Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1985
    Abitur (GCE A-level): Gymnasium Fridericianum Erlangen (classical)

  • 1985 – 1988
    Undergraduate Studies, Erlangen University (Sinology, Japanese Studies, Political Sciences)

  • 1988 – 1990
    Fudan University, Shanghai (Political Sciences)

  • 1995
    Magister Artium, Heidelberg University, (Sinology, Political Sciences)

  • 1995 – 1996
    Graduate Programme People’s University, Peking Research at Hong Kong University, Tokyo University and Fudan University

  • 1998
    Ph. D. Heidelberg University, (Sinology, Political Sciences)

Employment History

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research Fellow, Heidelberg University

  • 1999 – 2000
    Research Fellow, Göttingen University

  • 2000 – 2001
    Teaching Fellow, Göttingen and Heidelberg University

  • 2001 – 2002
    Research Fellow (Wiss. Mitarbeiter), Göttingen University

  • 2002 – 2006
    Junior Professor for Sinology, Frankfurt University

  • since 2006
    Chair of Chinese Studies, University of Edinburgh

Academic responsibilities

  • 2006
    Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland

  • 2008 – 2012
    Head of Asian Studies, Research Officer

  • 2008 – 2015
    Dean International China

  • since 2013
    Director of the Joint Centre for the Study of China with Peking University

  • since 2015
    Assistant Principal China

  • since 2015
    Asian Studies Research Officer

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2014-)

  • REF Area Studies Sub panel member (2011-14)

  • British Academy East Asia Panel Member (2012-)

  • Board member of the China Universities Committee London (UCCL) (2006-2009)

  • Board member of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) (2009 – 2012)

  • Editorial Board Zhongguo xueshu (2004 – 2010)

  • Editorial Board of The China Quarterly (2010 -)

  • Editorial Board Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) (2011 -)

  • Editorial Board International Communication of Chinese Culture (2014 – )

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