Diana Schnelle, M.A. / B.Sc.

Diana Schnelle

Ruhr-University Bochum
International Political Economy of East Asia
AKAFÖ 2/26
44780 Bochum
Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-21853

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Curriculum Vitae

Diana Schnelle, M.A. / B.Sc.
Research Associate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Faculty of East Asian Studies (since 07/2015)

Research Interests

  • Japan´s role in the International Political Economy of East Asia and the importance of the USA
  • Japan-Russia Relations
  • Japan-EU Relations
  • Japan´s territorial conflicts

Further Academic Functions

  • Research Assistant at the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies Universität Bonn, Student and Guest Researcher Exchange with Japan (10.2014-11.2016)
  • Student Assistant for the Project “Audit - Internationalization of Universities“ of the German Rectors' Conference (04.2010-08.2012 and 10.2013-06.2015)

Academic Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Universität Bonn (09.2015)
  • Master of Arts in Regional Studies Japan, Major in Economics and Society, Universität Bonn (08.2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, core languages Japanese and Chinese, Universität Bonn (07.2010)
  • Exchange Student at the University of Kagoshima, Japan (2012-2013)


  • Schnelle, Diana / Szczepanska, Kamila (2016), "Japan’s National Role Conception and its Perceptions of China in the Region and World: The View of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō’s Administration“, ASIEN 141 (4), pp. 32-51.

Conference Contributions

  • "Russia's pivot to Asia: Implications for Japan", Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Conference 2016, Cambridge (MA), 20.-21.02.2016
  • "Japan's Perceptions of China's Role in the Region and the World: A View of PM Abe Shinzo's Administration(s)" - Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS) Conference 2016, Trondheim, 28.-29.04.2016 (joint working paper with Kamila Szczepanska, PhD)
  • Awards

    • Fellowship of the Studienwerk für Deutsch-Japanischen Kulturaustausch in NRW e.V. (2009)