Dr. Henrike Rudolph

Assistant Professor (on leave until winter 2022)

Dr. Henrike Rudolph
  • Focus
    history of knowledge and education | Global History | political history | historical network research | Digital Humanities
  • (0551) 39 21292
  • henrike.rudolph@uni-goettingen.de
  • Room
    KWZ 0.726
  • Consultation hours
    by appointment

Since October 2020, Henrike Rudolph is an assistant professor at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen. Trained in Sinology and Political Science, she completed her Ph.D. at Hamburg University and Fudan University, Shanghai, in 2017. Rudolph worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Contemporary Chinese Studies at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg. Before coming to Göttingen, she held an interim professorship at the University of Heidelberg.

Rudolph’s research interests lie in the transcultural exchange of knowledge and skills, education thought, as well as network approaches to social and political history, with a focus on twentieth-century China. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Sinology as well as Asian and Transcultural Studies.

In her current project, she explores the development of intersecting academic and political networks of Chinese scientists and experts since the Republican period in their national and international dimensions. It combines the study of archival and contemporary sources with theories and digital tools from the field of historical network analysis.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • 2012-2017: Doctor of Philosophy (Sinology) – summa cum laude (excellent with honors), graduate school “China in Germany, Germany in China,” Hamburg University and Fudan University Shanghai
  • 2006-2012: Magister (combined B.A. and M.A.) in Sinology (first major) and Political Sciences (second major) at Hamburg University
  • 2008-2010: Studies at the Chinese Language Institute, Tsinghua University Beijing

Previous Postdoctoral Employment

  • 2019-2020: Interim professor (Vertretungsprofessur), Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University (Chair of Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler)
  • 2019: Visiting Scholar, International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC), Fudan University Shanghai
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2017-2018: Research assistant, Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Academic Awards

  • 2021: Max Weber Foundation China Travel Grant
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral fellowship in the programs “Realization of Equal Opportunities for Women in Research and Teaching” (FFL) and “Emerging talents initiative” at Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2018-2019: Fellowship in the program “Free Knowledge” of the Stifterverband, Volkswagen Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation
  • 2013-2016: Ph.D. Scholarship, Hamburg University and Chinese Ministry of Education
  • 2012: Magister Graduation Scholarship of the Karl H. Ditze Stiftung
  • 2008-2010: Language Study Full Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

Third-Party Funding

  • 2018: Funding in the program “Free Knowledge” of the Stifterverband, Volkswagen Foundation, and Wikimedia Foundation
  • 2018: Funding as part of the fellowship “Emerging Talents Initiative,” Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2018: Funding for an e-learning and digitalization project at the chair for Chinese studies at Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Teaching Experience

  • 2019-2020: Interim professor, Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
  • 2017-2018: Lecturer, Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2012-2014: Lecturer for “Digital Media Competency for Sinologists,” Asien-Afrika-Institut, Hamburg University

Workshop Organization

  • 09/2019: “Network Perspectives on Chinese History,” international workshop at the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization (ICSCC), Fudan University, Shanghai
  • 09/2019: 历史研究中的网络分析 (Social Network Analysis in Historical Research), Nanjing University (full-day training workshop, all levels)
  • 05/2019: “Networks Across Time and Space: Methodological Challenges and Theoretical Concerns of Network Research in the Humanities,” co-organized with Aline Deike and Lieve Donnellan, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
  • 02/2018: “Digital Networks in the Cold War Era,” co-organized with Marc A. Matten and Renée Krusche, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Software and Programming Languages

Advanced knowledge of network analysis software such as NodeXL, Gephi, and visone; basic knowledge of the programming language Python and R as well as the query languages SQL and SPARQL.

  • Arnold, Matthias, and Henrike Rudolph. “Network Data in the Early Chinese Periodicals Online Database (ECPO).” Journal of Historical Network Research (Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks), (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Rudolph, Henrike, and Chen Song. “Introduction.” Journal of Historical Network Research (Special Issue on Chinese Historical Networks), (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Rudolph, Henrike. Germany and Vocational Education in Republican China – Travelling Texts, Touring Skills. Palgrave Series in Asian German Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. (forthcoming)
    ———. “Raising Children, Educating Citizens: Chinese Readings of the German Pedagogue Georg Kerschensteiner.” In Sino-German Encounters and Entanglements, edited by Joanne Miyang Cho, 157–87. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73391-9_7.
    ———. “Structures of Empowerment: A Network Exploration of Women Activists’ Collective Biographies in Twentieth-Century China.” In Knowledge, Power, and Networks: Elites in Transition in Modern China, edited by Christian Henriot and Cécile Armand. Leiden: Brill, 2021. (forthcoming)
    ———. “The Preparations for the First Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Quest for Legitimacy.” In Planting Parliaments in Eurasia, 1850–1950: Concepts, Practices, and Mythologies, edited by Ivan Sablin and Egas Moniz Bandeira, 1st ed., 282–310. Routledge, 2021. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003158608.
  • “Xin nüxing he xiandai yixue: ‘Deguo xing’ zai minguo shiqi Shanghai sili zhuchan xuexiao de meili”新女性和现代医学: “德国性” 在民国时期上海私立助产学校的魅力 [New Women and Modern Medicine: The Allure of ‘Germanness’ at Private Midwifery Schools in Republican Shanghai], Yiliao shehuishi yanjiu 医疗社会史研究 (Journal of the Social History of Medicine and Health), 4, no. 2 (2019), 134-149.
  • “Über Grenzen und Grauzonen des Fragens hinweg: Ein Denkanstoß zu globalen Solidaritätsnetzwerken in den Geisteswissenschaften” [Across Boundaries and Grey Zones of Inquiry: An Inpulse for Global Networks of Solidarity in the Humanities]. In Die Frage in den Geisteswissenschaften – Herausforderungen, Praktiken und Reflexionen [Inquiry in the Humanities – Challenges, Practices, and Reflections], edited by Katrin Drews et al., 175-194. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2019.
  • Conference Report: “Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, 30.05.2017 – 04.06.2017 Peking”, in: H-Soz-Kult, 24.06.2017.
  • Book Review: “The Rural Modern – Reconstructing the Self and the State in Republican China von Kate Merkel-Hess,” in: H-Soz-Kult, 11.01.2018.
  • Online publication: “A Reader’s Guide to the Shanghai Library and the Shanghai Municipal Archives”, European Research Centre for Chinese Studies.