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Qinxin He

PhD candidate / Guest

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Qinxin He is an education and research staff member and a PhD candidate at the Institute for Area Studies.

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PhD Research

Topic: On the Ideology of Chinese Landscape Paintings in the Song Dynasty
Supervisors: Dr. Fan Lin and Prof. dr. Hilde De Weerdt


2021 —             Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands
2018 — 2021   M.AAesthetics, Peking University, China
2014 — 2018   B. A.  Chinese Literature and Language, Wuhan University, China
2014 — 2018   B. A.  Accounting (Minor), Wuhan University, China
2017                  Exchange Program, Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK

Intern Experience

  • 2020/09 — 2021/01    Teaching Assistant, Course Introduction to Chinese Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, Peking University, China
  • 2018/09 2020/01    Painting Tutor, Student Calligraphy and Painting Association, Peking University, China
  • 2016/07 & 2017/04    Trainee, Dunhuang Academy, Gansu, China


  • Qinxin He, 《自我、天地、众生的赋格——徐累新作赏析》(The Fugue of Self, World and Human-beings: An Analysis of Xu Lei’s Recent Paintings), Art Observation (CSSCI), 296 (4), pp.102-109, 2020.
  • Qinxin He, Xiaojun Lu, 论〈儒林外史〉篇章节奏的音乐美(On Musical Beauty of Texture Rhythm of “A Legend of the Scholars’ Circle”), Journal of Neijiang Normal University, 32 (5), pp.10-14+30, 2017.
  • Qinxin He, “On the Tian-xia Ideology of Guo Xi’s Landscape Paintings”, The 4th Symposium of the Youth Aesthetics Forum, Shijiazhuang, China, October 19-20, 2019.

Grants and Awards

2021/09      CSC-Leiden University Joint Scholarship, China Scholarship Council
2021/07 Zhang Dainian Scholarship, Department of Philosophy, Peking University
2021/06 Excellent Graduate, Peking University
2020/12 Exceptional Award for Academic Innovation, Peking University
2020/12 Honglou Award for Art, Peking University
2019/04 First Prize, Hidden Fragrance, The 34th “Cherry Blossom Cup” National College Student Calligraphy and Painting Competition, Wuhan University
2016/04 Second Prize, Flying Fairies, The Painting Imitation Competition of Dunhuang Frescoes, China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation Research Foundation, Gansu, China


PhD candidate / Guest

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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