Dissertation Project

“East Asian Landscapes and Legitimation: Localizing Political and Religious Authority in China and Adjoining Empires”


  • TV-Interview “The Qin-Empire and the Terracotta Army”, in: Empire Games. Episode 4: Chinese Empire. By Picasso Film S.R.O./ KM Plus Media & Big Media. First Broadcasting: 1st June 2018

  • “Staat & Religion: Der lange Marsch der Konfuzianer“ [‚State & Religion: The Long March of the Confucians‘], in: SPEKTRUM der Wissenschaft SPEZIAL. Archäologie – Geschichte – Kultur. Archäologie und Geschichte Vietnams. No. 3, 2017. pp. 46-53

  • „Eine Dynamik des Austausches: Die Harmonisierung der Religionen Vietnams“ [‚A Dynamic of Exchange: The Harmonizing of Religions in Vietnam‘] pp. 281-314 und „Exkurs: Die Symbolik der Architektur von Thang Long“ [‚Excursus: The Symbolism of the Architecture of Thang Long‘] pp.231-242, in: Reinecke, Andreas (Ed.) Schätze der Archäologie Vietnams, 2016

    „In der Stadt des „Aufsteigenden Drachen“. Ausgrabungen an der Weltkulturerbestätte Thăng Long“ [‚In the City of the Rising Dragon. Excavations at World Heritage Site Thăng Long‘], in: Antike Welt No. 5, 2016. pp.30-36

  • Published Interview by Christoph Wagenseil. „Der Halbmond im Reich der Sonne: Muslimische Minderheiten und Religionsfreiheit in China und Vietnam.“ [‚The Crescent in the Empire of the Sun: Muslim Minorities and Religious Freedom in China and Vietnam‘] Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst REMID 13.10. 2015. Internet Blog

Personal Profile

Academic Career
2014 – 2018 Member of research staff at the Asian-Orient-Institute for Sinology and Korean Studies at the Eberhard   Karls University Tübingen, Assistant to Jun.-Prof. HUANG Fei

One-month fieldwork regarding water temples in Sichuan, China
2012 – 2014 Research Assistant in Cultural Management at the LWL-Museum of Archaeology Herne. Westfalian State Museum
2009 – 2012 Student Research Assistant for the discussion section of the courses “Introduction into Religious Studies” and “Basic Concepts of Religious Studies”, Chair of Religious Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum

2012 M.A. in Chinese Philosophy and History and Religious Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum
2011 Two months fieldwork in preparation for the master thesis in Luoyang, China
2010 B.A. in Sinology and Religious Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum

2017 „Vietnam: Der lange Marsch der Neo-Konfuzianer“ [‚Vietnam: The Long March of the Neo-Confucians‘], Mittagsforum. Faculty of East Asian Studies. Ruhr-University Bochum. 15. 11. 2017

„Bücher statt Charisma. Über Religion und Macht im alten Vietnam.“ [‚Books in Place of Charisma. About Religion and Power in Ancient Vietnam ‘] Vietnam Entdecken. SMAC State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz. 10. 04. 2017

„Methodik der Architekturanalyse“[‚Methodology of Architecture Analysis‘]. Methodenworkshop. Arbeitskreis Mittelbau und Nachwuchs (AKMN) der Deutschen Vereinigung für Religionswissenschaft (DVRW). 30.-31. 03. 2017
2016 „Religionen und die Staatsordnung im alten Vietnam“ [‚Religions and State System in Ancient Vietnam‘]. LWL-Museum of Archaeology Herne. Westfalian State Museum. 15. 12. 2016
2015 „How the Sociology of Spaces Can Help to Show Social Change in Chinese Temples“ 空間社會學如何有助於展示中國寺院的社會變革. More Bonds Than Boundaries: The Diverse Roles and Functions of East Asian Temples and Shrines. Shanghai, China. 3.-5. 08. 2015. Funded by the DAAD Kongress- und Vortragsreisenprogramm

“Buddhism and Violence” (Introduction to Buddhism), “The Methodology of the Sociology of Spaces and Chinese Temple Reconstruction” (Research Methodolgy) ERASMUS STAFF TEACHING ASSIGNMENT (STA). Ghent University, Belgium. 16.-19. 03. 2015
2013 “Multilocality in China and Vietnam: Decoration and Incorporation” Deutscher Orientalistentag 2013. Münster. 23.-27. 09. 2013

“The Invasion is Over! Self-Reassessment Through Historical Adjustment” Käthe Hamburger Kolleg Summer School 2013 (Scholarship). Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 03.-10. 07. 2013
2017 – 2020 Doctoral scholarship at the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr granted by Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)

Research Focus

  • Architecture, Spatial Meaning and Ideology
  • Water Culture in East Asia
  • Religious history of post-Song dynastic China
  • Religious history of premodern Vietnam