Anna Zech

Freelancer/Self-employed, Freelance Translator & Interpreter (Chinese/English to German), self employement

Bozhou, China


Professional experience for Anna Zech

  • Current , since Jan 2014

    Freelance Translator & Interpreter (Chinese/English to German)

    self employement

    Full-time independent Translator and Interpreter, specializing in the following fields: * Political Science * International Development * Education * Religion * Tourism * Sports * Chinese Medicine As an interpreter, I mainly working at the community level, doing both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting for schools, health and social services.

  • Current , since Jan 2007

    Freelance Illustrator & Portrait Artist

    self employment

    Different projects over the past years mostly portrait art for private clients, but also book cover illustrations and magazine covers. Focusing on traditional fine art with a passion for soft pastels, watercolor and acrylics. However, I am also proficient in Adobe applications such as Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

    Cultural Assistant

    Centre of Beijing International Shaolin Culture

    Assisting the headmaster. Typical duties included: * translation of various letters and internal communication * interpreting between Chinese teachers and foreign students (English <​-> Chinese; German <​-> Chinese) * teaching cultural classes * organising events

  • 7 months, Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

    Bibliothekskraft in der Abteilung für Sinologie/ Chinese faculty librarian

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    This work involved organising the libraries database and gave me a good overview of Chinese classic and modern literature.

  • 3 months, Aug 2009 - Oct 2009

    Sozialpädagogische Betreuerin/ socio-cultural tutor

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    Helping foreign Master students settling in, organising cultural events.

  • 2 months, Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

    Conference Coordinator

    International EURO Conference

    Involved planning and co-ordinating.

  • 6 months, Apr 2007 - Sep 2007

    Office Assistant

    Pbr Planungsbüro Rohling AG

Educational background for Anna Zech

  • 1 year and 1 month, Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

    Chinese Studies

    School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London

    * Major in China and International Politics: understanding of the foreign policy and international relations of the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC); detailed analysis of key issues and events in China’s foreign relations * Minor in Chinese - English translation

  • 11 months, Sep 2010 - Jul 2011

    Chinese language 汉语

    Shanghai Jiao Tong University 上海交通大学

  • 3 years and 10 months, Oct 2008 - Jul 2012

    Asienwissenschaften/ East Asian Studies

    Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    Graduated with distinction in Asian Studies, majored in East and Southeast Asian Studies, minored in Chinese. BA-Thesis titled "Buddhist acts of violence: The Shaolin monastery during the Tang (618 – 907) and Ming dynasties (1368 - 1644)". This involved research using primary Chinese sources.

  • 6 months, Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

    Chinese language 汉语

    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 上海财经大学


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Chinese


  • Spanish


  • French


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