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Andreas Steen

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

1987-1995: Student of Sinology and English Philology, Free University Berlin; in addition, participation in workshops and seminars at the Institute of Culture and Art Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin.

1990-1992: Exchange Student at Fudan-University, Shanghai; studying Chinese Language and "Modern Chinese Literature, 1911-1949".

1995: M.A-Thesis: "The Long March of Rock ‘n' Roll: Pop- and Rock Music in the People's Republic of China."

08.1997-03.1998: Guest researcher at the Conservatory of Music, Shanghai.

1998-2004: Ph. D. candidate and research assistant at the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University Berlin. Research and Archival Project: "From Colonialism to Equality: The German-Chinese Relations, 1911-1927".

2001-2004: Participation in the research project: "The Internationalization of China"; a cooperation between the Free University Berlin, Harvard University, Berkeley University and Beijing University.

01.2003: Ph. D.-Thesis: "Between Entertainment and Revolution: Gramophones, Records and the Beginning of China's Music Industry in Shanghai, 1878-1937".

2003-2007: Assistant Lecturer at the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Free University Berlin.

2005-2008: Research Project: "Germany and China, 1842-1911: Intercultural Modes of Interaction and International History", a cooperation of the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Berlin, the Prussian Archives, Berlin, Beijing University and Beijing No. 1 Historical Archives.

08.2007-2010: Assistant Professor for Modern Chinese History & Culture, Aarhus University.

08.2010-08.2020: Associate Professor for Modern Chinese History & Culture.  

01.09.2020: Professor in China Studies.

 

Research Activities at AU: 

2019-2022: “Sounds of War: The Memory of World War II in Taiwan, East Germany and Denmark, 1945-2015”. In cooperation with MSO-Prof. Wulf Kansteiner, Department of History, AU.

2015-2020: “China’s Early Sounds in Europe”. In cooperation with Prof. Ge Tao, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and the Phonogram-Archive, Berlin.

2014-2017: Participation in the project "Creative Dissonances: Music in a Global Context" within the excellence cluster "Asia and Europe", organized by the Institute of Sinology and the Seminar of Musicology at Heidelberg University.

2012-2017: Individual project "China Sound - Politics and Culture from the Gramophone to MP3", funded by Aarhus University.

Since 2009: Participation in the project "'Zero Hours': New Beginnings in the 20th and early 21st century. Global imaginations in Periods of Reconstruction after the First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War," organized by Assoc. Prof. Hagen Schulz-Forberg, Deptm. of International Studies, Aarhus University.

2006-2014: "Germany and China, 1842-1911: Intercultural Modes of Interaction and International History", a cooperation of the Seminar of East Asian Studies, Berlin, the Prussian Archives, Berlin, Beijing University and Beijing No. 1 Historical Archives.

 

Fields of Interest: 

Modern Chinese History, Shanghai History, Global History.

Chinese Popular Culture, Media.

Imperialism, (Trans)Cultural Studies, Sound/Noise, Memory Studies.