China Centre Tübingen (CCT)

News Archive 2019

October

Seminar with Prof. Hans-Wolf Sievert about "Synercube Leadership"

This winter semester, Prof. Hans-Wolf Sievert will be teaching a block seminar on 'Synercube Leadership' in collaboration with
Welthethos Institut and CCT. The seminar is open to BA students for a maximum of 6 ECTS points. For further information about the seminar content, download the pdf.

For general details please click here.

July

[18.07.2019] BA 4 Whither Hong Kong? Power, Politics and Protest (Kopie 1)

Stuart Lau (South China Morning Post) and Stephan Ortmann (City University Hong Kong) join Gunter Schubert (Universität Tübingen) for a panel discussion on the causes of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong and the ramifications of recent political, economic and social developments for the city’s future.

The event is part of the Brennpunkt Asien series on current affairs organised by China Centrum Tübingen and will be co-hosted by the Chair of Greater Studies, Department of Sinology.
18.07. 18:00 c.t., Welthethos Institut, Hintere Grabenstr. 26, 72070 Tübingen

[16.07.2019] China - A modern Empire?

Prof. Dr. Gunter Schubert (University of Tuebingen) explains why China today is best understood as a modern empire and what conclusions we must drawn from it, using examples from Chinese global politics.

More information here.

[09.07.2019] Coping with future in China. An overview of traditional strategies

Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) will discuss Future management using various methods reaching from oracle bones to written prophecies and how to deal with them in perspective of Chinese elites.

More information here.

[08.07.2019] The Foundations of Chinese Management (Kopie 1)

Prof. Cheng Chung-Ying (University of Hawai'i, Editor of Journal of Chinese Philosophy) will give the third lecture in our China Business Culture series, presenting his insights into Yijing-Philosophy of Management and Leadership and the C Management Theory.

 

 

[02.07.2019] China Lecture: China and the Future of Africa (Panel Discussion)

Chaired by journalist Frank Sieren, experts on Sino-African relations - Stacey Links (Utrecht University), Georg Lammich (Universität Duisburg-Essen) and Solange Guo Chatelard (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) - will analyse and debate current issues related to China's broad economic, infrastructural and military engagement in Africa.

More information here.

June

Furthering China Competence: A Consortium of German University China Centres

To strengthen collaboration between Germany’s tertiary education institutions on China-related issues, a consortium of China centres from four German universities was established in late 2018. The founding members, from the universities of Kiel, Berlin, Dresden and Tübingen, convened on 23.06.2019 to further develop the network’s goals and measures.

More information

[27.06.2019] Daoist Values in Leadership and Management

Dr. Alicia Henning (Southeast University, Nanjing) will give the second lecture in our China Business Culture series, examining new developments in corporate structures and work organisation in light of Daoist values.

[25.06.2019] Effect of Foreign Cultures in the Development of Contempoary China

Director and Head of Institute for Global History at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Professor Li Xuetao will give the ninth lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. He will discuss the influences of exchange with foreign countries and foreign policy on the cultural relations with foreigners and the historical way of thinking of today's Chinese.

All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22

More information here.

[19.06.2019] A Chinese World Ethos? Tu Weimings Spiritual Humanism

At the 2018 World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing, eminent philosopher and director of our partner institution World Ethics Institute Beijing (WEIB), Tu Wei-ming, delivered the keynote speech. Speaking on the theme of 'Spiritual Humanism' Prof. Tu discussed what it means to  'Learn to be Human'. On Wed. June 18, we will show a short film of Tu Wei-ming outlining these ideas. Dr. Jonathan Keir - formerly a scholar at Welthethos Institut Tübingen (WEIT) and now at WEIB - will then examine Tu's vision and compare it to Hans Küng's idea of a 'Welthethos'. We look forward to an open and exciting discussion.

The event will take place at June 19th, 18:15 at CCT.
 

[18.06.2019] China and its Neighbours - Between Cooperation and Conflict

John P. Neelsen will give the eighth lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. He will discuss the effects of the relocation of the world economic centre of gravity towards Asia on the relations of the People's Republic with Russia, India, Japan and also with the USA as a central but extra-regional power.

All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22

More information here.

[06.06.2019] China's Economy and the New Silk Road

From Where? To Where?

On June 6 CCT kicks off a series of three events on Chinese business culture with a talk by Y.K. Chan, a Hong Kong entrepreneur and think-tank member, who has been working on the ground in China, directly consulting on economic and infrastructural development since 1979. Drawing on his first-hand experience advising Chinese authorities on issues such as the development of Shenzhen's and other cities' container ports, Mr. Chan shares both insider and outsider perspectives on China's economic system, its modernisation trajectory over the past four decades and prospects for the New Silk Road.

 

[04.06.2019] Interculturality in practice:

How 'fair' do Chinese employees perceive their German employers?

Markus Pudelko will give the seventh lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. He will discuss the differences in the understanding of fairness and justice between Chinese and German employees in companies and how to promote trust in this aspect.

 

All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22

More information here.

May

[28.05.2019] Local Economic Culture in China: The Example of Shenzhen

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath will give the sixth lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. He will discuss the renaissance of traditional social structures and practices in Shenzhen, China's most modern megacity.
All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22

More information here.

“Civilizational Dialogue and the Future of Humanity” - CGTN Interview with Prof. Tu Wei-ming

Prof. Tu Wei-ming, globally renowned expert on Confucianism and director of our partner institution World Ethos Institute Beijing (WEIB), was interviewed at last year's World Congress of Philosophy by senior CCTV moderator Tian Wei on the topic of "Civilizational Dialogue and the Future of Humanity" ( 文明对话与人类未来). This week, the interview was broadcast domestically and internationally by CCTV's global English language channel, CGTN, in the programme "World Insight."

In the interview, Prof. Tu discusses his views on the relevance and global significance of Confucian concepts, particularly the "Five Core Virtues," in the context of today's world.

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/lw1qbpmMLQgOeCuFtHtR0g

[21.05.2019] China's Global Shaping Power: Transformation of Political and Financial Institutions

Nele Noesselt will give the fifth lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. She will discuss the effects of China becoming a economic power on the organisation of international institutions.
All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22
More information here.

[14.05.2019] A Different Perspective: Chinese Businesses in Germany

DUAN Wei, head of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany, will give the fourth lecture in the Ringvorlesung series, China: Gestern-Heute-Morgen. He will discuss doing business in Germany from a Chinese perspective.


All lectures in the series take place on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22
More information here.

[08.05.2019] Prof. Schmidt Glintzer Speaks at Public Hearing in Bundestag: "Religious Freedom: The Human Rights Situation of Religious Minorities in China"

Wed., 8 May 2019, 15.00-18.00 Livestream from the German Bundestag

CCT Director, Prof. Dr. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer has been invited to speak at the Bundestag in a public hearing on human rights and humanitarian aid. He will be addressing the issue of religious freedom in China, specifically the current human rights situation of China's religious minorities.

Information and parliamentary party questions here

Link to Livestream (15.00-18.00) here

[07.05.2019] China Lecture: China in the Global Economy - A New World Order?

Sino-German Economic Relations in the Context of Digitilisation and Electromobility

As part of the Studium Generale Ringvorlesung series, China: Past, Present and Future, Dr. Hubert Lienhard will discuss challenges and solutions for Germany's economic competitiveness in light of China's rising industrial and economic power.

All lectures in the series will be held on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22.

More information here.

May 4th Movement Exhibition and Workshop

From May 2 - 4, a workshop commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the May 4th Movement will be held at CCT.

An exhibition on the topic will run at Weltethos Institut (Hintere Grabenstraße 26) from May 5-31 and can be visited during regular centre opening hours, weekdays 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00. The exhibition opening will be held on May 4, 19:00.

More information here.

April

[30.04.2019] 100 Jahre 4. Mai Bewegung: Ereignis und Mythos

Organised by CCT's ChinaForum Tübingen team, as part of the Studium Generale Ringvorlesung series, China: Past, Present and Future, Prof. Dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik will discuss myth and reality of the may 4th movement.
All lectures in the series will be held on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22
More information here.

[23.04.2019] Chinas Rolle in der Welt– eine Neuvermessung

Organised by CCT's ChinaForum Tübingen team, the Studium Generale Ringvorlesung series, China: Past, Present and Future, begins on April 23 with a lecture by CCT Director, Prof. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer. Prof. Schmidt-Glintzer will discuss China's social, political and economic developments and the ways in its global role has evolved.
All lectures in the series will be held on Tuesdays at 18:15 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22
More information here.

 

ThinkInChina #70 – Trumped: the Future of China-US Rivalry

The 70th ThinkInChina event was held on March 3rd in Beijing.

Shi Yinhong, Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for American Studies at Renmin University in Beijing, spoke on the topic of US-China relations and the ongoing trade war.

More information about the event here

Ringvorlesung Summer 2019 - China: Past, Present and Future

As part of the Studium Generale curriculum, CCT's Ministry of Education-funded ChinaForum Tübingen (CFT) project team has organised a series of lectures on China's social, political and economic transformation. Featuring both renowned China scholars and speakers from the world of business and the media, the series opens on April 23 with a lecture from CCT director, Prof. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer.

All lectures will be held on Tuesdays from 18:15-20:00 at Kupferbau, Hörsaal 22.

More Information here.

February

[14.02.2019] China Business in the Year of the Pig

2019 Outlook for German and Chinese Enterprises

Ruth Schimanowski (Managing Director, German Centre Beijing) and Prof. Dr. Matthias Niedenführ (China Centrum Tübingen) will be discussing opportunities and challenges for German and Chinese businesses in light of recent economic and political developments.

14.02.2019, 10:15 A.M., China Centrum Tübingen

January

[28.01.2019] From Poisoned Milk to Fake Vaccines: When Business and Morality Collide in China

Qian Zhao (Universität Erfurt) will give the twelfth lecture in the Novissima Sinica series, 'From Poisoned Milk to Fake Vaccines: When Business and Morality Collide in China'. In this lecture, she demonstrates how scandals arising from unscrupulous business practices have brought ethicists into the limelight and explores the context and content of their prescriptions for doing business ethically.

More information here.

[14.01.2019] Transnationale Unternehmer und globale Wissenstransfers

As part of the Series "Geographischen Kolloquium" Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn will give a lecture on january 14th, 18:15 at Hörsaal Geowissenschaften S320, Hölderlinstr. 12 about "Transnational Entrepreneurs and global knowledge transfer".

 

[11.01.2019] Kunstwerke des alten China in Deutschland – Aufriss eines Forschungsprojekts

Prof. Dr. Wang Weijiang (Fudan University, Shanghai) will give a lecture about "ancient chinese artwork in Germany – an outline of a research project“ on Friday, January 11th, 16:15 at China Centrum Tübingen.