The Department of East Asian Studies in Göttingen is structured to advance studies on China’s rapid changes and its growing global relevance. Our goal in research and teaching is to pursue a wide range of approaches to study China, from philosophical scholarship to economic analysis. Our work covers a broad range of different subjects ranging from history to sociology, and they are often engaged in interdisciplinary collaboration. The Department is internationally well-connected with numerous world-renowned institutions, and we highly value research with trans-regional approaches. Apart from our commitment to research excellence, one of our main goals is to train experts on modern China. We seek our students to grow capable of understanding China through its long traditions as well as its global entanglements. They are meant to intertwine their sophisticated knowledge of Chinese language and culture with a solid training in research methodology, as well as the core skills required to succeed in the labour market.