Who We Are

MEAS Core Professors and Main MA Thesis Supervisors

Six professors serve as the main MA thesis supervisors.

Prof. Dr. Iwo Amelung

Academic Director, MEAS Core Professor

Chinese Studies: Chinese History and Culture

China and East Asia

Prof. Dr. Moritz Bälz, LL.M.

MEAS Core Professor

Japanese Law and its Cultural Foundations

Japan and East Asia

Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig

MEAS Core Professor

Political Science

China and East Asia

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Storz

MEAS Core Professor

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Japan and East Asia

Prof. Dr. Yonson Ahn

Korean Studies, Gender Studies, Migration Studies


Prof. Dr. Arndt Graf

South East Asian Studies: Rhetoric, Media, Political Communication

South East Asia

MEAS Coordination and Administration

Dr. des. Mirjam Tröster

MEAS Coordinator; Senior Lecturer

Chinese Studies, Performance Cultures

Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau

Contact Mirjam Tröster with any general questions about the MEAS programme, admission, recognition of courses, your course of studies etc.

Office hours: Thursday, 3-5 p.m. and upon appointment; current students: please register via


Elssy Kiradjieva

MEAS Administration

Contact Elssy Kiradjieva with any question about the semester schedule, course and exam registration, etc.



Student Assistant

Contact the student assistant with any general question about studying at Goethe University (learning platform, campus management system, etc.) and living in Frankfurt.

Office hours: 

Language Instructors

Dr. Christoph Bracks

(on leave) 

Maho Itonaga


Kristinawati Ramlan


(during the leave of Dr. Bracks)

Zheng Wang


Additional Professors and Lecturers


​​​Useful Resources

Quick Access

Student assistant positions are open on an irregular basis. MEAS and IZO accept unsolicited applications for these positions. If you are interested, please send your application to the MEAS and IZO coordinators.


MEAS Coordinator:
Mirjam Tröster

SKW, 5th floor, room 05.B137
Rostocker Straße 2, 60323 Frankfurt/Main
Mailing address:

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

Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-28795
Email: m.troester[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de

MEAS Administration:

Elssy Kiradjieva
W.-Adorno-Platz 4
RuW, Room 4.242
60323 Frankfurt/Main
Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-34809
Email: kiradjieva[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de

IZO Coordinator:
Bertram Lang
Email: izo[at]uni-frankfurt.de

Student Assistant:


Image credits (left to right, top to bottom): Heike Holbig (Beijing); Iwo Amelung, Moritz Bälz; Uwe Dettmar, Goethe University Frankfurt (Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig); Cornelia Storz; Yonson Ahn; Arndt Graf; Mirjam Tröster, Elssy Kiradjieva; Fabio Niepel; Christoph Bracks; Hedy Chandra Holzwarth; Maho Itonaga; Meiling Jin; Hyuk-Sook Kim; Soyeon Moon; Etty Prihantini Theresia; Seul So; Zheng Wang