Mathieu Gotteland, M.A.



PhD candidate in History at University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

French & Spanish national


PhD Thesis: Germany and Austria-Hungary in China, 1895-1918: An Informal Imperialism

M.A. Thesis: The Japanese Order Forces in Tientsin [Tianjin], 1914-1940: A French Point of View - Prize for Military History 2014



Mátyás Mervay, M.A.


Founding Member

PhD candidate in History at New York University

Hungarian national


M.A. Thesis: Austro-Hungarian Prisoners of War in China during World War One




Yichi Zhang (张亦弛), M.Sc.


Active member
PhD student at University of Technology, Sydney
Chinese national


PhD Thesis: The Parlor of the Metropolis Public: Parks and Open Space in the British Concessions of China, 1842-1937

M.Sc. Thesis: Victoria Park in Tianjin: A British Square in the City, Past, Present and Future



Uroš Lipušček, PhD


Active member

Slovenian national

Sundaram Rajasimman, M.Phil.


Active member

PhD candidate in International Relations at Jilin University (People's Republic of China)

Indian national


PhD Thesis: The Longue Duree Structure of Naval Power in Asia-Pacific

M.Phil. Thesis: Chinese Strategic Culture in the post cold-War Era

M.A. Thesis: Strategic Communication and Theory of Deception

M.A. Thesis: Personality and Military Leadership

Chinyun Lee (李今芸), PhD


Active member

Associate Professor at National Chi Nan University (Republic of China), Department of History

Chinese national (Republic of China)

Božo Repe, PhD


Active member

Professor of Contemporary History at University of Ljubljana

Slovenian national

Yanqing Xu (徐燕卿), B.A.


Active member

Assistant Director, Cultural Relic Administration of Tianjin Hebei District

Chinese national

Nobuo Aoki (青木信夫), PhD


Active member

Professor at Tianjin University (People's Republic of China), Director of the International Research Center for Chinese Cultural Heritage Conservation (School of Architecture, Tianjin University), Director of Professional Committee of Urban Sociology at the Chinese Sociological Association, Special Researcher at Hosei University (Japan), Researcher at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies

Japanese national

Subin Xu (徐苏斌), PhD


Active member

Professor at Tianjin University (People's Republic of China), Vice-Director of the International Research Center for Chinese Cultural Heritage Conservation (School of Architecture, Tianjin University)

Chinese national

Hans-Joachim Schmidt


Corresponding Member

German national


Tsingtau und Japan 1914 bis 1920 (German) 

Aglaia De Angeli, PhD


Honorary member

Lecturer in Modern Chinese History at Queen's University Belfast

Italian national

Daniel Gotteland, M.Sc.


Treasurer, Benefactor Member

French national

French & English version of the status of the international research group, constituted as an association under French law (1901)
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Last Update: 03.02.2019


The Double Monarchy and the Middle Kingdom:

International & Interdisciplinary Research Group about Austria-Hungary and China


President: Mathieu Gotteland, M.A.


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