It is with sadness that the EACS has to inform her members that Brunhild Staiger died on 12 March 2017 in Hamburg. As a specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese history and culture, Brunhild Staiger worked at the universities of Tübingen and Hamburg. She was one of the founders of the EACS. She served on the EACS board from 1975 to 1982, was treasurer of the association from 1992 to 1998, and was president of the association from 2004 to 2010. Brunhild Staiger was also active in the ‘Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde’ and the ‘Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien’.