Department of Asian and Oriental Studies

Politics & Economics

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Alex

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Assistant professor Dr. Jong Chol An

Jong Chol An received his Ph.D. with modern Korean history from Seoul National University, Korea and J.D. from University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. He is a specialist on history of Korean-American relations, Korean Christianity, and Korean legal history. Currently he is working on Korean legal history, focusing on U.S. Occupation of Korea and the Korean War period (1945-1953). Furthermore, he is interested in social changes with law and society perspective. He had been HK Research Professor, Inha University (2009-2011), Incheon, Korea. He is editorial board member in the Journal of Northeast Asian History (English), and board member of the Association for Legal History and the Association for Korean Christianity respectively. Further information...

Prof. Dr. Robert Horres

Since 2004, Robert Horres is professor for Japanese Studies at the Institute for Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Tübingen and represents the work unit “modern Japan”. He works on this research at the University of Bonn and the German Institute for Japanese Studies, the National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and historiographic institute of the University of Tokyo. Further information...

Assistant professor Dr. You Jae Lee

Prof. Lee is historian and Korean specialist. He teaches and does research in Tübingen since 2010. He is head of the department of Korean Studies and director of the King Sejong Institute Tübingen. His research focuses on colonialism and post-colonialism, Cold War, Migration and Diaspora. Currently he works on the following projects: „Welt aneignen. Alltagsgeschichte in transnationaler Perspektive“ (“Aquire the world. Everyday history in transnational perspective”, DFG), „Korea and East Asia in Global History“ (AKS), „Korean European Studies“ (DAAD) and Asian German Studies. Further information...

Prof. Dr. Gunter Schubert

Prof. Schubert (born 1963) teaches and carries out research in Tübingen since 2003. He holds the professorship for Greater Chinese Studies at the department of Chinese and Korean Studies. Also, he is director of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan, which cooperates with the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies. Current focal points are: political steering policy implementation in China’s local state; the political role of private entrepreneurs in China; the political economy of cross-strait relations; nationalism in Greater China; and East Asian comparative political development. Further information…

Assistant professor Dr. Jerôme de Wit

Jerôme de Wit received his Ph.D. from Leiden University, Netherlands. He is a Korean specialist on North and South Korean Wartime Literature and modern Korean culture. His research interest in Korean culture is focused on public discourses concerning history and society and how cultural sources can provide us with different viewpoints on debates such as nationalism, identity, and history. His recent projects deal with such topics as postcolonialism in contemporary South Korean alternate history novels, a study on North Korean children’s animated cartoons, and a study on the representation and the changes in identity in the literature and movies of ethnic Koreans in China. through his teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses at several universities. Further information...