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Staff members with discipline Asian Studies

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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socio-cultural anthropology, India (esp. Odisha)
theory and history of anthropology; anthropology of religion; indigenous religions; in relation to the aforementioned areas mainly the following topics: values, cosmology, ritual, food, death, cultural and religious change, Indian tribal (Adivasi) cultures, anthropology of India
dr. P. (Peter) Berger
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Associate Professor of Indian Religions and the Anthropology of Religion
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Asian philosophies, Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, comparative philosophy, Sanskrit
L. (Lucas) den Boer
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Lecturer
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dr. S. (Sunkung) Choi
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Assistant Professor
C. (Cong) Duan
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PhD student
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F. (Frank) Gaenssmantel, PhD
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Assistant Professor
East Asian Studies, with a focus on modern day Mongolia
prof. dr. mr. T.H.F. (Tjalling) Halbertsma
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Bijzonder hoogleraar
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Public Administration, Ombudsman, and Disability Issues
Non-western history, esp East Asia (Japan); history and historiography of colonialism, imperialism and globalisation; European political culture and political history ( 19th-21st century) with special attention to the role of the press.
prof. dr. J. (Janny) de Jong
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Professor Europe-East Asia Relations, with a focus on Japan
China in the global context; intellectual history of modern China; conceptual history of "religion" in East Asia
dr. Y. (Ya-pei) Kuo
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Universitair Docent
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Film Techniques and Visual Communication; Creativity & Innovation in Audiovisual Medium; Visual Storytelling; Cinematography; Asian Cinemas particularly East and Southeast Asian Cinemas; Film History; Film and Sociology; American Television Fiction; Filmmaking 
A. (Ari) Purnama, MA
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PhD Candidate in Film and Visual Communication Studies
Theories of International Relations, Visual Studies, Political Geography/Critical Geopolitics, Theories of Discourse, East Asian Studies
dr. D.U. (David) Shim
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Assistant Professor
Early Modern South Asia; Early Modern Global History; History of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in India and Asia; Indian Ocean Port Cities and Trading Communities; Social History of Knowledge; SondToll Registers Online
dr. A. (Anjana) Singh
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Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer)
Contemporary South and Southeast Asian history; history of North-South relations; history of international development cooperation
dr. C. (Clemens) Six
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Assistant Professor
Religion and Society in Modern China; Buddhism and Buddhists in 20th century China and Taiwan; Buddhist teaching of Yinshun (1906-2005); Madhyamika in China and 大智度論; Religion and the Media in China (online Buddhist rituals; Buddhist films and documentaries); Buddhist Women in Taiwan; Buddhist Education in Chinese History; concepts and methods for the study of Chinese religions.
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Assistant Professor of Religion in Asia (tenure track)
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Law and Economics, Climate change Law (in particular Emissions Trading Design, Linking, Allocation and Competition), Competition law and Public Procurement in EU, China and Japan
prof. dr. S.E. (Stefan) Weishaar, LLM
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Professor of Law and Economics
Law of the Sea, Public International Law, International Relations, South China Sea
Q. Xu
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PhD student
Social, political and institutional analysis, land tenure, land use planning, land governance, agricultural policy, public participation, civic engagement, public-private-partnership, integrated rural-urban development and planning, China-Africa development cooperation, aid effectiveness, South-South development cooperation, China-EU cooperation in agriculture and environmental governance
dr. Y. (Yongjun) Zhao
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International Cooperation Adviser; Associate Professor in Integrated Rural-Urban Development and Governance
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