Franziska Schultz, Ph.D

Dr. Franziska Schultz is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Dr. Schultz’s research and teaching focuses on International Relations in Asia, specifically between Japan and its neighbors, and the interaction of political and economic exchange. Before joining BGSU, Dr. Schultz has served as Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Tuebingen (2014-2016), Adjunct Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus (2019-2021), and Lecturer at Rikkyô University, Japan (2019-2021).


Fields of Study

  • Asian International Relations
  • Historical conflict in Asia
  • Political conflict and trade
  • Trade disputes


  • Ph.D. in Japanese Studies with focus on International Relations, University of Tuebingen (2017)
  • M.A. in Japanese Studies (minors: Chinese Studies, English Literature), University of Tuebingen (2011)

Selected Publications

“Mutually Assured Assertiveness? The Abe Government’s Response to China’s Global Rise”, in Globalization and Civil Society in East Asia, Politics in Asia series – Routledge, Vol. 10, 2023.

“Economic Risks from Trade Disputes and Approaches for Solutions: Examples from the Japan-China Trade Dispute (2010), the Japan-US Dispute, and the 2019 Japan-Korea Trade Dispute”, in Rikkyô Hôgaku (St. Paul's Review of Law and Politics), Volume 106, 2022.

“Economic Effects of Political Shocks to Sino-Japanese Relations (2005-2014)”, in East Asia in the 21st Century, Wiesbaden: Springer Nature, 2017.

“Abe’s China Policy between Political Estrangement and Growing Economic Interdependence”, in Monographs by the German Institute for Japanese Studies, 2017.

“The Territorial Dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu-Islands – Causes and Historical Justifications of the Claims by Japan and China,” in Crossroads – Studies in the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World, Vol. 7, 2013.


  • Special Research Affiliate at the Centre for Asian Area Studies (Rikkyô University)
  • Member of the Japan Association for Asian Studies (JAAS)

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