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 & PhD Candidate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of East Asian Studies (since 07/2015)

Research Interests

  • Japan's regional integration in Northeast Asia
  • Japan's non-governmental actors in international relations
  • Regionalization and regionalism in East Asia
  • Energy security in Northeast Asia


  • Young Eurasian Forum (YEF) 2018 on transboundary energy relations: promoting cooperation and addressing conflict;
    with the kind support of RUB Research School
  • Energie als Brückenbauer - zwischen Gesellschaft und Politik, zwischen Asien und Europa;
    with the kind support of Think Lab "Energie - Gesellschaft - Wandel" by Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft und Innogy Stiftung

Academic Carreer

  • 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)


  • Master of Arts in Regional Studies Japan, University of Bonn (08/2014)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Bonn (09/2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, University of Bonn (07/2010)
  • Exchange Student at the University of Kagoshima, Japan (2012-2013)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Invited participant at the expert's conference "US-European and US-Asian relations under President Trump", hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Federal Academy for Security Policy, Munich (30.01.2017)
  • Fellowship of the Studienwerk for German-Japanese Cultural Exchange in North-Rhine Westphalia (2009)

Publications (Selection)

Journal Articles

  • 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

  • "The Asia Super Grid: New Impetus for Northeast Asian Regionalism?", Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) Conference 2018, Cambridge (MA), 09.-10.02.2018
  • "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)