Curriculum Vitae

Current position:

  • Full Professor of Sinology, Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg
  • Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies (2014-2015)
  • Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (2006-2012)

University level education and degrees:

  • 2002 Habilitation in Sinology at the University of Freiburg and appointment to the status of "Privatdozentin" (habilitation scholarship by the Dr. Meyer-Struckmann-Foundation; mothering women's scholarship by the University of Freiburg)
  • 1994-1995 Additional studies of Russian and classical Greek at the University of Freiburg
  • 1992-1993 Additional studies of classical Tibetan and Sanskrit at the department of Tibetology and Indology at the University of Bonn
  • July 1992 PhD (Dr. phil.) at the LMU University of Munich (summa cum laude) (PhD scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 1989-1992)
  • 1989-1990 Additional studies of Sanskrit at the department of Indogerman Studies, LMU University of Munich
  • 1988-1992 PhD program at the LMU University of Munich
  • 1988 Magister Artium at the LMU University of Munich ("mit Auszeichnung") (scholarship by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes 1984-1988)
  • 1985-1988 Sinology / Japanology / Ethnology at the LMU University of Munich
  • 1984-1985 Chinese language (modern and classical) at Fu-Jen-University Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1982-1984 Sinology / Japanology / Ethnology at the University of Freiburg

Teaching experience:

  • 2004- Full Professor of Sinology at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2003-2004 Teaching as "Privatdozentin" of Sinology at the University of Freiburg
  • 2003 Deputy chair of "Modern Sinology" at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1996-1999 Lecturer at the Department of International Business Administration of Furtwangen University, Germany, specialization on East Asia, on "Chinese History and Culture", "Non-European Cultures" and (since spring 1998) on "Japan: Culture, Society, Economy"
  • 1994-1995 Lecturer in Sinology at the University of Freiburg

Research stays and guest professorships:

  • 2011 Guest professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai
  • 2010 Guest professor, Beijing Normal University, Peking
  • 2008 Research stays in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan
  • 2003 Research stays in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan
  • 1994 Research fellow at Qinghua University, Peking
  • 1994 Research stay in the context of the habilitation project in Taiwan
  • 1993-1994 Research fellow at Kyoto University and Tokyo University (Japanese state scholarship)
  • 1991 Research stays in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in the context of preparing the PhD thesis
  • 1990-1991 Research fellow at Kyoto University and Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan (DAAD scholarship)
  • 1989 Research stay in the US in the context of preparing the PhD thesis (special funding provided by the Studienstiftung)
  • 1986 Member of a delegation of German, British and Dutch professors and students of Sinology to China on invitation of the Chinese government

Further qualifications and activities:

  • 1992 Study tour to Russia with a group of students of the Studienstiftung, directed by Prof. Dr. Hans Maier, Munich
  • 1992 "Intensive Italian", Rome (funded by the Studienstiftung)
  • 1991 "Intensive Spanish", Salamanca, Spain (funded by the Studienstiftung)
  • 1990 Practical training at Siemens / Munich, working on descriptions of Chinese computer platforms
  • 1989-1990 Program "Students and the Labour Market" of the University of Munich (including basics of business administration, general electronic data processing, business electronic data processing etc.)
  • 1988 "Intensive Italian", Rome, Italy
  • 1987 "English culture and language", Southampton, UK, (funded by the Studienstiftung)
  • 1985-1990 Member of the honorary committee of the Adam-Schall-Society, section Munich, for assisting Chinese scholars and students in Germany

Language certificates:

  • Modern: Chinese, Japanese, English, French, Italian, some Spanish and Russian; Esperanto (no certificate)
  • Classical: Classical Chinese, basic classical Japanese, basic classical Tibetan, basic Sanksrit and Latin; some classical Greek (no certificate)

Personal status:

  • Married, two sons
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