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Selection of further Press Clippings

This is a small selection of further press clippings. Click on the name of the medium for further information or the reporting.

Die Rheinpfalz reports about M.A. Transcultural Studies

German daily newspaper Die Rheinpfalz published an article about the “Joint Degree Master of Arts in Transcultural Studies Program”, which was recently established at Heidelberg University. The program is offered by the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in cooperation with the Graduate School of Letters in Kyoto.

Die Rheinpfalz, 12 August 2017


CATS topping out ceremony

German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) reported on the topping out ceremony of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS). The ceremony took place at the construction site in Heidelberg Bergheim. Addresses were spoken by executive construction director Bernd Müller, Profs. Barbara Mittler and Axel Michaels, the deputy director of Heidelberg University Library Rike Balzuweit and architect Jan van der Velden-Volkmann.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 3 August 2017


Interview with Takuma Melber

The German newspapers Frankfurter Rundschau and Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger published an interview with Cluster member Takuma Melber. The interview took place in the occasion of the second Sino-Japanese war outbreak’s 80th anniversary.

Frankfurter Rundschau, 7 July 2017
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 7 July 2017


DailyO publishes article by Lisa Zhang

The Indian online newspaper DailyO, which is issued by India Today, published an article by Lisa Zhang on “How climate is betrayed as India-China spar over the high Himalayas”, focusing on the recent border tensions on the Sikkim front between China and India. Lisa Lindkvist Zhang is PhD Candidate at the Cluster’s GPTS-8 Programme.

DailyO, July 05 2017


Allgemeine Zeitung interviews Takuma Melber

The German daily newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung (Mainz) published an interview with Takuma Melber. The interview focused on North Korea’s foreign policies with the United States and within East Asia. Takuma Melber is Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master Programme of Transcultural Studies at the Cluster of Excellence.

Allgemeine Zeitung, 26 June 2017


Die Welt quotes Takuma Melber

The online platform of the German daily newspaper Die Welt quoted Cluster member Takuma Melber in the article „Fünf Minuten, in denen Japan den Weltkrieg verlor”. The article deals with imperial admiral Yamamoto’s wish of wiping out the US Navy in the Pacific after Japan’s victorious advances in Asia. It focuses on the Midway-Atoll battle which, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, resulted in a catastrophe on June 4, 1942.

Welt N24, 03 June 2017


Sophie Roche publishes article on CAAN

Dr. Sophie Roche Junior Research Group Leader at the Cluster “Asia and Europe” published an article on the Russian news page Central Asian Analytic Network (CAAN) titled “The Breast of the Shahid-Mother had Milk”. In her article, she focuses on the role of woman in the Tajik civil war that lasted from 1991 until 1997.

Central Asian Analytic Network, 29 Mai 2017


The Times of India published an article by Rudolf Wagner

The Indian newspaper The Times of India published an article by Prof. Rudolf Wagner, titled “Gobar Gas and hot Air: China far surpasses India in Biogas Plants, exposing hypocrisy of Gau Rakshaks”. The article focuses on the fast development of biogas plants in China and its social and economic impact. Prof. Dr. Rudolph Wagner is Senior professor of Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University and former Cluster director.

The Times of India, 23 May 2017


Haaretz quotes Joseph Maran and Philipp Stockhammer

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted Cluster Director Prof. Maran and former Cluster Member Prof. Stockhammer in an article titled “Philistines Sailed with their Pigs to Ancient Israel”. In this article, the results of genetic analysis of 3,000-year-old pig remains in Israel are analyzed, showing that the animals came from Greece, probably brought to Canaan by the Sea Peoples.

Haaretz, 12 Mai 2017


The Himalayan Times reports on Christiane Brosius

The Nepali newspaper The Himalayan Times published the article “Centuries-old pati, hit by 2015 earthquake, reconstructed in Patan”, which featured Prof. Brosius, Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology at the Heidelberger Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). The article describes the work of the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg and reports how Prof. Brosius, as representative of the fund, formally handed over the reconstructed, 349 year old Lunchhen Nani Phalcha to the local officials.

The Himalayan Times, 28 March 2017


Die Welt quotes Takuma Melber

The German Online Newsmagazine Die Welt quoted Cluster Member Takuma Melber in the article "Japan wagte 1942 zweiten Angriff auf Pearl Harbor". The article thus focuses on the results presented by Melber in his recent publication "Pearl Harbor. Japans Angriff und der Kriegseintritt der USA" published by Beck (2016).

Takuma Melber is coordinator and lecturer in the M.A. Transcultural Studies.

Welt N24, 16 March 2017


RNZ reports on Foundation Laying of the CATS

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article on the laying of the foundation stone for the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS). The ceremony was held at the construction site in Heidelberg Bergheim on Friday, February 17, and was accompanied by laudations of guest of honor from the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and representatives from Heidelberg University and the construction management.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 18 February 2017


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