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Elke Spiessens

External PhD candidate

E. Spiessens MA
+31 71 527 2171

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Textual Traditions in Contemporary China

Supervisors: Prof. dr. Frank Pieke (Leiden) and Prof. dr. Thomas Bauer (Münster)

Educational background


Bachelor Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic) Leiden University, The Netherlands  

7/2012  3-week summer course Lebanese Arabic at Saifi Institute, Beirut (grade: A+) 
9/2008–9/2009 Master Chinese Studies (cultural-historical minor) Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (cum laude)
9/2005–6/2008 Bachelor Chinese Studies (cultural-historical minor) Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (cum laude)
9/2007–6/2008  Erasmus exchange at Leiden University, The Netherlands 


Work experience

10/2014–present PhD student at WWU Münster (Germany), Cluster of Excellence: Religion and Politics, and Leiden University (The Netherlands), Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (co-tutelle)
9/2013–8/2014 Coordinator of Studies MA Asian Studies at Leiden University
3/2013–7/2013 Internship at Museum Volkenkunde (Ethnological Museum) Leiden
1/2012–8/2013 Student assistant study coordinate of several BA and MA programs at Leiden University

External PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China

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