Alexandra Harrer



Assistant Professor



Tsinghua University


Alexandra Harrer is an assistant professor at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture in Beijing, China, where she is working with Chinese and international graduate students in the fields of historical design and planning, timber craftsmanship, and Sino-Western technology transfer. Before completing her two-year post-doc research position at her current institution, she studied architecture (MSc) at the Vienna University of Technology and East Asian Art (MA, Ph.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania as a Fulbright Fellow. Since 2012, she has been an international consultant at the Beijing Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization, where she became involved in digital cultural heritage visualization (Digital Yuanmingyuan) and exchange in cooperation with the Federal Chancellery of Austria. In 2017, she finished a several-year-long translation project of the works of Fu Xinian, one of the seminal contemporary scholars in Chinese architectural history studies, and her work was edited by Nancy Steinhardt and published by Princeton University Press (Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays; ISBN 978-0691159997). She is currently the English editor of the Journal of Chinese Architectural History, the field editor of architectural history for the Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, and an editorial board member of Built Heritage (China).