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Chi Zhang

PhD candidate/contract

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

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(Anastasia) Chi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the field of critical heritage studies at Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology. Her doctoral research is entitled ‘Historic House in a Chinese Context: Reconstructing Personal Images’. This doctoral research focuses on image-shaping in historic houses (historic dwellings) in China, supervised by Prof. Jan Kolen and Dr. Ian Simpson. As heritagescapes where one's life is displayed, the historic houses are shaping personal images. This kind of personal image are reconstructed figure, which could be possibly pigeonholed and deviating from the original personal identity. Anastasia’s research will focus on the image-shaping achieved through the heritage-making process, analyzing how and to what extent could a shaped personal image be resonant or dissonant with the original personal identity.    

Anastasia obtained her Bachelor degree in Archaeology from Sichuan University, China, and a Research Master degree in Archaeology 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 its engendered dissonances between different stakeholders, supervised by Dr. Martijn Manders.

Teaching activities

Anastasia had experience of teaching assistance in four bachelor courses at Leiden University, Faculty of Archaeology. She has gave tutorials to a class of 20 students, and helped offer tentative assessments and constructive feedbacks on student assignments and examinations.

Curriculum vitae

  • Research Master in Archaeological Heritages in a Globalizing World (2020), Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University
  • BA in Archaeology (2016), Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

PhD candidate/contract

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • World Heritage

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden


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