Professor of Chinese History and Society, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
- 2020- Professor of Chinese History and Society, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
- 2014-2020 Junior Professor of Chinese History and Society, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
- 2012-2013 Teaching Associate, School of Humanities and Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- 2012 PhD Chinese Studies, Leiden University
- 2005 BA History, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
Professor Huang's research interests concentrate on the interdisciplinary combination of landscape studies, environmental history, history of the body, cultural geography, historical anthropology, art history and material culture studies on China and the dynamics of globalization between the 16th and 20th centuries. She believes that tracing history is always about people – how people have remembered and told stories that capture their understanding and imagination of their inner and outer worlds that reflect each other simultaneously. While her research is focused on China-related topics, she has enjoyed a broad academic training and also pursues interdisciplinary studies in comparative research projects internationally.
She published her first book Reshaping the Frontier Landscape: Dongchuan in Eighteenth-century Southwest China (Brill 2018). In 2020, she finished her Habilitation thesis (second-book project): Hot Springs and Public Bathing: Transformations within Continuity. Toward a Social-Environmental History of Body and City in China. Her other representative refereed-journal articles can be found in Late Imperial China, Journal of Asian History, New History Journal and the Journal of History and Anthropology.