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GPTS-1 (2008-2011)

In June 2008 the Graduate Programme For Transcultural Studies (GPTS) selected 13 doctoral students as the first group to pursue their doctoral projects in the context of the Cluster. They took up their studies in October 2008 and are expected to obtain their doctoral degrees in fall 2011.

Baghel, Ravi

Political Ecology of Large Dams in India and China

Bechler, Silke (Alumna, now Managing Director of the Collaborative Research Center 619 "Ritual Dynamics")
The Vedic Sacrifice (yajña) in New Public Spheres

Caviglia, Lisa

Sex [at] Work in Nepal: Discourses around Sexuality, Self-Perception and Society

Cyranski, Christoph

Oil Massages, Purges and Beach Holidays – Ayurvedic Health Tourism in Kerala, South India 

Leylek, Yasemin

Open Spaces in Minoan Culture. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Public Spheres and Social Interaction in Bronze Age Crete

Liehr, Matthias

Eco-literature, environmental activists, and the Green Public Sphere in China

Nan, Haifen

The Internet and the Public Sphere in the Era of Convergence: An Ethnographic Case Study of Chinese Diasporic Media in Germany

Padmanabhan, Sridevi

Mobilities and Social Networks: Mapping Mobile Phone Use in Urban India

Pauli, Markus

The Power of Individual Freedom as a Concept and Practice in Development – Operationalisation of the Capability Approach for Assessing the Impact of Poverty-Oriented Microfinance in India

Saikawa, Takashi
Asia in the League of Cultures: Japan, China, and the International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, 1919-1939

Tontini, Roberta
Muslim Sanzijing: Shifts and Continuities in the Definition of Islam in China

Wu, I-Wei
Reading Asymmetries and Flows: Satirical Pictures in Chinese Illustrated Newspapers and Periodicals

Zhang, Eva
European Perceptions of Japan in 16th and 17th Century Illustrated Travelogues and their Reception in the 19th Century