Biographical Data

Studied Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies and Political science in Erlangen, Bochum, and Beijing

1990-1992 DAAD scholarship at the Renmin University Beijing

1993-1996 student assistant, then research assistant at the Institute for Chinese Language and Literature, Bochum University, co-editor of the book series “edition cathay”

1994 M.A. thesis, Bochum University

Oct. 1995 Lao She award of the Deutsch-Chinesisches Forum Ludwigshafen

(for the M.A. thesis)

1996 doctoral degree, Bochum University

Lecturer at Hamburg University

1996-2009 chair of the China Study Desk, Hamburg

“Andere Zeiten” journalist award 2005

regularly acting as interpreter (e.g. for the EKD Council and the WCC General Secretary)

2005/06 visiting professor at the Institute for Sinology, Freiburg i.Br. University

2008 post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) in Sinology at the University of Erlangen

2009-2015 visiting professor and Deputy Chair at the Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Erlangen

since 2010 again editor of the scientific book series “edition cathay”, together with the sinologist Isabel Hess-Friemann

2013-2015 spokesperson of the Pacific Asia section of the Center for Regional and Area Studies, University of Erlangen

2013-2015 board member of the FAU Language Centre

since 2013 member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of Erlangen

2014-2017 Honorary Professor at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Open University of Hong Kong

2015-2016 visiting fellow at the IKGF, University of Erlangen

since 2015 member of the “LaboraTorio sulla Traduzione delle Lingue Orientali”, research group on translation, Universita Ca’Foscari, Venice

since 2016 associate professor at the Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Erlangen

since 2016 member of the BDÜ, the professional association of interpreters and translators in Germany

since 2017 Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, Stockholm University

since Feb. 2018 Deputy Head of the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University