CANCELLED: Robert Kramm (Munich): Staging Radical Utopian Communities in the Early 20th Century

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 3.101

VG 3.101 18. Dec. (Monday), 16:15-17:45 Abstract: At the turn of the twentieth century, radical utopian communities were built all around the world. They served as retreats, but they simultaneously constituted hubs for activists, reformers, and revolutionaries to meet, share, and develop new ideas and practices of community and human existence. The project Radical Utopian […]

Fan Xin (Cambridge): Emotions as Politics: Rethinking Chinese Nationalism

Theologicum (Theol) 0.135

4. Dec. (Monday), 17:15 - 18:45 Theologicum (Theol) 0.135 Abstract: The rise of history of emotions has been a recent development in historiography. In the field of Chinese studies, scholars such as Eugenia Lean, Haiyan Lee, Chen Li, and Zuo Ya have been writing about how emotions, feelings, and sentiments contributed to the formation and […]

Chen Hao (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.): A Tentative Interpretation of the Rise of Global History in China

Verfügungsgebäude, VG 3.101 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen, Deutschland

Abstract: Whether in a democratic or authoritarian society, it is not uncommon to explain academic currents by taking political and economic factors into consideration. However, the impetus in the intellectual realm itself shall never be disregarded. The recent development of Global History in China can be explained adequately by Chinese intellectuals’ persistent endeavor to stage […]

Prof. Lung Ying-Tai (Writer): How the Wild Changed Me. A Philosophical Journey: Readings and Discussions with Lung Ying-Tai

Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, ZHG 002 Platz der Göttingen Sieben 5, Göttingen

Abstract: Snail sex, demanding deities, a cold case - everyday life in Taiwan holds the most unbelievable stories in store. Lung Ying-Tai compiled them in her novel “Under Kavulungan.” In conversation with Dominic Sachsenmaier and Monika Li, Taiwan's most famous author explores the complex answers to this question. Philosophical young adult novel, nature writing, nativist […]

Informationsveranstaltung für alle Erstsemester in den BA-Studiengängen des OAS

KWZ 2.601/ KWZ 2.739

Das Ostasiatische Seminar lädt alle Erstsemester für den 20. Oktober 2023 von 10:00-12:00 Uhr zu einer Informationsveranstaltung über unsere Bachelorstudiengänge in das Kulturwissenschaftliche Zentrum KWZ 2.601/ 2.739 ein. Da wir an diesem Tag bereits die Gruppeneinteilung für den Sprachunterricht vornehmen werden, wird die Teilnahme dringend empfohlen. Hier gelangen Sie zum Orientierungsphasen-Programm des Ostasiatischen Seminars. Hier […]

Lecture: Prof. Li Xuetao (Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)): „Examples of research methods in the history of German Sinology / 德国汉学史研究方法举隅.“

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.608

The lecture will be in Chinese. Prof. Li is an expert among other topics on the history of Western China Studies and will address recent central questions of the development of China Studies in the West applying a global history perspective. Abstract: 德国汉学从一开始就不局限于某一领域,今天对它的历史梳理,也必然是在历史学、语文学、人类学、自然科学等其他学科的理论和方法的参与下进行,这同时也体现了德国汉学史研究的活力和多样性。李雪涛教授以德国汉学史为例,指出近年来汉学史研究的范式,已经从之前的“内部论”(internalist)或“谱系式”(genealogical)的历史思考方式,转变为了将汉学研究的现象、事件与进程置于“全球脉络”中予以分析,从而形成了一种真正的跨文化全球史研究。

Lecture: Ying Zhou (Xiamen University): Education and democracy in modern China

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.602 Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, Göttingen

Abstract: Institutional change in education and the cultivation of a qualified citizenry were two sides of the same coin of developing democratic education in modern China. At stake is to understand how democratic education filled a critical role in bridging the gap between democratic ideals and political realities. This lecture will focus on teachings of […]

Lecture: Dr. Sally Chengji Xing (MPI Berlin) & Lucas Brang (Cologne): Transnational Knowledge Transfers Between China, Europe, and the United States: Actors, Institutions, and Dynamics, 1924-1935

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 2.103 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

13. July (Thursday), 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Overview: The two talks of this joint session interrogate processes of knowledge transfer between China, the United States, and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Focusing on two distinct organizations– the China Foundation (based in Shanghai and New York) and the League of Nations (based in Geneva) […]

Yuhang Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Engineering Religious Bliss at the Qing Court: Jile shijie in the Beihai Park

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 2.103 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

Abstract: In 1770, with the purpose of presenting an unusual gift to his mother Empress Dowager Chongqing (1692-1777) for her eightieth birthday, Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) ordered the imperial architectural department to construct a Buddhist compound named jile shijie or World of Utmost Pleasure on the northern shore of imperial Beihai Park next to the Forbidden […]

Lecture: Viren Murthy “Hegelian Master Narratives and Periodizing Japanese and Chinese Modernity”

Oeconomicum OEC 0.168

Abstract: Scholars of Asian studies have something of a love-hate relationship with Hegel; they love to cite him as the epitome of Eurocentrism, modernization theory and the legitimation of colonialism. Despite their prevalence, such criticisms overlook both the complexities of Hegel’s philosophy and the different ways in which Asian intellectuals attempted to turn Hegel on […]

Lecture: PENG Guoxiang “Confucius as a Cosmopolitan: Thought and Practice”

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.601

Abstract: Based on the Analects and other texts related to Confucius in classical period and taken “cosmopolitanism,” a concept with long history in the Western tradition as a counterpart for comparison, this talk aims to probe the thought and practice of Confucius as a cosmopolitan and point out the feature and significance of the Confucian […]

Lecture: Dr. Fan Xin (Cambridge University): Before China Studies: Private Foundations and Cold War Politics in Colonial Hong Kong

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 2.103 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

6. July (Thursday), 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Abstract: The founding of the University Service Centre in Hong Kong in 1963 was a significant event in the development of China studies. Thanks to the city’s adjacency to mainland China and the Carnegie Corporation’s funding support, the Centre since its very beginning has become the “go-to” […]

Lecture: Prof. He Weihua (Central China Normal University): The Wandering Earth and China’s Construction of an Alternative Cosmopolitanism

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 2.103 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

22. June (Thursday), 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Abstract: As an epoch-making event in the history of the Chinese sci-fi film industry, The Wandering Earth boasts the extraordinary acting skills of cinema superstars and fabulous special effects. Instead of providing a description of the technical issues surrounding the film’s production, this paper looks at the […]

Workshop on New Civilizationisms (China-related speakers: Wang Hui, Rebecca Karl, Mohammed Alsudairi)

Historical Observatory, Geismar Landstr. 11, Göttingen

On Monday, June 26th (2.00 pm – 7.15 pm), we will have an international workshop on New Civilizationisms. The program is attached and listed below. If you wish to attend, you need to register by Friday, June 23rd: ----------------------------- HISTORICAL MEMORY AS AN ACT OF WORLDMAKING: Contextualizing New Civilizationalisms in the 21st Century June […]

Vortrag: Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Hoffmann (Universität Mainz): Vom Dichter zum Zeugen – Der Schriftsteller und Dissident Liao Yiwu

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum, KWZ 0.602 Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, Göttingen

Mittwoch, den 21. Juni 2023, 18 h c.t. KWZ 0.602 Abstract: Der Nachwuchslyriker Liao Yiwu kam nach dem 4. Juni 1989 wegen zweier Gedichte für vier Jahre ins Gefängnis, wo er sich vom Dichter zum (Zeit)Zeugen wandelte. Danach beruflich in Schwierigkeiten, begann er, in hunderten von Interviews den Außenseitern der VR-chinesischen Gesellschaft, unter ihnen die […]

Prof. Edward Qingjia Wang (Rowan University): Changing Perceptions of World Order in Chinese Historiography: Three Phases of Development

Verfügungsgebäude (VG) 2.103 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

8. June (Thursday), 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Abstract: "Changing Perceptions of World Order in Chinese Historiography: Three Phases of Development": This talk takes a longue-durée perspective to examine and analyze the modern Chinese conception of the world from the middle of the 19th century to the present. This perception has changed significantly over the […]

Andrew Cainey (UK National Committee on China): Xiconomics, Dual Circulation Strategy and Western Business

Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, ZHG 003 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, Göttingen

5. June, 17:15 - 18:45 ZHG 003 Abstract: In Xi Jinping’s China, national security, ideology and the political priorities of the Communist Party now play a much larger role in shaping China’s economic and business environment. The context is more politicized, more uncertain. China’s state media call this ‘Xiconomics’. Xi’s Dual Circulation Strategy marks out […]

Lecture: Dr. Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (CNRS-EHESS Paris): Hybrid Maps: Reformatting the Chinese Imperial Realm According to 19th-Century Western Cartography

Verfügungsgebäude, VG 2.103

1. June, 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Abstract: The definition of “The Great Qing Everlasting Unified” was frequently used in titles of general maps of the imperial realm in the beginning of the 19th century. It formally distinguishes one of the most widely known and impressive group of Chinese maps, the so-called Blue Maps and […]

Lecture: Prof. Malachi Hacohen (Duke University): Antisemitism(s) – Local to Global

Verfügungsgebäude, VG 2.103

25. May, 18:15 - 19:45 VG 2.103 Abstract: In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Antisemitism occupies a unique place among minority hatreds, weighing on historians’ conscience and challenging historical faculties. The variety, local contexts, and divergent character of antisemitism present a major challenge for historical explanation Yet, as globalization progresses, there is a convergence toward […]

Vortrag Dr. Marc Hermann (Universität Bonn): “Marsianer und Mutanten: Chinesische Science-Fiction erobert den Planeten”

Verfügungsgebäude, VG 1.103

Abstract: Der weltweite Erfolg von LIU Cixins Trisolaris-Trilogie hat der chinesischen Science-Fiction internationale Aufmerksamkeit beschert. Neben LIU als Galionsfigur haben sich auch jüngere Autoren wie CHEN Qiufan oder HAO Jingfang einen Namen gemacht. Was steckt hinter diesem Erfolg? Wie „chinesisch“ ist die chinesische Science-Fiction? Und welche unterschied-lichen Strömungen weist sie auf? Short bio: Dr. Marc […]