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Sinologists without China experience

Sara Kettenmeyer puts it rather bluntly: “If I had known how my studies would turn out, I probably wouldn’t have started them the way I did.” Kettenmeyer is studying sinology, has completed six semesters, and should now actually be writing her bachelor’s thesis at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich to complete her degree. She is part of the first cohort of sinology students in Germany who were unable to set foot in the People’s Republic during their entire studies due to the Covid pandemic.

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