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Daria Berg, DPhil (Oxon)

title Prof. Dr.
name Daria Berg, DPhil (Oxon)
institute School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS-HSG)
address SHSS-HSG, Büro 54-205, Girtannerstrasse 6, 9010 St. Gallen, Switzerland
publications papers (29)
School SHSS - School of Humanities and Social Sciences
university status professor
position Chair Professor for Chinese Culture and Society
main focuses Chinese Literature and Culture
Chinese Cultural History
Media and Internet in China
Chinese Pop Culture
fields of research Chinese Culture and Literature
Chinese Cultural History
further fields of... Media and Internet in China
Chinese Popular Culture
former positions 2007-2011: University of Nottingham, Associate Professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Research Director (2011), School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
2005-2006: University of Nottingham, University Lecturer of Contemporary Chinese Studies
1995-2005: University of Durham, Durham, University Lecturer of Chinese Studies
1995: Oxford University, Part-time Lecturer in Classcial Chinese
1994-1995: Oxford University, Randall-McIver Junior Research Fellor, Chinese Literature
1994-1998: Oxford University and Taiwan National University, Research fellow, Project on Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples
1994-1995: Oxford University, Tutor in Modern Chinese Literature
1992-1995: Oxford University, Tutor in Classical Chinese and Early Modern Vernacular Literature
awards 2010: University of Nottingham, Learning & Teaching Development Projects
2005-2011: University of Nottingham, Research Grants, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
2007-12: Chinese Ministry of Education Grant for a Confucius Institute at the University of Nottingham
2008: Association for Asian Studies, US Panel Organizer Grant
2006: University of Nottingham Research Grant for Chinese cultural studies
2006: Oxford University, Institute of Chinese Studies, Publication Grant
2002-2003: The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship
2002: British Academy Travel Grant
2002: British Academy Grant
2002: Universities’ China Committee, London Grant
2002: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Grant
2002: Durham University, Contemporary China Centre Grant
1997: Shung Ye Foundation Grant
1997: Universities’ China Committee London Grant
1997: Durham University Special Staff Travel Fund
1996: Shung Ye Foundation Grant
1996: Durham University Special Staff Travel Fund
1996: Durham University Department of East Asian Studies Research Fund
1994-1996: Shung Ye Foundation, Taiwan, Grant
1992-1994: German National Scholarship Foundation
1990-1992: Rotary Foundation, Rotary International, Japan Programme Scholarship
1990: St. Hugh's College Oxford University Award
1989-1990: British Academy Major State Studentship
1989-1990: St. Hugh's College Oxford University Cannon Graduate Scholarship
1989: The Oxford Society Award
1987-1990: German National Scholarship Foundation
1986: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Foundation Prize
1985-1986: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship
1983: Baccalaureate (Abitur) Prize for Outstanding Results
affiliations Member of the Association of Asian Studies, US
Member of the European Association for Chinese Studies, EU
Member of the Universities’ China Committee London, UK
Member of the British Association of Chinese Studies, UK
Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien e.V., Germany
Member of the Deutsche Hochschulverband, Germany
additional inform... EDUCATION
1995 D. Phil. Oxford University, UK (Chinese Studies)
1992 Certificate, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (Postgraduate Research in Chinese Literature & History)
1991 Diploma, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan (Advanced Japanese Language Programme)
1990 Diploma, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan (Intermediate Japanese Language Porgramme)
1988 M. Litt., Transfer Examination, Oxford University, UK (Chinese Studies)
1987 Diploma, Fu Jen University, Tapei, ROC (Modern and Classical Chinese Literature & Philosophy)
1987 Certificate, Mandarin Daily News Language Center, Taipei, ROC(Modern and Classcial Chinese Language and Literature)
1986 Diploma, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Modern and Classical Chinese Language & Literature)
1985 Intermediate Examination, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany (in Sinology & English Literature)

2011-1 HS BA Media and Culture in a Globalising China
2011-2 HS MA Digital Dissent: Internet Authors, Artists and Activists in Twenty-first Century China

2012-1 FS BA Cinema in China
2012-2 FS MA Entrepreneurialism in Chinese Culture

2012-3 HS BA China’s Culture of Consumption
2012-4 HS MA Gender and Responsibility in China

2013-1 FS BA Pop Culture in China
2013-2 FS MA Youth Culture in China

1997: Visiting Professor, Zhongshan University, Canton, China

2008: Panel Organiser, “Cyberspace, Consumerism and Cultural Creativity in Twenty-First Century China.” 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA
2004: Panel Organiser, “Books, Bodies And Business: Cultural Consumption and Production in Contemporary China in Interdisciplinary Perspective.” 56th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA
2003: Panel Organiser, “Beyond Gender and Class: Ladies, Lovers, Loyalists and the Search for Gentility.” 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, New York, NY
2002: Panel Organiser, “Women and Publishing in Traditional China.” 14th European Association for Chinese Studies Conference, Moscow
2002: Principal Investigator and Conference Organiser, “Perceptions of Gentility in Chinese Literature and History,” with Dr. Chloë Starr, Durham University. The results have been published in a refereed book: The Quest for Gentility in China: Negotiations beyond Gender and Class. Edited volume, with Chloë Starr. London: Routledge.
1998: Chair and Co-organiser, International Symposium “The Study of Women in Late Imperial China,” jointly with Prof. Harriet T. Zurndorfer, Leiden University, The Netherlands, sponsored by the International Institute for Asian Studies
1996: Panel Organiser, “Martyr, Saviour and Saint: Women in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Fiction and History.” 48th Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, HI
1994-1998: Member of the research project on Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples, with Professor David Faure, in collaboration with Oxford University and Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, supported by the Shung Ye Foundation, Taipei

2011- Katrin Müller-Hansen. “Han Han and China’s Education System.”
2011- Rebecca Scott. “Children’s Literature in Twentieth-Century China.” University of Nottingham.
2010- Tracey Fallon. “Language, Culture and Soft Power in China.” University of Nottingham.
2009- Wu Junqing. “Investigating the Traditional Characteristics of Religious Policy in Communist China.” University of Nottingham.
2009- Giorgio Strafella. “Intellectual Politics, Literature and Culture: The Intellectual Debate over the Humanistic Spirit (renwen jingshen zhenglun) in China since 1989.” University of Nottingham.
1995-99 Sarah Dauncey. “The Politics of Fashion: Perceptions of Power in Female Dress and Ornamentation as reflected in the sixteenthcentury Chinese Novel Jin Ping Mei.” University of Durham. Completed 1999.

Fluency in speech and writing in English, German, Chinese, Japanese and French
Reading proficiency in Classical Chinese and Latin