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Chi Zhang

PhD candidate/contract

C. Zhang MRes
+31 71 527 2727

(Anastasia) Chi Zhang is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology

More information about Chi Zhang

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Office days

Monday to Friday


(Anastasia) Chi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the field of critical heritage studies at Leiden University. Her doctoral research project, ‘Image and Identity in Chinese Historic House’, focuses on the image- and identity-shaping in heritage-making processes involving historic houses in China. As heritagescapes where people’s personal lives are displayed, historic houses create personal images of past lives in the present. This kind of personal image represents a (re-)constructed figure that is pigeonholed and deviates from past identities. Anastasia’s research will analyse how and to what extent the (re-) construction of personal image resonates with or is dissonant from the identity of former residents, and reveal the cultural and social impacts of the image- and identity-shaping in the present.

Curriculum vitae

Anastasia obtained her Bachelor's degree in Archaeology from Sichuan University and a Research Master's degree from Leiden University, specialized in Archaeological Heritage in a Globalizing World. Her master thesis ‘The Hidden Reef: a Case Study of Maritime Cultural Heritage in Guangdong, China’ focused on the maritime heritage practice and conflicting views between different stakeholders. 

PhD candidate/contract

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Archaeological Heritage Management

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.04


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