I develop and teach different course formats (lecture courses, survey courses, advanced seminars etc.) from under- to postgraduate level. Many of my courses focus on topics related to the material culture of early China. However, I have also taught on archaeological theories and methods, heritage management and law as well as contemporary visual culture and music. A few seminars adopt a wider perspective, also covering Japan, Korea etc.
Regardless of the specific topic, my teaching always has the aim to (i) foster a sound knowledge of the subject matter, (ii) provide students with important techniques that allow them to carry out their own research and to communicate the results in an adequate way and (iii) aid the course participants in developing the basic skills needed to think critically and holistically.
In order to further strengthen my teaching competencies, I have successfully completed two certificates covering aspects such as, e.g., didactics and (alternative) methods of teaching and learning. I have ample experience of teaching in intercultural and interdisciplinary settings and am capable of teaching in German, English and Chinese.
Currently, my teaching portfolio comprises the following syllabi:
- The Mongol Empire: Emergence, History and Material Culture
- Introduction to Chinese Art and Archaeology
- Cultural Exchange along the Silk Roads
- Splendid Afterlives – Elite Graves of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE-9 CE)
- Heritage Protection, Preservation and Law in the People's Republic of China
- Xiongnu, Göktürks and Mongols – Steppe empires in a comparative perspective
- Merchants, Monks, Explorers – History and Archaeology of the Silk Roads
- Between Globalization and Cultural Identity? Processes of Cultural Appropriation in China during the 20th-21st Centuries
- Culture (s) of / in Modern East Asia
- After the Ecological Turn: A new Look at Human-Environment relations in Early China
- Genres and Techniques in East Asian Art
- Form and Style in East Asian Art
- Iconography in East Asian Art
- Exchange of Style
- Syncretism, Receptivity and the Middle Ground
- Small Worlds, Networks, Agency
- Contact Zones
- Object Biographies and General Exchange Theory