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Sinologie in Würzburg

Mia Hallmanns, M.A.

Chair of Contemporary Chinese Studies, Research Assistant


Mia Hallmanns studied Media and Cultural Studies in Weimar and Taipei. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she sought out the opportunity to study Chinese as a foreign language at the National Taiwan University. Afterward, she studied a master’s in Transcultural Studies at the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies in Heidelberg and Chinese Politics and Society at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg and graduated with a master’s thesis on sustainable urban development in China.

Field of Research

Since her bachelor studies, she has been engaged in research on urban spaces and their socio-cultural patterns in East Asia. In the latter years of her master’s, Mia Hallmanns has been focusing on social change processes in China's urban spaces and sustainable urban development in China. Between 2020 and 2021, she has gained practical experience in this field at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit China (German Cooperation for International Cooperation), working in two projects on sustainable urbanization and mobility in China.

Academic Interests

Urban/rural sociology in China, cultural anthropology, sustainable urban development and sustainable architecture.


Winter term 2021/22: Intercultural Competence