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York Wiese

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PhD candidate



York Wiese, born in 1978, graduated as M.A. in Chinese Studies (with Social and Cultural Anthropology and Thai Studies as minor subjects) from the University of Hamburg in 2009. In 2004 and 2005, he had studied at Yangzhou University, China, for additional Chinese language courses as part of a DAAD programme.

Since 2005 he has held various internships and/or part-time jobs at the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Qingdao Translation Office of International Business Affairs (Qingdao, China), Konfuzius-Institut an der Universität Hamburg e.V., as well as the Hamburg-based Chinese companies Caissa Touristic (Group) AG (China Education and Training Center) and Er-Ex Travel & Trade GmbH.

Funded by a DAAD scholarship for Ph.D. studies, he has been conducting archival research in Bangkok since summer 2010, cooperating with the department of history at Chulalongkorn University and the Chinese Overseas University (Huachiew Chalermprakiet). He will join the University of Freiburg in February 2011.

Main research interests include the southern expansion of the Chinese empire, submission and integration of ethnic minorities into the empire, migration to Southeast Asia, Chinese philosophy (mainly daoism), history of the Song dynasty, Southeast Asian and Thai history, Thai religion.

Research Project

The Chinese Civil War in Thailand (1945-1956)

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