2015-2019 PhD candidate at research group “From Made in China to Created in China – A Comparative Study of Creative Practice and Production in Contemporary China” University of Amsterdam
As part of the research group “ChinaCreative” at the University of Amsterdam, I research contemporary practices of creativity and calligraphy in China. I probe five different fields of contemporary practice in China: calligraphy education, water calligraphy, digital calligraphy, modern art, and font design. I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in all of these fields for a total of eleven months in Beijing and Hangzhou in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Title of dissertation: Inquisitive Ink: Contemporary Practices of Calligraphy.
2008-2010 MA Chinese Studies University of Leiden
Master thesis: The Immortality Poetry of Guo Pu(Publication in Shilin: September 2011)
2007-2008 Complete Scholarship Chinese language Beijing Language and Culture University
Scholarship obtained from OCW/NUFFIC and The China Scholarship Council
2005-2008 BA Chinese Language and Culture Universiteit Leiden
Bachelor Thesis: The Chinese Blogosphere