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Jeannine Bischoff, M.A.

University of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies

Adenauerallee 18-22, 53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228 73 62444



2005–2008    B.A. Asian Studies, University of Bonn
2007–2008    Study Abroad, Tibet University, Lhasa, China
2008–2011    M.A. History and Culture of the Region China, Mongolia, Tibet, University of Bonn
since 2011     Doctoral Student in Tibetology, University of Bonn

Academic Positions

since 2018     Coordinator Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies 
2015–2017    Research Associate, University of Bonn
2015              Coordinator of the Bonn International Graduate School – Oriental and Asian Studies
2012–2015    Research Associate, University of Bonn

Participation in Centers, Scientific Associations, Collaborative Projects: 

Member of the International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (since 2012), Member of the European Labour History Network (since 2016), Member of the DFG/ANR project “Social Status in the Tibetan World” (since 2016), Member of the ERC Project “The Tibetan Army of the Dalai Lamas, 1642-1959” (since 2016), Member of the German Tibetan Cultural Society.


Jeannine Bischoff currently focusses her research on Tibetan administrative documents concerning the rural communities that were attached Kundeling monastery, in Central Tibet, before 1959. The peasants living on these estates had a serf-like legal status binding them to Kundeling monastery.
3 edited volumes, 5 scientific papers, 25 national and international lectures and presentations.

Selected Publications:

  1. Right there but still unnoticed. Information on dGa’ ldan pho brang mi ser from Archival Material published in German(y). In Ramble, Ch., P. Schwieger and A. Travers (eds.). Tibetans who escaped the Historian’s Net. Studies in the Social History of Tibetan Societies. Kathmandu 2013, 9–26.
  2. ‘Completely, Voluntarily and Unalterably?’ – Values and Social Regulation among Central Tibetan mi ser during the dGa’ ldan pho brang – period. In J.Bischoff and S. Mullard (eds.). Social Regulation: Case Studies from Tibetan History. Leiden 2016, 151–180.
  3. With S. Mullard (eds.): Social Regulation: Case Studies from Tibetan History. Leiden 2016.
  4. Bischoff, J. et. al (eds.) 2016. Ancient Currents, New Traditions: Papers Presented at the Fourth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists. Paris: RET 37.
  5. Sklaverei auf dem Dach der Welt? Zur Anwendbarkeit des Begriffes auf tibetische Bauern und Viehzüchter. In Stephan Conermann (ed.): Sklaverei in der Vormoderne. Beispiele aus außereuropäischen Gesellschaften. Dhau. Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte. Saarbrücken 2017. 
  6. With A. Travers. Commerce and Communities – Social Status and Political Status and the Exchange of Goods in Tibetan Societies (Mid 17th to mid 20th centuries). Berlin 2018.


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