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JunProf. Dr. Lena Henningsen

Mailing Address:         Mitarbeiteerfoto Lena Henningsen 2014    

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg   
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
79098 Freiburg, Germany

Phone: 0049 761 203-67753
Fax:     0049 761 203-67766

E-Mail: lena.henningsen[at]sinologie.uni-freiburg.de




Current Research Project

Worlds of Reading in China’s long 1970s: Reading and Writing during the Cultural Revolution


University Education:


2004-2008
PhD programme in Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg

2000-2004
MA programme in Chinese Studies, Musicology and Political Sciences, University of Heidelberg

2000-2001
Exchange programme at Nanjing Normal University, PRC

1997-2000
MA programme in Chinese Studies, Musicology and Political Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professional Experience:

2012-
Junior Professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Freiburg

2008-2009
Project Coordinator of the Research Group  “Rethinking Trends"
 
2008/2009
Winter term: Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Project  "Creative Dissonances: Music in a Global Context"
 
2004-2012
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg
 
2003-2004
Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg
 
2001-2004
Library Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg (Serials and Microform Department)

Fellowships & Awards:

2014
Admission into the Fast Track Program of the Robert Bosch Stiftung

2013
Admission into the Young Academy (Junge Akademie)

2011-2012
Brigitte Schlieben-Lange Scholarship
 
2009
Grant of the Cluster of Excellency “Asia and Europe” for the project “Rethinking Trends" (in cooperation with colleagues from the Popular Culture Research Group).
 
2008
Funding by the Cluster of Excellency "Asia and Europe" for organisation of the conference "Rethinking Trends" (Nov. 2008)
 
2008
Young Scholar Award of the European Association of Chinese Studies
 
2008
Funding by the Robert Bosch Stiftung for the project  cooperation with schools
 
2007
Winner of "Geist Begeistert" (National university competition for the humanities, funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research) with the project cooperation with schools
 
2003
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) for fieldwork in Shanghai, Wuxi, Nanjing and Beijing, PRC
 
2000-2001
DAAD-Scholarship (German Exchange Foundation) for language training at Nanjing Normal University, PRC
 
2000-2004
Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)

Research Interests:

Modern Chinese literature and culture

Contemporary Chinese popular literature

Contemporary Chinese society

Creativity, Imitation and Plagiarism in China

Intellectual Property

Harry Potter fakes in China

Chinese Popular Culture, member of The Popular Culture Group

Chinese music

Republican China

Other Activities:

2013
Member of the Young Academy (Junge Akademie an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften)

2012
Member of the organization committee of the German-Israeli Frontiers of the Humanities Symposium, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Since 2008
Member of the Research Group Rethinking Trends
   
Since 2008
Member of the board of DVCS (Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien e.V.)
   
2006-2008
Member of the board of SHAN e.V., head of the team cooperation with schools
   
Since 2005
Member of The Popular Culture Group

Academic Publications:

Books:

Leben andernorts - Geschichten aus dem chinesischen Alltag, Bochum: Projektverlag, 2009 (edited volume).
 
Chinesische Menschenbilder. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 5), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2009 (edited volume, edited with Heiner Roetz).
 
Copyright Matters, Imitation, Creativity and Authenticity in Contemporary Chinese Literature, Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2010.
Reviewed in: Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 26.4.2010: Tilman Spengler  "Der schlitzäugige Genius unterwegs zum Patentamt. Lena Henningsen zeigt, wie einfallsreich in China mit dem Urheberrecht umgegangen wird"
Reviewed in: MCLC, September 2010: Krista Van Vleit Hang
Reviewed in: Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, July 2011 (Issue 14): Ruth Y.Y. Hung.  Zum Artikel
Reviewed in: Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht, 2011, no. 2, p.165-167: Adolf Dietz.

Tradition? Variation? Plagiat? Motive and ihre Adaption in China, (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 6), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, (edited volume, edited with Martin Hofmann, forthcoming 2012).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

"Harry Potter with Chinese Characteristics, Plagiarism between Orientalism and Occidentalism", in: 
China Information, Vol.20, no.2 (2006), 275-311.
 
"Plagiatkultur zwischen Orientalismus und Okzidentalismus: Harry Potter mit Chinesischen Charakteristika", in: Richter, Antje; Helmolt Vittinghoff [eds] 2007: China und die Wahrnehmung der Welt. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 3). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2007, 331-349.
 
"Ma, Yo-Yo", in: Pong, David, Julia F. Andrews, Jean-Philippe Béjà, Flemming Christiansen, David Faure, Antonia Finnane [ed.] 2009: Encyclopedia of Modern China, Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol.2, 539-540.
 
“Reich der Fälscher – oder Land der Kreativen? Der chinesische Buchmarkt und (globale) Phänomene der Kreativität“, in: Orientierungen 1/2009, 34-58.
 
"Totgesagte Leben Länger. Der Autor in der gegenwärtigen populären chinesischen Literatur", in: Henningsen, Lena, Heiner Roetz [eds] 2009: Chinesische Menschenbilder. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 5), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 147-162.
 
"Musikalisches Leben in China", in: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung [ed.] 2009: Dossier China.
 
"Nationale chinesische Musik und die Erfindung des „Komponisten“: Der Fall Liu Tianhua 刘天华", in: Soffel, Christian, Daniel Leese, Marc Nürnberger [eds.]: Sprache und Wirklichkeit in China (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 7), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011, 149-161.
 
“Coffee, Fast Food and the Desire for Romantic Love in Contemporary China: Branding and Marketing Trends in Popular Contemporary Chinese-Language Literature”, in Transcultural Studies, 2011/2, 232-270.
 
“Individualism for the Masses? Coffee Consumption and the Chinese Middle Class’ Search for Authenticity”, in: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Vol.13, no. 3 (2012), 408-427.
 
“Zwischen Imitation und Imagination: Chinesische Spielarten der ‚Starbucks Experience‘“, in: Henningsen, Lena, Martin Hofmann, [ed.]: Tradition? Variation? Plagiat? Motive und ihre Adaption in China, (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 6), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012, 197-211.

(with Martin Hofmann): “Vorwort“, in: Henningsen, Lena, Martin Hofmann, [ed.]: Tradition? Variation? Plagiat? Motive und ihre Adaption in China, (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 6), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012, 9-12.

“Tastes of Revolution, Change and Love: Codes of Consumption in Fiction from New China”, in: Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, Vol.8, no.4 (2014), 575-597.

“Street Music’s Long March into the Concert Hall: On the Canonization of Improvised Music in Twentieth Century China and Resonances of ‘Traditional’ Musical Practices”, in: Redepenning, Dorothea, Barbara Mittler [ed.]: Creative Dissonances: Music in a Global Context (forthcoming, 2015).

“Von Spionen, Revolutionären und Kämpfern für die Gerechtigkeit in illegaler Unterhaltungsliteratur aus der Zeit der Kulturrevolution“ (forthcoming, 2016).
 

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