Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker

Professor Christine Moll-Murata

Taiwan and European Taiwan Studies in Transition: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Christine Moll-Murata is Chair Professor for History of China and Director of the Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature at the Faculty for East Asian Studies of Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. She studied Sinology and Political Sciences of Southeast Asia at Heidelberg University and Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute, obtained her doctoral degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and her habilitation degree at the University of Tübingen. She coordinated research projects on the economic and social history of China during the Qing dynasty at Tübingen University, and on the History of Labour Relations for the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. She worked as a post-doc researcher at the Research Group for Social and Economic History of Utrecht University. Her research interests include the History of Work in China, Taiwan, and Japan 1500-2000, the Industrialisation of East Asia, and Perceptions of the Future in East Asia since 1900. Her Taiwan focus is on Taiwan under the Qing and in the Japanese colonial period.