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Prof. Dr. Andrea Riemenschnitter

Professorin, Sinologie
Universität Zürich
Dübendorf, Schweiz


Andrea M. Riemenschnitter is Chair Professor of Modern Chinese Language and Literature at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich. Her current research is focused on aesthetic, cultural and literary negotiations of Sinophone modernities with a special focus on issues and discourses tackled in the environmental humanities. A book manuscript on the role of traditional Chinese landscape (shanshui) aesthetics in cultural representations (covering literature, social media and visual arts) addressing the environmental crisis in China is in the making.
Recent publications include two special issues “Anthropocene Matters – Envisioning Sustainability in the Sinosphere,” International Communication of Chinese Culture (forthcoming) and “Hong Connections Across the Sinosphere,” Interventions (forthcoming). She is co-editor of “Entangled Landscapes – Early Modern China and Europe” (with Zhuang Yue, 2017).
The University of Zurich Free Online Course "Asian Environmental Humanities - Landscapes in Transition" was produced under her supervision in 2017/18: https://www.coursera.org/learn/asian-environmental-humanities
She is Honorary Fellow at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and has held various visiting research fellowships, among them FRIAS (University of Freiburg), IFK (Vienna), Fudan University (Shanghai), ARI (National University of Singapore), Beijing Normal University, the University of California Berkeley, and Tsinghua University in Beijing.