Albert Allgaier is a Ph.D. candidate in Japanese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna. He holds a B.A. (2010) and an M.A. (2014) in Japanese Studies from the University of Vienna. His current research focuses on Japanese contemporary art in a postcolonial context. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Aumayr holds a B.A. in Transcultural Communication with the working languages of German, English and Mandarin Chinese (2012) and an M.A. in East Asian Economy and Society (2014), both from the University of Vienna. In the course of her studies she spent half a year in China at, amongst others, the Beijing Language and Culture University. Currently she works in the sales and marketing department of an international company in Vienna. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Rainer Doppler holds an M.A. (2013) in East Asian Economy and Society from the University of Vienna, and an M.A. (2001) in Business Administration and a Ph.D. (2011) in Social and Economic Sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. His research interests focus on the role of technology and business clusters in the economic development process of nations and economic areas. Moreover, he analyses the importance of information and communication technologies as well as new media as determining factors in sustainable education. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine M. Havlicek is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, where she has already obtained a B.A. (2008) and an M.A (2012) in Chinese Studies. She also pursued intensive Chinese language training in China (Běidàihé and Qīngdǎo) and at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her current research focuses on the relationship between China and its Central Eurasian neighbours in prehistoric and early historic times and the impact of early Silk Road transactions and migrations on Chinese history. She can be reached at email@example.com
Isabel Heger is a Ph.D. candidate and Research Associate at the Department of Chinese Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She holds a B.A. (2011) and an M.A. (2013) from the University of Vienna, where she studied Sinology and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. From 2010 to 2011, she spent a year abroad at the East China Normal University, studying Higher Education. In 2012, she returned to ECNU in order to conduct research for her thesis. Her current research focuses on the role of nonmaterial beliefs for meaning making in the life narratives of people in contemporary China. Isabel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Renner is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Vienna. She received a B.A. in Communication Studies (2011) and Chinese Studies (2011) and is the first graduate of the M.A. programme ‘Chinese Studies – Teaching Competence’ (2013). Her research focuses on Chinese as a foreign language, non-formal learning, and conversation analysis in the field of second language acquisition. In addition to her academic studies she is also pursuing a degree in ‘Classical Guitar Performance’ at the Vienna Conservatory. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Arthur Müller is a research student at the Department of Wildlife and Environment Conservation at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. He holds a B.A. (2011) in Sociology and an M.A. (2013) in East Asian Economy and Society, both from the University of Vienna. His current research focuses on theories of public goods as well as sustainability and biodiversity discourses related to terrestrial hunting systems and wildlife management in East Asia and Europe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mei Yang received her Ph.D. (English) from the University of Aberdeen. She is affiliated to Jilin University and is a post-doctoral fellow at the Northeast Normal University. She also works as a postgraduate researcher at the University of Aberdeen and an external researcher at the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research, Loughborough University. Her current research focuses on discourse studies of religious ethics in East Asia. She can be reached at email@example.com.