Lecture: Prof Liu Kang (Duke University): Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Arts: China and the West

KWZ 0.609

Location: KWZ 0.609 Abstract: The talk traces the genealogy of modern European modes of knowledge under the rubrics of ‘liberal arts’, as the origin and basis for modern China’s institutions and modes of knowledge, and then examines China’s ‘liberal arts’ as institution and modes of knowledge from the early years of the twentieth century to […]

Nationalism in China and Europe: Global Divergence and Convergence of an Idea

Oeconomicum OEC 0.169

Nationalism as a concept is often considered to be rooted in European experience. However, the introduction, translation, and appropriation of nationalism have also changed the course of history in East Asia. On this panel, Stefan Berger and Xin Fan contrast and compare the role of nationalism in the making and unmaking of modern China and […]

Lecture (Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of History, Boston University): Empire of Paper. Missionaries, Diplomats, and Early Sinologists as Social Carriers of Translingual Practices and Worldviews, through the Story of a Manuscript Vocabulary between Beijing and Rome, 1760s-1820s

VG 3.103

July 07, 2022, 18:00 (GMT +2) in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna On Campus: VG 3.103 (University of Göttingen, Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger 7, 37073 Göttingen) On Zoom: For registration, please use this zoom link. Dictionaries compiled in the last phase of the manuscript age (late 16th to early 19th century) acted as metaphorical soldiers […]

The World of Everyday Political Thought: A Transcultural History of a ‚Chinese‘ Rhetorical Curriculum, ca. 1200-1600

Waldweg 1.201 or Zoom

Speaker: Shoufu Yi (University of British Columbia) On Campus: Hörsaal 1.201, Waldweg On Zoom: The digital participation at this event is open to everyone who registers prior to the event: Registration This talk has two goals. First, it develops a new approach to the studies of political theory and philosophy, one that I call everyday […]

Arab-Chinese Entanglements in the Age of Global Empires

ZHG 104 or Zoom

Speaker: Wen Shuang (New York University of Shanghai) This talk narrates four little-known stories of Arab-Chinese entanglement in the age of trans-imperial collaboration and competition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although much attention is paid to China's relationships with the Middle East today, I argue that this relationship did not emerge out […]