Dr. Ulrike Solmecke

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Dr. Ulrike Solmecke passed away last week after a brief but severe illness.

In Dr. Solmecke we have lost not only a nationally and internationally esteemed and renowned academic but also a dedicated and admired colleague.

Our thoughts are with her family

Ulrike’s death leaves us with great sorrow. We are missing a wonderful person

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, Leiter, Sektion Internationale Politische Ökonomie Ostasiens
Prof. Dr. Jörn-Carsten Gottwald, Leiter, Sektion Politik Ostasiens

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ulrike Solmecke
Research Associate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty for East Asian Studies (since 07/2015)

Research Interests

    Global transformation to sustainability
    The European Union and China between green growth and degrowth
    Asia's role in the international discourse on sustainability
    Sustainable development as an issue of security policy

Further Academic Affiliations

    Lecturer at the faculty for international relations and comparative political science, Bergische Universität Wuppertal (in cooperation with the TRANSZENT research centre)
    Lecturer at the chair for East Asian politics, faculty for East Asian Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
    Export and coordination manager for Asia in various enterprises located in Germany and Hong Kong
    Chinese language teacher for senior level of German high school
    Chinese language translator and interpreter, authorized by the Hamm regional court

Academic Career

    Doctorate at the facutly for East Asian Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
    University degree as Magistra Artium
    Chinese Studies (Language and Literature of China), East Asian economy and political science at Ruhr-University Bochum, at Fu-Jen University Taipei and at the School of Oriental and African Studies London

Latest Publications and Presentations

    "China's Role in Global Transition Processes to Sustainability - A Role Theoretical Approach", in: ASIEN 143 (April 2017): pp. 5-24, Hamburg: German Association for Asian Studies.
    "China zwischen Wirtschaftswachstum und Umweltschutz", presentation on 26.06.2017, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
    Bersick, Sebastian; Solmecke, Ulrike: "From Hangzhou to Hamburg: old partners and new thinking", Conference on: The G20 and Global Economic Governance, 13.05.2017, Shanghai: School of International Relations & Public Affairs Fudan University.
    „Multinational Enterprises and the 'One Belt, One Road' Initiative: Sustainable Development and Innovation in a Post-Crisis Global Environment“, Copenhagen: The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies 34 (2), 2016, pp. 9-27, available online here.
    „Postwachstumsgesellschaft als Voraussetzung zur Lösung globaler Probleme“. presentation on 18.05.2015. Sozialwissenschaftliches Kolloquium „Globale Herausforderungen“, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
    „Tourismus zwischen grüner Wirtschaft und Postwachstumsökonomie: Die Reiseindustrie als Instrument einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung in China“. Vortrag am 09.04.2014, GATE/Stiftung Asienhaus Köln.
    „Enttäuschte Erwartungen: ‚ökotourismus‘ im chinesischen Naturschutzgebiet Nankunshan“. Tourismwatch, 76, September 2014.
    „Nachhaltigkeit im interkulturellen Kontext – Theoretische überlegungen und praktische Implikationen am Beispiel des Tourismus in der VR China“, Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag, 2014 (459 Seiten).
    „Grünes Wachstum in China: Der Tourismus als einfacher Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit?“ Köln: Asienhaus-Hintergrundinformationen, 2/2013, S. 1-9.