Christoph W. Zimmer (†)


Christoph W. Zimmer (†)
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    China mission | Discourses of Loyalty | Ming dynasty | Construction of Identities | Didactics

Our highly esteemed and beloved department member Christoph Zimmer passed away, completely unexpectedly, on February 5th, 2021. We have lost a dear and life-affirming person who belonged to our department since 2011, first as a student and subsequently as a doctoral candidate and lecturer. Christoph Zimmer was not only a highly talented scholar but also a very gifted teacher, who added much joy and happiness to our department. We appreciated his open nature, his enthusiasm and the deep honesty that characterized him.

Due to the pandemic situation, it has thus far not been possible to hold a memorial service in honor of Christoph Zimmer, but our department will do so as soon as possible. The Department of East Asian Studies set up a memorial website, and you can access it here.

In mourning and with deep gratitude,

The members of the Department of East Asian Studies


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