Chinese Studies

LIANG Yong (Edward), M.A. 梁永

Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen

Academic Career

  • 2017- Lecturer, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • 2015- Teaching Assistant and Collaborator for Manchu Archive-reading, SOAS University of London
  • 2014- MA in History, SOAS University of London

Research Interests
Apart from being a lecturer at the Department of Chinese Studies, Yong Liang is currently writing his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Vogel and Prof. Mittag. His PhD research focuses on the economic growth of the imperial Jin-Qing state before 1644, with the additional intention of drafting a monograph to be published within the Brill series on non-European territorial expansion. Besides, as Yong Liang is an expert in Manchu language, he has already translated some relevant Manchu primers. For instance, Ki meng 啓蒙 (which will be published under the title A Book for Enlightening Methods to Learn the Manchu Language), Oyonggo jorin bithe 指要 (to be published as Fundamental Ideas for Learning the Manchu Language) and Sirame oyonggo jorin bithe 續編指要 (to be published as Fundamental Ideas for Learning the Manchu Language, Continued).

Other Activities
In addition, Yong Liang takes part in a research group undertaking translations of Jesuit Chinese treatises on western science, technology and medicine led by Prof. Vogel. These works were written by Jesuit missionaries during the late Ming period who by means of introducing useful and reliable knowledge into China tried to achieve their proselytizing ends. His collaboration contributes to the DFG funded research project “Translating Western Science, Technology and Medicine to Late Ming China: Convergences and Divergences in the Light of the Kunyu gezhi 坤輿格致 (Investigations of the Earth's Interior; 1640) and Taixi shuifa 泰西水法 (Hydromethods of the Great West; 1612)."