Chinese Studies

Anna Strob, M.A. 萬婷

Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen

Academic Career

  • 2016- Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2016 MA Sinology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Tübingen
  • 2012-2013 Language Teacher, Department of Foreign Languages, Lanzhou University, China
  • 2012 BA Chinese Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Free University of Berlin

Research Focus
Trained in Chinese studies and German as a foreign language, one of Anna Strob’s subjects of research is the intricacy of foreign language acquisition in an intercultural environment. In her academic writing, she focuses on the introduction of scientific and technological knowledge to China in the early seventeeth century. In her MA thesis “Aristotle’s Four Elements versus the Chinese Five Phases,” she examines the introduction of Aristotelian natural philosophy to late Ming China, based on an annotated translation of Alfonso Vagnone’s (ca. 1566-1640) Kongji gezhi 空際格致 (Investigation into the Phenomena in the Atmosphere, ca. 1633). With her PhD project, she follows up on the topic by reviewing political and economic factors in general and linguistic and cultural aspects of knowledge transfer in particular during this time of early globalization.