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Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Japanese Studies

Hittorfstraße 18 (Rückgebäude), 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 571 04
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 535 99
Emailvblechin@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott

Areas of Expertise

  • Japanese domestic policy
  • Current issues in Japanese politics
  • Japanese foreign and security policy
  • Japan's economy
  • Politics and society of Japan
  • Political history of Japan
  • Relationship Japan / U.S.A.
  • Japan's role in Asia
  • Corporate social responsibility in Japan
  • Political party financing and corruption in Japan and Asia

 



Dr. Urte Undine Frömming
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 56865
Emailu.froemming@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Urte Undine Frömming

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural interpretation and processing of natural hazards and natural disasters, particularly volcanism, earthquakes, tidal waves
  • Vulcan rituals
  • Climate change: sustainable human-environment relations
  • Local knowledge of indigenous people
  • Regional focus: Indonesia, Tanzania (East Africa), Iceland


Dr. Nadin Heé
Professor of History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 545 30
Emailnadin.hee@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Nadin Heé

Areas of Expertise

  • History of knowledge
  • History of science
  • East Asia
  • Colonialism
  • Decolonization
  • Cold War


Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Japanese Studies

Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-53857, -53856
Emaili.hijiya@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Areas of Expertise

  • Culture and literature of Japan
  • History and society of Japan
  • Identity discourses, culinary studies
  • Cultural translation


Dr. Herrmann Kreutzmann
Professor of Development Studies

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Center for Development Studies

Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 70224
Emailhkreutzm@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Xinjiang (China)
  • Minority research
  • Development research
  • Political geography
  • High mountain research
  • Nomadism
  • Water
  • Ethnicity


Dr. Jeong Hee Lee-Kalisch
Professor of Art History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History Institute
Art History of South Asia

Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 53801
Emailoakg@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProfessor Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch

Areas of Expertise

  • China: Silk Road, exhibitions on art and culture
  • North and South Korea: Art and culture
  • Japan: Buddhist art, aesthetics
  • Garden art of East Asia


Dr. Gerhard Leitner, FAHA (Hon.)
Professor of English and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute for English Language and Literature

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 72351
Mobile+49 171 6485952
Emailgerhard.leitner@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Gerhard Leitner

Areas of Expertise

  • Australia: history, culture, languages, Aborigines, archaeology, migration and political dimensions
  • Language policy, language planning, education policy especially in Australia, Asia, and Europe
  • Languages and language ecology (language habitat) and political implications
  • Southeast Asia: history, culture, languages and politics, globalization


Dr. Mechthild Leutner
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Chinese Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 571 08
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 535 98
Emailmleutner@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Mechthild Leutner

Areas of Expertise

  • Recent developments in China
  • Politics and history of China


Dr. Katja Levy
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies
Sinology/China Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 57112
Emailkatja.levy@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Katja Levy

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal and external policies of the PRC
  • German-Chinese relations, in particular German-Chinese "Rule of Law Dialogue"
  • Legal sociological issues regarding the PRC, in particular human rights, constitutional law, intellectual property protection, and conditions of civil society organizations in the PRC
  • Stability in the PRC


Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 599 36
Emailelena.meyer-clement@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy


Dr. Georg Pfeffer
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Drosselweg 1-3, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 527 65
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 565 05
Emailgpfeffer@gmx.com
HomepageProf. Dr. Georg Pfeffer

Areas of Expertise

  • South Asia
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Middle East
  • Male bonding
  • Tribal societies
  • Hunter-gatherers


Dr. Werner Pfennig

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
International Politics and Area Studies

Iltisstr. 7, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 831 29 40
Emailwpf@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Werner Pfennig

Areas of Expertise

  • Regional policy in East Asia
  • Nuclear issues
  • Reunification of North and South Korea
  • China-Taiwan relations


Dr. Joachim Rees
Professor of Art History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Art History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 516 40
Emailjoachim.rees@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Joachim Rees

Areas of Expertise

  • Historical study of images (16th - 19th centuries)
  • Cultural history of drawing
  • Imagery: cultural encounters and cultural conflict
  • Photojournalism and caricature (historically and currently)
  • Illustrators as explorers, 18th/19th centuries
  • Artist journeys, 16th - 20th centuries
  • Alexander von Humboldt


Dr. Cornelia Reiher
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies / Japanology
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 714 65
Emailcornelia.reiher@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Cornelia Reiher

Areas of Expertise

  • Japan
  • Globalization
  • Food studies
  • Global agri-food system
  • Food safety
  • Rural Japan
  • (Local) identities
  • Rural revitalization


Dr. Carola Richter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
International Communication

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 58898
Emailcarola.richter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Carola Richter

Areas of Expertise

  • Arab media (al-Jazeera, Egypt, Libya)
  • Protest movements in the Arab world, Islamists
  • Foreign reporting
  • Image of Islam
  • Media and the Middle East conflict
  • Media and migration / refugees


Dr. Tilman Rost
Professor of Geography

Department of Earth Sciences
Institute of Geographical Sciences
Physical Geography

Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 70320
Emailtilman.rost@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Tilman Rost

Areas of Expertise

  • Natural resources and environmental management
  • Water management in Central Asia
  • Desertification
  • Development of study programs at Central Asian universities


Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Collaborative Research Centre 1171: Affective Societies

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 47
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 513 32
EmailBirgitt.Roettger-Roessler@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Birgitt Rötger-Rössler

Areas of Expertise

  • Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia (social and political structures, religious diversity, gender relations)
  • Vietnamese culture in Berlin
  • Cultural aspects of emotions
  • Socialization, education, and child development in cultural comparison
  • Emotions and migration
  • Gender relations (especially transgender cultural studies)


Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science / Politics in China and South Asia
c/o German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Ihnestr. 26, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-54987 (Freie Universität)
Phone (Assistant)254231-25 (DGAP)
Emailsandschneider@dgap.org
HomepageProf. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider

Areas of Expertise

  • China’s policies and international relations
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • Relationship between the EU and China
  • Political relations between India, China, and Pakistan
  • Politics in Korea and East Asia
  • Transatlantic relations and Asia
  • Balance of power between Asia and the U.S.


Dr. Regine Schönenberg

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Latin American Studies

Rüdesheimer Straße 54-56, 14197 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 507 57
Emailregine.schoenenberg@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Regine Schönenberg

Areas of Expertise

  • Organized crime
  • Natural resource management
  • Land management
  • Intercultural learning
  • Biography research
  • Scenario research


Torsten Tschacher
Professor of Islamic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Islamic Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 653 64
Emailtorsten.tschacher@fu-berlin.de
HomepageJun.-Prof. Dr. Torsten Tschacher

Areas of Expertise

  • Islam in South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Singapore
  • Indians in Southeast Asia


Dr. Paul Unschuld
Professor of Medicine

Charité - University Medicine
Mitte Campus
Horst Goertz Institute for Theory, History, and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences

Bonhoefferweg 3A, 10098 Berlin

Emailunschuld@charite.de

Areas of Expertise

  • Analysis of historical pharmacological and pharmaceutical Chinese text sources
  • Analysis of health policy and health industry in the PRC
  • Comparative analysis of the history of medicine in China and Europe
  • Investigation of historical and current developments in bioethics in China


Dr. habil. Christian Wagner
Senior Fellow

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4, 10719 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 88007 401
Fax+49 30 88007 5401
Emailchristian.wagner@swp-berlin.org
HomepageDr. habil. Christian Wagner

Areas of Expertise

  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Asia
  • Foreign and security policy
  • Democracy and politics in South Asia