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Heidelberg Academy Award for Jennifer Altehenger

Apr 16, 2015

The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities honours Dr. Jennifer Altehenger with the Academy Award 2015. The Associate Member of the Cluster receives the prize, which comes with a pursue of 6,000 Euros, for her research on "Love, Law and Legality: Marriage Law Campaigning in the Early People's Republic of China".

Dr. Jennifer E. Altehenger is Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese History at King’s College London. She obtained her BA in Oriental Sutdies from the University of Cambridge and her doctorate from the Institute of Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University. She was a member of the project B12 "Rethinking Trends" and is now a research associate at the Cluster. After leaving Heidelberg, she was a departmental lecturer in Modern Chinese History at the University of Oxford and Merton College, and an An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. Jennifer's research focuses on the history of the People's Republic of China and she is particularly interested in the history of mass legal education and law propaganda, international legal exchanges during the Cold War Era, reference works and the politics of language, and socialist (raw) material culture.

The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a society of eminent scientists with international reputation. The Academy can look back on over 100 years of history. So far, it counts 27 Nobel Prize winners, four Balzan Prize winners, 41 recipients of the Pour le Mérite, 30 Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Prize winners and 16 winners of the Landesforschungspreises Baden-Württemberg among its members. The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences is a member of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.

Further information about the Heidelberg Academy Award.

Please note: Jennifer Altehenger will give a public lecture on her research topic on May 29, 2015, at 3 pm at the Academy.


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