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Lisa Lindkvist Zhang


Lisa Lindkvist Zhang


  • PhD Candidate (GPTS 8)


Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 017
69115 Heidelberg


Über Lisa Lindkvist Zhang

Lisa Lindkvist Zhang is a PhD Candidate in Chinese Studies under Prof. Joachim Kurtz's supervision. Her PhD dissertation which is tentatively titled "Chinese Philosophy as Translingual Practice", seeks to analyse the negotiations of Chinese Philosophy as a discipline in China during the early 20th century. Lisa's research interests revolve around transregional interactions with focus on translation practices, the writing of intellectual histories, and the articulation of '[O]therness' in late Qing dynasty and Republican China.

On the side she also enjoys dabbling in modern China-India relations in the Eastern Himalayas.



MA in Chinese Studies, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.

Thesis Title: Himalayan Interfaces: Three Snapshots of Kalimpong China-India Connections.

MA in Chinese Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai.

Thesis Title: Qian Mu’s Philosophy of History: A Reading of Outline of the National History.

BA in Philosophy, University College London, London.

Thesis Title: Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy of History: Redemption, Utopia and Spectres.

Academic Publications

Co-written with Prem Poddar, "Kalimpong: The China Connection", in Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a 'Contact Zone’, ed. Markus Viehbeck. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing (Acccepted, forthcoming).


Conference Presentation. “People’s Daily in the 1950s: Prefiguring the 1962 Sino-Indian War”, Co-presented with Prem Poddar, China's Propaganda System: Legacies and Enduring Themes, University of Kent, June 30 – July 1, 2016.

Conference Presentation. "Kalimpong Calling India/China: Redefining Socio-Political Space", Co-presented with Prem Poddar, 8th International Asian Dynamics Conference, ADI, University of Copenhagen. June 20-22, 2016.

Conference Presentation. "Chinese Philosophy as Translingual Practice", Inaugural Biennial Conference of European Association for Chinese Philosophy, EACP, Vilnius University. June 9-11, 2016.

Invited lecture "China in Kalimpong: 1954-63", Co-presented with Prem Poddar, Kalimpong College, North Bengal University. December 22, 2015.

Postgraduate Workshops/Courses

Postgraduate Course "Chinese for Academic Purposes", British Inter-University China Centre, University of Manchester. April 4-8, 2016. (travel grant recipient).

Postgraduate Workshop "Doing Fieldwork in China", Nordic Association of China Studies, Uppsala University. June 11-12, 2015. (travel grant recipient).


English: Native proficiency | Swedish: Native proficiency | Chinese: Full professional proficiency | Danish: Full professional proficiency | French: Elementary proficiency.


Doctoral Fellowship from Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, University of Heidelberg, 2016.

S.C. Van Foundation Grant for Postgraduate Research, 2016.

Fredrika Bremer Foundation Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, 2015.

Chinese Government Full Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, 2013.

Selected Work Experience

Freelance Writer, Translator and Graphic Designer (clients include: Microsoft, SEGA Europe, etc.) 2009 - present.

Student Assistant, ThinkChina, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2015-2016.

Teaching Assistant, School of Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai 2014-2015

Lice Assasin, The Hairforce, London, 2011.