and Japan. Eight chairs, rooted in the faculties of Business Administration, Social Sciences and the Humanities, are involved, led by the following experts:
 

Human Geography – East Asia /
Kulturgeographie Ostasiens

Chair/Lehrstuhl: Prof. Dr. Winfried Flüchter (retired/im Ruhestand)
LE 611; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-2219

East Asian Economic Studies – China /
Ostasienwirtschaft – China

Chair/Lehrstuhl: Prof. Dr. Markus Taube
Secretariat/Sekretariat: Andrea Werry
LE 703; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-4189

Business and Economic Studies of East Asia /
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Ostasienstudien

Acting Prof./Lehrstuhlvertretung: Prof. Yuan Li, Ph.D.
Secretariat/Sekretariat: Kornelia Apholz
LE 738; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-4116

Politics of East Asia / China 
Politik Ostasiens / China

Chair/Lehrstuhl: Prof. Dr. Dr. Nele Noesselt
Secretariat/Sekretariat: Maren Mertens
LE 734; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-3728

Japanese Society and Sociolinguistics / 
Gesellschaft Japans und Soziolinguistik

Chair/Lehrstuhl: Prof. Dr. Florian Coulmas
LE 645; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-2814
 

Managing Director/Geschäftsführer: Helmut Demes
LE 712; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-4191

Management Assistant: Dan Takayama Wichter
LE 732; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-1357

Coordination Unit/Koordinationsstelle: Claudia Hausmann
LE 730; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-4113

Coordinator/KoordinatorinGraduiertenkolleg 1613: Vinita Samarasinghe
LE 713; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-2249

Coordinator/Koordinatorin, IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies: Birgit Geith
SG 171; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-5193

Coordinator MA Programs / Koordinator MA-Programme: N.N.
LE 649; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-2776

Event Management: Stefanie Ridder
SG 169; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-1945

Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit: Sarah Fehrs
SG 170; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-1942

IT Consultant / IT-Beauftragter: Julian Kut
SG 172; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-1943

Maps and Illustrations / Karten und Grafik: Harald Krähe
LE 610; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-3162

Library/BibliothekToshi Yamada
LE 602; Tel. +49 (0)203 379-4187

For a pdf-download of the Institute’s Flyer (in English) please click here.