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15 July | Tongji-Regensburg Research Forum in Area Studies

When? Monday, 15 July 2024, 09:00–11:45 CEST

Where? Online via Zoom – 619 7144 4376


The ScienceCampus is pleased to be collaborating with the German Research Center at Tongji University in Shanghai (Deutschlandforschungszentrum der Tongii-Universität) in organizing an online forum showcasing current doctoral research. Three colleagues from Regensburg and three from Shanghai will present their projects, receiving feedback from their peers and senior colleagues at both institutions. The event is open to all and no registration is required. Click here for the Zoom Link.

In the inuagural event on Monday, 15 July (09:00–11:45 CEST), there will be presentations of research from across multiple disciplines with a variety of regional and transregional expertise on display. Colleagues from Tongji will offer inisghts on Sino-Hungarian climate cooperation; India's diplomatic policy in the Indopacific in relation to disaster management; and the approach of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to copyright infringements. From Regensburg, there will be talks on the commemoration of Eastern European Displaced Persons in Germany; workers' experiences of transformation in a Kosovan mining complex; and on labour migration (Gastarbeiters) as agents of development in socialist Yugoslavia.

Please click here for an overview of the presentations, including abstracts and short biographies.


Prof. ZHENG Chunrong, Director, Center for German Studies, Tongji University
Prof. Ulf BRUNNBAUER, Academic Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg

Doctoral Research Presentations
09:10 CAI Yue | Demonstration Effect of Sino-Hungarian Climate Cooperation on Central and Eastern European Countries
09:25 Sarah GRANDKE | Moving Memories – Memories on the Move? Eastern European Displaced Persons in Germany and Their Narratives of the Past and Commemoration of Victims of Nazi Crimes (1945–1951)
09:40 SHAO Zhuhang | India’s Disaster Diplomacy during Modi Administration in the Perspective of “Indo-Pacific”: Drivers, Trends and Prospects
09:55 Fatos HOXHA | Transformation from Below: Understanding Workers’ Lives in the Trepca Industrial Complex during 1960–1980.
10:10 WANG Yumin | The Shift of the Indirect Liability Regime for Copyright Infringement in EU Platform Governance
10:25 Sara ŽERIĆ ĐULOVIĆ | Gastarbeiters as Agents of Development in Socialist Yugoslavia

10:40-10:50 Break

Comments, Responses and Questions
10:50 Comments: Prof. SONG Lilei, Deputy Director, Centre for European Studies, Tongji University
11:00 Comments: Dr. Paul VICKERS, Manager, Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America & Department for Interdisciplinary and Multiscalar Area Studies (DIMAS), University of Regensburg
11:10-11:45 Responses and Questions