Postdoctoral Research FellowDr. Fabienne Wallenwein

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Dr. Fabienne Wallenwein
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 400.00.15
69115 Heidelberg

+49 (0) 6221 54 4316

Dr. Fabienne Wallenwein

Curriculum vitae

2020–  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Principal Investigator Research Tandem “Cultural Landscape as a Resource for Social Innovation”, Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
2019–2020  Assistant Professor, Institute for Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
2019  Doctorate in Chinese Studies, Institute for Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
2015–2016  Praedoctoral Research Fellow, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
2014  MA, Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
2013  BSc, Economics, Heidelberg University
2011  BA, East Asian Studies (specialisation in Sinology), Heidelberg University


  1. Panagiotopoulos, D., F. Wallenwein, G. Mildenberger and G.-C. Schimpf. 2023. “A Dialogue between the Humanities and Social Sciences: Cultural Landscapes and Their Transformative Potential for Social Innovation”, Heritage 6: 7674–7705.
  2. Wallenwein, F. 2023. “From Artist Enclave to Living Urban Heritage: Exploring the Unconventional Path of a 1920s Mixed-use Urban Block in Shanghai”, Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies 4: 45–73.
  3. Wallenwein, F. 2022. “Shifting Scales in the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces: Traditional Knowledge, Commodification and Community Participation”, in M.-T. Albert, R. Bernecker, C. Cave, A.-C. Prodan and M. Ripp, eds. 50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation, Heritage Studies Series. Cham: Springer, pp. 413–424.
  4. Wallenwein, F. 2020. Tackling Urban Monotony: Cultural Heritage Conservation in China’s Historically and Culturally Famous Cities. Heidelberg and Berlin: CrossAsia-eBooks (Heidelberg Asian Studies Publishing). DOI: 10.11588/xabooks.748
  5. Wallenwein, F. 2014. The Housing Model ‘xiaoqu’ 小区: The Expression of an Increasing Polarization of the Urban Population in Chinese Cities? MA-Thesis. Heidelberg University Document Repository. 



2023  Visiting Fellow, Academy of Cultural Heritage and Creativity, Jinan University, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China
2023  Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei
2017–2019  Cusanuswerk Doctoral Research Scholarship (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)


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