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Lecture: Dr. LI Wuzhe (Fudan University), "The Development of  Portraits: The Influence of Gützlaff‘s Image on the Opening of China"

Dr. LI Wuzhe (History Department, Fudan University, Shanghai)
"The Development of  Portraits: The Influence of Gützlaff's Image on the Opening of China" 图像中的郭实猎 (in Chinese)
Dienstag, 28. Mai 2019, 16 Uhr c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30

Ausstellung "Das Antlitz des Vierten Mai"

Eine Ausstellung der Werke

"Anknüpfungspunkte Vierter Mai" von Ni Shaofeng 倪少峰
"Gesichter des Vierter Mai" von Deng Huaidong 鄧懷東
"Stimmen des Vierter Mai" von Dan-wei Zhu-Mittag 朱丹薇

5.-31. Mai 2019, Dienstag bis Freitag, von 9-12 und 13-16 Uhr
im Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstr. 26, 72070 Tübingen

Lecture: Dr. Maria Khayutina (München), "Family, Kinship and Law in Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions"

Dr. Maria Khayutina (Institute for Sinology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich)
"Family, Kinship and Law in Western Zhou Bronze Inscriptions"
Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019, 16 Uhr c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30

Lecture: Edward LIANG (Tübingen), "The Wealth of a Rising Empire: The Acquisition of Lands before 1644"

Edward Yong LIANG, M.A., PhD cand. (Tübingen University)
"The Wealth of a Rising Empire: The Acquisition of Lands before 1644" (PhD project)
Dienstag, 7. Mai 2019, 16 Uhr c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30

Rundgespräch "Denke ich an China am Tag des 4. Mai" (auf Chinesisch)

圆桌讨论”吾思五四“

  • 青年学子谈五四
  • 特邀王维江教授与王晴佳教授与大家一起开展圆桌会谈

2019年5月4日(週六)17:00-18:30
Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26

Organisiert vom China Centrum Tübingen, dem Asien-Orient-Institut und dem Verein der chinesischen Studenten und Wissenschaftler in Tübingen

Talk by Dr. Ma Zhen on "Encounters in the Pu-erh Tea Trade", 2. Mai 2019, 6 pm c.t.

Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium Modernes China/Greater China

Ma Zhen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. She did her PhD at School for the Study of Ethnology and Sociology in Minzu University of China. Her research interests covers Theravada Buddhism, Material Culture, Visual Anthropology, with special reference to the Southwest Chinese minorities like the Bulang, Dai, Wa and Bai.

In this talk, Dr. Ma will first show part of her ethnographic film 'Living on Tea' which tells a story of a Bulang ethnic minority family, its tea production, exchange and predicament in an uncertain economic and political situation. She will then give a presentation on the Puer tea trade between the Han tea bosses, Dai-lue intermediaries and upland tea farmers. She argues that the encounters with the modern tea market have reshaped internal and external ethnic relations in Xishuangbanna, southwest China.

Thursday, May 2 2019, 6 pm c.t., Nauklerstr. 35, room 1

Workshop und Ausstellung: Hundert Jahre Vierter-Mai-Bewegung

Vernissage Sa, 4. Mai, 17 Uhr, im Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstr. 26

Die Vierte-Mai-Bewegung oder Neue-Kultur-Bewegung (1919–1923) war ein Schlüsselereignis in der neueren Geschichte Chinas, mit weitestreichenden Nachwirkungen bis in die Gegenwart. Am Anfang standen Studentendemonstrationen in Peking am 4. Mai 1919, ausgelöst durch die Nachricht von der Versailler Friedenskonferenz, dass das einstige deutsche Kolonialgebiet Kiautschou Japan zugesprochen worden war.
Die sich rasch ausweitenden Studentenproteste gingen einher mit umfassenderen Forderungen nach Abschaffung der alten Schriftsprache zugunsten einer am gesprochenen Chinesisch orientierten allgemeinen Hochsprache, nach Schaffung einer modernen Literatur sowie nach Überwindung der traditionellen konfuzianischen Gesellschafts- und Werteordnung („Zerschlagt den Konfuzius-Laden!“ 打倒孔家店). Das Leitbild dabei war ein durch „Mr. Science“ und „Mr. Democracy“ bestimmtes „europäisiertes China“, das tiefgreifend das Selbstverständnis weiter Teile der chinesischen Intellektuellenschicht prägte. Die wechselhafte, stets die eigene Identität und das Verhältnis zum Westen berührende Auseinandersetzung mit dem Vierten Mai ist bis heute nicht abgeschlossen. Der Workshop versammelt eine Gruppe von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus dem In- und Ausland, um die Vielfalt von Gesichtspunkten der 4.Mai-Bewegung neu in den Blick zu nehmen. Er wird begleitet von einer Ausstellung des chinesischen Künstlerduos NI Shaofeng und DENG Huaidong, die anhand von Gesichtern von damals und heute die anhaltende Aktualität des Vierten Mai sichtbar machen.

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Lecture: Sport, Bodily Activities and Shoes: A Buddhist (Normative) Perspective from India to China (Ann Heirman, Gent)

Prof. Dr. Ann Heirman (Department of Languages & Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium)
Sport, bodily activities and shoes − a Buddhist (normative) perspective from India to China
Friday, 3rd May 2019, 12 a.m. c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Room 30

Lecture Series on the Background of Buddhism and its Transformation to China (Ann Heirman, Gent)

Prof. Dr. Ann Heirman (Department of Languages & Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium)
Lecture Series on the Background of Buddhism and its Transformation to China
Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., Seminarraum 236, Neue Aula

Lecture: ZHANG Xiaogui (Jinan University, GD), "Transformation of Zoroastrian Priests in the Tang and Song Period"

Prof. Dr. ZHANG Xiaogui (Department of History, Jinan University 暨南大学, Guangdong)
Dienstag, 30. April 2019, 16 Uhr c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30

Sinological Colloquium Summer Term 2019

Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium Modernes China/Greater China Studies SS 2019

Short report on the conference “Transfer of Scientific and Technical Knowledge between Europe and China during the Early Modern Period”

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion Beijing, March 30 – April 1, 2019

傳天音、譯七藝,航巨海又梯高山,華夏披星追日月;
衡金石、探四元,識新知而聞舊友,神京接地論天人。
Poem composed by Dr. Chen Zhihui 陈志辉, Institute for the History of Science and Technology,
Inner Mongolia Normal University 内蒙古師範大學科學技術史研究院,
in commemoration of this event.

From March 30 to April 1, 2019, a symposium with the title "Transfer of Scientific and Technical Knowledge between Europe and China during the Early Modern period" was held in the premises of the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing. The Conveners, Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel from the Department for Chinese Studies at Tübingen University and Prof. Zhang Baichun, Director of the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences thanked the Sino-German Center for its generous support and introduced the more than 50 participants and guests into the topic, which was inspired by the recent rediscovery of the Kunyu gezhi, a rendering of Georgius Agricola's famous Renaissance mining classic De re metallica into Chinese undertaken by Johann Adam Schall von Bell during the last years of the Ming period. Fields as various as astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, mining, metallurgy, cartography, hydraulic engineering, medicine and mechanics were covered by the participants' presentations and discussions. The meeting, which was organized by the European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS) at Peking University culminated at the Wenjin Building of the National Library of China in a public lecture by Prof. Zhang Baichun, with further contributions by Prof. Shi Yunli, University of Science and Technology of China, and Prof. Karel Davids from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During the meeting, participants were also offered insights into the National Library’s precious Beitang holdings, i.e. a collection of rare Western books brought to China mainly by the Jesuits, and they visited the Zhalan Cemetery with the graves of Matteo Ricci, Schall von Bell, Ferdinand Verbiest and other missionaries as well as the Ancient Beijing Observatory. The event made both sides aware of the great potential of further intensive communication and prepared the ground for future cooperation and exchanges between Tübingen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as other scholars in Germany and China beyond these institutions.

For German and Chinese versions see Kurzbericht/简报.

Lecture: Patrick Aberle (Tübingen), "Measurement Methods in Late Ming China"

Patrick Aberle, B.A. (University of Tübingen)
Measurement Methods in Late Ming China: Xu Guangqi 徐光啓 and Matteo Ricci’s Celiang fayi 測量法義 (Methods and Meanings of Measurement, 1608) (MA Project)
Dienstag, 23. April 2019, 16 Uhr c.t., Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30

Ringvorlesung: "China: Gestern ‒ Heute ‒ Morgen"

China befindet sich im Aufstieg ‒ was bedeutet dies für das Weltgeschehen? Die Reihe China: Gestern ‒ Heute ‒ Morgen. Die Dynamik einer Weltveränderung (jeweils Dienstags, 18 Uhr, HS 22) analysiert gesellschaftliche, politische und wirtschaftliche Entwicklungen des großen Reiches. Professor Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer und das ChinaForum Tübingen laden Referentinnen und Referenten ein, Chinas Geschichte und Gegenwart zu beleuchten und einen Blick in die Zukunft zu werfen. Mit dem Vortrag „Chinas Rolle in der Welt – eine Neuvermessung“ wird Professor Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer am 23. April in die Reihe einleiten. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.china-gestern-heute-morgen.de und im Flyer.

Orientierungsveranstaltung Sommersemester 2019

Einführungs- bzw. “Orientierungsveranstaltung“ Sommersemester 2019 für alle Studierenden der Abteilung Sinologie

Montag, den 15. April, 9 s.t.-12, Gr. Übungsraum (Rm. 30)
Alle Veranstaltungen beginnen pünktlich, nicht cum tempore!

  • 9:00-9:30    Haupt- und Nebenfach BA, BEd 2. Semester (einschl. IBA- u. IE-Studierende mit Schwerpunkt China)
  • 9:30-10:00    Nebenfach BA 4. Semester (einschl. IBA- u. IE-Studierende m. Schwerpunkt China)
  • 10:00-10:45    Haupt- und Nebenfach BA, BEd 6. Semester (einschl. IBA- u. IE-Studierende m. Schwerpunkt China), BA mit berufspraktischem Schwerpunkt 8. Semester
  • 11:00-12:00    Studierende im MA, MEd

Conference: Transfer of Scientific and Technical Knowledge between Europe and China during the Early Modern Period

Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
Beijing, March 30 – April 1, 2019
    
Objectives of the Conference
The history of scientific, technical and medical exchange between Europe and China during the early modern period (16th to 19th centuries) is an important topic of research undertaken on a global level, but so far, much attention has been paid to special fields like astronomy, mathematics and cartography while other fields of practice and knowledge remain understudied.
This convention prominently concentrates on “hands-on” sciences, practical crafts and techniques and takes the texts produced in these fields more comprehensively into account as this has been done so far. Surprisingly, and perhaps due to the difficult technical language, only very few of the scientific, technical and medical treatises initiated or produced by the Jesuit China mission have been translated into English, nor have they been studied to substantial depth so that much work has still to be done in this respect. Therefore, translations of these Chinese texts into English, including all relevant text-critical, translational and contextual questions according to the newest global standards current in the field, are an important task for the next years.
This conference endeavours to bring together specialists in the history of exchange of scientific and technical knowledge between Europe and China. The targets of this event will be to share between colleagues mainly from China and Germany experiences obtained from relevant research and delineate fields of promising investigations.  Moreover, this opportunity is used to explore possibilities of further co-operations in the framework of other conventions and workshops to be held in the future, invitations of individual scholars for research stays, or joint project applications.

Visitors are very much welcome. Those who would like to attend should send a short note to Dr. Jost (eccs.md@gmail.com) or Dr. Cao (eccs.acad@gmail.com).

Programme and Flyer.

Abschluss der ESIT-ICPL-Förderung für Einrichtung einer englischsprachigen Vertiefungsausrichtung im neuen M.A. der Tübinger Sinologie

Ende März 2019 kommt die einjährige ESIT-ICPL-Förderung, die der Einrichtung eines vollständig englischsprachigen Schwerpunktes innerhalb des neuen MA-Studiengangs "Chinese Studies: China and the Dynamics of Globalisation" gedient hat, zu seinem Ende. Über Ziele und Ergebnisse informiert das beiliegende Poster, das anlässlich der ESIT-ICPL-Abschlussveranstaltung am 9.2.2019 erstellt wurde.

Scholarship: Extension of the PhD Scholarship (LGFG) to Ms. Guo Aiting, M.A.

We are very pleased to announce that the scholarship within the "Landesgraduiertenförderung" (LGFG) program of our PhD candidate Guo Aiting has been extended for one year. The purpose of the sponsorship is to support her dissertation project with the working title "Debates about the Salt Administration during the Early and High Qing Period: State or Merchants?” She will continue her research focusing on selected texts in “Collected Articles on Ordering the World of the August Dynasty” (Huangchao jingshi wenbian 皇朝經世文編, 1827). The core of her thesis will explore the contradiction between the suggested reforms of the state agents and the approach taken by merchants. The role of the developing market liberalism in the political economy of Qing China will form a decisive part of her analysis. The supervisors of her thesis are Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel and Prof. Achim Mittag.