Scholarship: Landesgraduiertenförderung (LGFG) PhD Scholarship for Han Qijin 韩奇金, M.A.
We are pleased to announce that a scholarship within the "Landesgraduiertenförderung" (LGFG) program has been granted to Han Qijin for her PhD project.
We are pleased to announce that a scholarship within the “Landesgraduiertenförderung” (LGFG) program has been granted to Han Qijin for her PhD project “The Art of Fugue: Translating the European Thermometer to China during the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)”. By conducting a comparative and text-critical translation, contextualisation and analysis of two Jesuit treatises, Yanqi tushuo 驗氣圖說 (Illustrated Explanations of Verifying Qi; 1671) and Yanqi hanshubiao shuo 驗氣寒暑表說 (Explanations of the Cold-and-hot Meter [for Verifying Qi]; n.d.), this doctoral study strives to reconstruct the transmission and reception of the European thermometry during the Kangxi reign (1662-1722), and thus to further a better understanding of Sino-Western knowledge exchange in the era of early modern globalisation. This dissertation is supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel and Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag, and is part of the DFG 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 the Taixi shuifa 泰西水法 (Hydromethods of the Great West; 1612)” directed by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel.Back