Curriculum Vitae

Present position

  • Senior Professor, University of Heidelberg 2009-

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013- Center Associate. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
  • Co-Director, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows," University of Heidelberg, 2007-2012
  • Prof. of Chinese Studies, Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany, (retired)
  • Director, Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Heidelberg, 2005-2009.
  • 2003-2004: Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • 2001, June - Director, European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Chinaresource (
  • Sept 96-Sept. 98: President of the European Association of Chinese Studies
  • Aug 96-: Specially appointed Professor of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • 1995-: Member of the Berlin Science Academy
  • Dec. 1992: Leibniz Award of the German Research Foundation (highest German scholarly award, allowing for five years for research on self-selected topics)
  • Sept. 92 - Aug. 96: Secretary General of the EACS
  • 1990: Award of the Akademie-Stipendium of the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, to complete research on Wang Bi's philosophy. Visiting Professor, Harvard University
  • 1989: Research work in the PRC with Academy of Social Sciences Beijing; funding: German Research Foundation
  • 1987- Chair, University of Heidelberg, Chinese Studies
  • 1984-86: Research Linguist, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1984, Jan-Jun: Visiting Professor, John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University
  • 1982-83: Privatdozent Free University Berlin
  • 1981-82: Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
  • 1981: Habilitation with study "Philology, Philosophy and Politics in the Zhengshi Era", Free University Berlin
  • 1978-81: Lecturer, Chinese Studies, East Asian Seminar, Free University Berlin; free lance science journalist for broadcasting stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • 1972-77: Assistant Professor, Sinology, Free University Berlin
  • 1969-71: Harkness Fellow (Commonwealth Fund), Harvard University
  • 1969-70, UC Berkeley 1970-71
  • 1969: PhD, "Hui-yuan's Questions to Kumarajiva", University of Munich
  • 1962-69: Study of Chinese, Japanese, Political Science, Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Heidelberg, Paris and Munich
  • born in Wiesbaden as fourth child of Dr. O.H. Wagner and his wife Renate, born Frank

Marital status

Married to Catherine Vance Yeh, PhD. Two daughters.

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