Christoph W. Zimmer (†)

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Christoph W. Zimmer (†)
  • Focus
    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

 

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2019 – 2020
      Visiting Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Seit 2018
      PhD-candidate and lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2015 – 2018
      Master of Education (Chinese as a Foreign Language; Latin) with additional subject ‘Philosophy’, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2013 – 2014
      Language Studies, University of Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • 2011 – 2015
      Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies/Chinese as a Foreign Language; Latin), Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2011
      Theology, Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt
  • 2007 – 2009
      Baccalaureate of Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
  • 2007
      Theology, Westfälische-Wilhelms-University Münster
  • 2003 – 2004
      Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, Jinhe Senior High School, Taipei

Teaching

Summer Term 2020

  • “Conflict and catastrophe – Disintegration and decline of the Ming Empire, ca.1600 to 1662,” Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen
  • “‘Recruiting the good, turning away the bad – loyalty conflicts in the Chinese history, from Shang dynasty to 18th century,” Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Summer Term 2019

  • “About traitors, usurpers, and founders – Regime change in the Middle Kingdom, from Shang to Qing dynasty,” Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Winter Term 2018/19

  • “‘Most remarkable things and customs in the Chinese Kingdom’ – Continuities and disruptions in the European reception of China until the 18th century,” Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Winter Term 2017/18

  • “Chinese Basic Course I (A1.1),” Central Institute for Languages and Transferable Skills (ZESS), University of Göttingen

Winter Term 2016/17

  • “Modern Chinese III – Reading and Translation,” Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen