Chinese Studies

Katharina Viklenko, B.A. 魏如蘭

Research Assistant and M.A. student, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen

Academic Career

  • Since 2018 Research Assistant at the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2017 B.A. Sinology/Chinese Studies and Korean Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2016 Semester abroad at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea
  • 2013-2014 Semesters abroad at Peking University

Research Focus
In her Bachelor thesis, Katharina Viklenko conducted a case study of the 2012 Anti-Japanese Protests in China, implementing a Marxist theoretical approach to analyze whether and how nationalist protests can function as social movements. As part of her upcoming Master thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel, she will examine the implications of the Russian Orthodox Mission to Qing China, using Chinese and Russian original sources. Since the summer semester of 2018, Katharina Viklenko is also involved in the research project "Translating Western Science, Technology and Medicine to Late Ming China: Convergences and Divergences in the Light of the Kunyu gezhi 坤輿格致 (Investigations of the Earth’s Interior; 1640) and the Taixi shuifa 泰西水法 (Hydromethods of the Great West; 1612)," which is directed by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel and will be supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2018 to 2021.