Print this Page. Send this Page.

Xinzi Rao, M.A.

Graduate Student

Xinzi Rao, M.A.


  • GPTS-7
  • Lecturer at the Department for the Study of Religion

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 021
69115 Heidelberg



Curriculum vitae

B.A. in anthropology and sociology (Heidelberg University, 2013)

M.A. in transcultural studies (Heidelberg University, 2015)

Student assistant for Junior Research Group "Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism" (B21)

Tutor for Introduction to Transcultural Studies (MATS)

Selected publications

Published Articles

Rao, Xinzi. 2017. “Revisiting Chinese-Ness: A Transcultural Exploration of Chinese Christians in Germany.” Studies in World Christianity 23 (2): 122–40. doi:10.3366/swc.2017.0180.

Conference Papers

July 3-5, 2018: The Inaugural Conference of the East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2018, paper presentation: The Religious and Ethnical Aspect of Modern Technology: Global East in the Era of Digital Religion, Singapore.

June 17-21, 2018: 16th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions, paper presentation: Post-global celebration: Chinese Christians in Germany, From Paper Bible to Bible Apps – Materiality and Technology in the Era of Digital Religion, Bern, Switzerland. 

March 21-22, 2018: Workshop "Methodische Herausforderungen bei der Erforschung digitater Religion", paper presentation: The Religious and Ethnical Aspect of Modem Technology - Media Practices of Chinese Christians in Germany, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 19-22, 2016: Annual Meetings 2016 of American Academy of Religion, paper presentation: A Transcultural Exploration of Chinese Christians in Germany: Problematizing Terminology, San Antonio, USA.

August 19-21, 2016: 78th Annual Meeting of Association for the Sociology of Religion, paper presentation: Chinese Christians' Celebration of Christmas and Spring Festival in Germany, Seattle, USA.

April 1-2, 2016: Symposium: Religion in Urban Contexts, paper presentation: Imaging the City: Chinese Christians in Heidelberg, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

February 21-22, 2016: Harvard East Asia Society Annual Conference, paper presentation: [Re]imagining Chinese Christians in Germany: A Transcultural Exploration of “Chinese-ness”, Harvard University, USA.

Workshop Participation

August 8-21, 2016: Writing Workshop for the Social Scientific Study of Religion in China of Mapping Chinese Spiritual Capital Initiative, Seattle, USA.