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Prof. Dr. Förster is member of or affiliated with several associations that may contribute to Transcultural studies as in their daily work they share one or more goals of the Cluster. In addition to the partners mentioned here, there is regular exchange of ideas as well as cooperation for joint projects with many individuals at German and foreign universities.

The China Guiding Cases Project is a groundbreaking initiative of Stanford Law School.  It aims to advance knowledge and understanding of Chinese law and to ena-ble judges and legal experts both inside and outside of China to contribute to the evolution of Chinese case law through ongoing dialogue on “guiding cases” released by China’s Supreme People’s Court.

The Deutsch-Chinesische Juristenvereinigung (German-Chinese Association of Jurists), founded in 1986, aims at furthering and broadening knowledge and under-standing of Chinese Law in Germany as well as German Law in China. It also issues the quarterly Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht (Journal of Chinese Law).

The Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft Frankfurt a.M. (German-Japanese Association), re-founded in 1956, has set itself the task to intensify German-Japanese relations and cultural ties by regularly organizing lectures, excursion and other cultural events as well as providing for exchange-programs for different target groups.

The Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung (German-Japanese Association of Jurists), founded in 1988, strives to strengthen the cooperation of German and Japanese jurists of all occupations and to deepen the mutual understanding of their legal systems. It also issues the Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht (Journal of Japanese Law) twice a year.

The Deutsch-Japanische Wirtschaftskreis (Japanese-German Business Association) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the promotion of economic and business exchange between Germany and Japan – especially on the level of small and medium sized companies. It was founded in 1986 as a platform for the exchange of information and discussion of all kinds of topics concerning the German-Japanese relations.

The Deutsch-Koreanische Juristische Gesellschaft (German-Korean Juridical Society) promotes cooperation in the field of law and aims at furthering and broadening knowledge and understanding of Korean Law in Germany as well as German Law in Korea by way of lectures, conferences and initiation of personal ties between Ger-man and Korean jurists.

The US-Korea Law Foundation will offer global education and solution for U.S.-Korea law in partnership with the academic legal and business community and also with government agencies. It is ultimately one of the major goals of the Foundation to establish a comparative study of law and legal systems of these two countries as a distinguished academic discipline.