Sabina Groeneveld studied German Language and Literature and Educational Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Her MA/Staatsexamen research projects examined cross subject teaching methods and medieval literature. Sabina completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research analysed private perspectives through letters, diaries and memoirs with a focus on aspects of everyday life and on the construction of belonging within the colonial context of Qingdao between 1897-1914. Her current research focuses on the dynamics within everyday life, Human-Animal-Studies and German Studies.
Can supervise: YES
Developments within German Language and Culture;
German Literature; Human -Animal Studies; Post-/Colonial Studies;
Constructions of 'self', 'others' and 'place' within everyday life;
Expressions of belonging through letters, diaries and memoirs
Sabina Groeneveld coordinates and teaches in the Germany Major within the International Studies program.
In this essay, I outlay main developments within the administration of German Qingdao (1897–1914) and the resulting consequences for the Germans and Chinese living in this colony. On this background, I examine how German colonial actors were able to identify Qingdao as a 'second' Heimat. In particular, I investigate the possibility of a link between the early colonial policies introduced by the German administration and the construction of Heimat by German colonizers within everyday life.
Groeneveld, SJ 2018, 'Chinesische Dienstboten in deutschen Haushalten - Qingdao (1897-1914) [Chinese servants in German households - Qingdao]' in Lü, Y, Morgan, P, Bandhauer, A & Lay, T (eds), The World Within: Self-perception and images of the Other in German literatures and cultures, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 369-394.View/Download from: UTS OPUS