About the team

Sabine Dabringhaus

Prof. Sabine Dabringhaus is one of the two Project Leaders of the Joint Research Group. From December 2002 until December 2008 she was a Junior Professor at the Department for Modern and East Asian History at the University of Freiburg’s Department of History. In December 2008 she assumed a newly established chair position for East Asian History.

For selected publications, please refer to this link: https://www.eah.geschichte.uni-freiburg.de/staff/prof.-dr.-sabine-dabringhaus

Ricardo Mak

Prof. Ricardo Mak is one of the two Project Leaders of the Joint Research Group. He is a Professor of the Department of History, and the Director of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

For selected publications, please refer to this link: http://histweb.hkbu.edu.hk/staff/mak_king_sang.html

Katy N. Lam

Dr. Katy N. Lam is  currently a Research Fellow of the Joint Research Group, and an Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  She holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her specializations include Chinese business globalization in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as  Chinese international migration in developing countries. Her current research focuses on the new Chinese mobility in the Global South.

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Elaine Gao

Ms. GAO Fan (Elaine) is a Ph.D student at the Department of Geography of the Hong Kong Baptist University and a member of the Joint Research Group. She holds Master degrees from the University of Paris (France). Her research interests include diversity and social interaction in migration study.

Caroline Schöpf

Ms. Caroline Schöpf is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Sociology of the Hong Kong Baptist University and a member of the Joint Research Group. She obtained a M.A. in Japanese and Chinese studies from Leipzig University with a mixed methods study on mutual perceptions of “critical incidents” in the interaction between Japanese and Germans. Her research interest are immigrant – host society relations, ethno-racial hierarchies, immigrant incorporation, and racism and discrimination.