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Josie-Marie Perkuhn – via Mexico to China

Josie-Marie Perkuhn is the project manager “Taiwan as Pioneer” at the University of Trier.

Perkuhn’s path to China first leads via Mexico. There, she worked as an au pair in 2003. In the southern Mexican province of Oaxaca, a play about Pacific sea voyages sparks her interest in East Asia. She is left with strong impressions; in Germany, Perkuhn digs through the descriptions of the study courses and decides on sinology – and with it, “for the greatest challenge and the unknown.” But is sinology also a decision for China? No, says Perkuhn. “Sinology is a decision for the Chinese cultural region.”

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