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Dr. Christian Wirth

Research Fellow

Short CV

  • Since 2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg

  • 2017: University Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University, Leiden/Den Haag

  • 2016: Visiting Associate Professor, School of Law, Tohoku University, Sendai

  • 2013: Visiting Scholar, Asiatic Research Institute (ARI), Korea University, Seoul

  • 2012 - 2015: Research Fellow, Griffith University Asia Institute, Brisbane

  • 2011/2012: Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Tokyo

  • 2012: Research Associate, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo

  • 2008 - 2011: Research Assistant, Global Institute of Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), Waseda University, Tokyo

  • 2002 - 2006 Federal Government of Switzerland

  • Education: Ph.D. in International Studies, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo; Master of International Affairs, Department of International Relations, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra; lic. iur. (Master of Law) University of St. Gallen (HSG); General Staff Officer of the Swiss Armed Forces; Chinese language studies at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei, and at Tsinghua University, Beijing.


Current Research

  • Traditional and Non-traditional (Critical) Security in East Asia and the Pacific

  • Maritime Security Politics and Ocean Governance in East Asia

  • Social and Political Change / Politics of Identity and Legitimacy in Northeast Asia

  • Political Geography, Historical Sociology


Countries and Regions

  • China

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • East Asia

  • Australia


Research Programme

  • Global Orders and Foreign Policies