Sijia Cheng

Visiting Predoctoral Fellow
Visiting Predoctoral Fellows are candidates for a doctorate at an accredited university who are externally financed by the home university or other fellowship.
Department III
MA, Doctoral Student, Universität Heidelberg
September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018

Sijia Cheng is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University. She received her BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Fudan University and MA in Sinology from Heidelberg University. Her ongoing dissertation project concerns a cultural history of animal waste in late imperial China, focusing on multiple uses of excrement as drug ingredient, fertilizer and fuel. She is broadly interested in the history of animals, history of science, technology and medicine, environmental history, and East Asian Studies.


Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 
Boltzmannstraße 22 
14195 Berlin