Dr. Lena Kaufmann
translocal and global China, digital infrastructures, migration, agriculture, technology, knowledge and skill, food, work

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pettier
affect, ethics, morality, gender, love, sexuality, environment, human-animal relations

Verena La Mela, M.A.
women, trade, social networks, infrastructure, logistics, Sino-Kazakh borderland


Prof. Dr. Susanne Brandtstädter
Lehrstuhl Ethnologie der Globalisierung
Taiwan and PRC, social and morals world of a globalizing China, Global China’s Eurasian presence, kinship, gender and social life, moral economies, justice struggles and new publics, values and moral change.

Karoline Buchner, M.A.
medical anthropology, Chinese medicine (in Taiwan and globally), medical diplomacy, global health

Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch
Lehrstuhl Sozialanthropologie und Direktorin des Völkerkunde Museums an der Universität Zürich
Northeast China (Manjuria; Han, Hanjun, Manju-Tunguse, Mongols, Koreans; Changbai shan area); everyday technologies, skilled practice, embodied knowledge; agriculture, crafts, culinary anthropology; oral literature, history of Chinese anthropology and anthropology of China, human-plant relations, knowledge representation in popular media, folk arts

Jelena Grosse-Bley, M.A., M.Sc.
human-environment relations, climate change adaptation, agriculture, knowledges/expertise, Yunnan

Isabel Heger, M.A.
rural-urban transformation, state-led urbanization, landless peasants, narratives, identity, individualization of Chinese society, yuanfen, gaokao

Prof. Dr. Stéphanie Homola
Juniorprofessur für Anthropologie
divination, destiny, mnemonics, cosmology, decision-making, religions, popular science, history of sinology

Dr. Pascal Honisch
ethnography, discourse theory, urban china, World EXPO, South East Asia, cultural mediation, historiography

Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi
Lehrstuhl Sozialanthropologie, Universität Fribourg, Schweiz 
Infrastructure; place, space, territory, borders; the state; identity politics; ethnicity; more-than-Earth relations, humanity beyond Earth; Natureculture; OA publishing, China, Central Asia

Prof. Dr. Madlen Kobi
Assistenzprofessorin Sozialanthropologie, Universität Fribourg, Schweiz 
urban anthropology, architecture, infrastructure, material culture, human-environment relations, climate, waste, Xinjiang

Dr. Christof Lammer
state, kinship, welfare, agriculture, value, infrastructure, genomics and precision medicine

Dr. Marco Lazzarrotti
anthropology of christianity, christianity in China, anthropology of religion, anthropology of space and place, Taiwan, Greater China, anthropology of China, anthropology of Chinese religions

Dr. Jingyu Mao
migration, work, emotion, ethnicity and gender, welfare and labour, rural-urban transformation, China and Vietnam

Prof. Dr. Minh Nguyen
labour/work, mobility/migration, care/welfare, value, morality, governance, China, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Global South

Zhuo NIU, M.A. & M.Sc.
COVID-19, epidemiology, border studies, social memory, state, Yunnan

Amtul Shaheen, M.A.
Gansu, Taiwan, modernity and globalization, diaspora, religion (Islam), morality, secularism, gender and identity

Prof. Dr. Hans Steinmüller
sovereignty, militarism, irony, ritual, Wa

Rebekka Sutter, Lic. Phil.
steep slope agriculture, swidden agriculture, anthropology of technology, anthropology of skills, Lisu, Yunnan

Marhaba Wufuer, M.A.
Kazakhstan, crisis and development, resilience, Belt and Road Initiative, Uyghur traders, migrant-labor relations, informal moral economy

Ehemalige Sprecher*innen-Teams

Verena Zimmermann, Hans Steinmüller, Madlen Kobi (2015-2017) – Gründer*innen der RG China

Verena Zimmermann, Madlen Kobi, Jean-Baptiste Pettier (2017-2019)

Jean-Baptiste Pettier, Madlen Kobi, Lena Kaufmann (2019-2021)