International Partners

As an organisation that aims to internationalize Asia-related research and teaching, the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies maintains a number of partnerships with universities and research institutes in Germany and abroad.

People’s Republic of China and Taiwan

Cooperative Partners in China:

  • Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China (jointly with Confucius Institute at Frankfurt University and Sinology)
  • Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China (cooperation of International Cultural Exchange School with Sinology)
  • Renmin University Beijing, School of Human Resources and Labour Relations (research cooperation with Institute for Social Research)
  • Partnership with South-Western University for Political Sciences and Law in Chongqing (Fachbereich 01: Law)
  • Chinese University of Politics and Law, Beijing
  • SunYat-Sen University, Guangzhou
  • Conferences and exchanges on subjects such as labour and the relationship between employers and unions in China (Frankfurt Institute for Social Research and others with People's University Beijing, NGOs and unions in southern China and Hong Kong

Cooperative Partners in Taiwan:

  • National Taiwan Normal University (Kooperation des College of Liberal Arts mit dem Fachbereich 09, Koordination: Sinologie)

Further Cooperation:

  • Confucius Insitute at Frankfurt University (
  • China Institute at Frankfurt University (Cooperation with Sinology) (
  • East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (research cooperation with the Insitute for Social Research)


Cooperative Partners in Japan:

  • DIJ Tokyo (research cooperation)
  • Chûô University of Tokyo (research cooperation)
  • Senshû University of Tokyo (Tele-Japanese Studies)
  • Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Sciences (research project "Philosophy and Ethics in Modern Japan") and Department of Economics (until January 2008)
  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (joint publication of the “Journal of Japanese Law (ZJapanR/J.Japan.L)"
  • University of Tokyo (Institute of Human Geography)
  • Dōshisha University, Kyoto
  • Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
  • Hōsei University, Tokyo
  • Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyū Sentā (Nichibunken), Kyoto
  • Meiji Univserity, Tokyo
  • Ōsaka University
  • Rikkyō University, Tokyo
  • Seika University, Kyoto
  • Sophia University, Tokyo
  • Waseda University, Tokyo

Further Cooperation:

  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (joint publication of the “Journal of Japanese Law (ZJapanR/J.Japan.L)"


Cooperative Partners in the Republic of Korea:

  • Chung-Ang University, Seoul
  • Ewha Womans University, Seoul
  • Korea University, Seoul
  • Korean Literature Translation Institute
  • Migration Research & Training Center, Seoul
  • Seoul National University
  • Sogang University, Seoul 
  • Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 
  • Yonsei University, Seoul

Southeast Asia

Cooperative Partners in South East Asia:

  • Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya
  • Asia-Africa Development University Network (AADUN), University of Malaya
  • Hanoi University
  • Malay Language Centre of Singapore
  • Manila Times College
  • National University of Singapore
  • Thammasat University, Thailand, German Southeast Asian Centre for Public Policy and Good Government
  • Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Hamka, Jakarta
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia


IZO Coordinator:

Bertram Lang
Bockenheimer Landstr. 133, Neue Mensa R. 305, PO 20
D-60325 Frankfurt/Main
Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-23284, email: izo[at]

MEAS Coordinator (contact person for all study-related questions):

Mirjam Tröster

Rostocker Straße 2, SKW, 5th floor, room 05.B140
60323 Frankfurt/Main
Mailing address:

Sinology/MEAS, FB09 - Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
Mirjam Tröster/SKW
60629 Frankfurt

Tel. +49 (0)69-798-28795, email: m.troester[at]

Student Assistants:

Matthew Kwan-ho Lee (IZO), E-Mail: k.lee[at]

John Droß, (IZO/MEAS), E-Mail: dross[at]

Image Credits (left to right, top to bottom): yc ku (National Taiwan Normal University Library); Lang (Shenzhen); Bälz (Japan); Christinean (Korea); Lang (Kuala Lumpur)