Senior Research Associate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Department of East Asian Studies
Sarah Kirchberger


Dr Sarah Kirchberger is a Senior Research Associate on the international political economy of East Asia at the Ruhr-University Bochum. She is the author of Assessing China’s Naval Power: Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications (2015). A Sinologist and political scientist with work experience in academia and industry, her areas of expertise include China’s military modernization, China’s and Taiwan’s political systems, and China’s 20th century history. She was previously an Assistant Professor in the Asia-Africa-Institute at the University of Hamburg, and served as a naval analyst with the shipbuilders Blohm + Voss.