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Lecture: Salome Foltin, "Tan-Che-Qua (c. 1728-1796): A Chinese Export Painter‘s Contribution to the English Garden Design in Eighteenth Century"

Salome Foltin, M.A. (Tübingen)
"Tan-Che-Qua (c. 1728-1796): A Chinese Export Painter‘s Contribution to the English Garden Design in Eighteenth Century" (PhD Project)
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 9:00-10:30 am s.t., Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Ausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d) (E 13 TV-L, 100%) am China Centrum Tübingen

Im China Centrum der Universität Tübingen (CCT) ist baldmöglichst die Stelle einer/eines

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d)
(E 13 TV-L, 100%)

befristet bis zum 31.12.2023 zu besetzen.
Aufgabe des CCT ist es, die China-Kompetenz der Universität Tübingen in allen Bereichen zu stärken. Neben der inneruniversitären Vernetzungsarbeit soll das CCT in den zwei Handlungsfeldern ,,Wirtschaft & Wirtschaftskultur" sowie ,,Kultur & Gesellschaft" in Zusammenarbeit mit inner- und außeruniversitären Interessierten und Institutionen klar formulierte und budgetierte interdisziplinäre Projektformate entwickeln und vorhandene Formate weiterentwickeln.
Zu den Aufgaben gehört neben der Arbeit an einer Promotion, möglichst mit Bezug zum Bereich Wirtschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft des modernen China, die Mitarbeit im CCT in enger Abstimmung mit dessen Direktor Prof. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer.

Aufgaben im Einzelnen:

  • Erarbeitung und Fertigstellung einer Promotion
  • Koordination und Begleitung der Umsetzung des Jahresplans des CCT
  • Ausbau des ChinaDesk als innovative Informations- und Organisationsplattform
  • Anleitung der Hilfskräfte
  • Weiterentwicklung des Projektkonzeptes
  • Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (inkl. Social Media)

Voraussetzungen:

  • Wissenschaftlicher Hochschulabschluss mit China-Bezug (Master oder äquivalent)
  • Erfahrung im Wissenschaftsmanagement sind erwünscht
  • Kenntnisse des Chinesischen und eigene Auslandserfahrung im ostasiatischen Kulturraum
  • Fließend Englisch in Wort und Schrift
  • Sicherer Umgang mit Microsoft-Office sowie Bereitschaft, sich in SAP-, Typo3- und Social Media-Anwendungen einzuarbeiten

Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Die Universität Tübingen strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet deshalb entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen um ihre Bewerbung.
Sind Sie interessiert? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung bevorzugt per Mail mit den üblichen Unterlagen, darunter eine aussagekräftige Darstellung des Promotionsprojektes, bis zum 22.02.2021 an die Universität Tübingen, Dr. Andrea Schaub, Dezernat für Forschung, Rümelinstr. 32, 72072 Tübingen. E-Mail: dezernat.forschungspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Chinese perspectives on a world in turmoil

Thursday, February 18 2021, 12.30 p.m. CET

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For China, the global financial crisis in 2007/8 can be considered as the starting point of a “world in turmoil”. In light of the failing of Western capitalist systems, China began to rethink its own role in the world. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, a new ambitious domestic and global agenda was formulated. China no longer needed to “keep a low profile” (taoguang yanghui). With the Belt and Road Initiative, it demonstrated that it had something to offer to the world. The Chinese leadership saw an opportunity to improve its role in international institutions and shape the international order to make it more compatible with China’s needs. The growing rivalry with the United States during the Trump presidency was seen as proof that the US tried to contain China’s rise, while the US withdrawal from international organisations created more space for China to amplify its voice and promote its own narratives, including on the pandemic.

Dr. Gudrun Wacker is at present Senior Fellow in the Asia Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin, a think tank providing political advice to the German government and parliament. Her research focuses on Chinese foreign and security policy, especially EU-China relations, China and the Asia-Pacific region and security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific more generally. She is currently an EU delegate to the Experts and Eminent Persons Group of the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Lecture: GUO Aiting (Tübingen), "Analysis of Bao Shichen and the Lianghuai Salt Reform during the Late Qing Period"

GUO Aiting, M.A., PhD cand. (University of Tübingen)
"Analysis of Bao Shichen 包世臣 (1775-1855) and the Lianghuai Salt Reform during the Late Qing Period"
Thursday, 18 February 2021, 9:00-10:30 am s.t. Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Lecture: Hans-Jürgen Bieling (Tübingen), "The European Union’s search for geopolitical space in the era of Covid-19"

Thursday, February 11 2021, 12.30 p.m. CET

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The European Union is often seen as a “civil power” or “normative power” focused on a market-liberal and rules-based promotion of globalization. A critical political economy perspective, however, highlights that geoeconomic and geopolitical considerations are also part of its strategic orientation. In past decades, such considerations were tied to the dynamics of globalization and had been defined in close cooperation with the United States. Against the background of decelerated globalization, caused by a series of crisis dynamics, including the covid 19 pandemic, the EU is in the process of rethinking its international role. Debates on “strategic autonomy” indicate that the rethinking is related to transatlantic relations and the management of EU-internal crisis dynamics, but also to the changing terms of conflict and cooperation with China.

Hans-Jürgen Bieling is Professor of Political Economy at the Institute of Politics (IfP) at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen since 2011. From 2016 to 2019 he was Managing Director of the IfP; and from 2012 to 2018 he was one of the speakers of the DVPW Section on Political Economy. Furthermore, he is a board member of the F.A.T.K. (Research Institute on Labour, Technology and Culture), and he works as liaison Professor for the Hans Böckler Foundation. He is co-editor of the Journals Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB) and Politikum, and of the book series on Global Political Economy (VS Springer). He has published widely in the fields of European integration and International Political Economy. Publications related to the topic of his talk include: Die Globalisierungs- und Weltordnungspolitik der Europäischen Union (Globalisation and World Order Politics of the European Union, 2010); Neue Segel, alter Kurs? Die Eurokrise und ihre Folgen für das europäische Wirtschaftsregieren (New Sails, Old Course? The Euro crisis and its Consequences for European Economic Governance, co-edited with Simon Guntrum, 2019); Globalisierungskonflikte. Die strategische Positionierung und Rolle der EU in der neuen Triade-Konkurrenz (Globalisation Conflicts. The Strategic Positioning and Role of the EU in the New Triad Competition); in: Prokla. Zeitschrift für kritische Sozialwissenschaft 49(1), 59-78.

Lecture: HOU Yu (Tübingen), "Government Salt Policy during the Early Qing Period and the Huangchao wenxian tongkao"

HOU Yu (University of Tübingen, PhD candidate)
"Government Salt Policy during the Early Qing Period and the Huangchao wenxian tongkao 皇朝文獻通考 (Comprehensive Investigations Based on Literary and Documentary Sources of Our August Dynasty)"
Date changed!
Thursday, 11th February 2021, 10:00-11:30 A.M. s.t., Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Info: Vorstellung der MA und MEd-Studiengänge in Tübingen / Presentation of MA and MEd Programmes in Tübingen

Dear colleagues and students,
We, the Department of Chinese Studies at Tübingen University, Germany, would like to cordially invite you to an online event informing about our M.A. and M.Ed. programmes on 9 Feb 2021, 18:00 s.t. (Central European Time)

M.A. Chinese Studies / Sinologie (China and the Dynamics of Globalisation)
•    offering pre-modern and modern specialization in Chinese studies with a focus on China in relation to and exchange with its Asian and global environment, and in-depth language training on Chinese. It will equip students with the competencies and skills to understand the important role of China in the historical process of globalisation both in the past and in the present.
M.A. Politics and Society in East Asia / Politik und Gesellschaft in Ostasien
•    an interdisciplinary programme, combining social science approaches, regional expertise, and in-depth language training (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean).
M.Ed. Teaching Education (Lehramt)
•    The integration of Chinese into school language teaching is a growing trend. The teaching education programme of M.Ed. Chinese is the first university in Baden-Württemberg to train teachers for the teaching of Chinese in schools.

We offer multiple options to study abroad. Tuition fees in Germany are relatively low as EU students pay only ca. 150 € per semester, while in the case of non-EU students these are 1500 € per semester. For more details, please visit our website:
https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/82508
https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/82516
https://uni-tuebingen.de/de/82505

With kindest regards,
 
Prof. Fei HUANG 黄菲
Chair of Chinese History and Society
Department of Chinese Studies
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 133
72074 Tübingen

Lecture: Eberhard Sandschneider (Berlin), "Crisis Outfall: The Demise of US-China Relations"

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Thursday, February 04 2021, 12.30 p.m. CET
Confrontations between China and the United States are obviously continuing to increase under the presidency of Joe Biden. American concerns about the rise of China and its effects on the existing global order, a more assertive Chinese foreign policy and growing European concerns about decoupling are the basic ingredients for an ever more critical assessment of policies and intentions. What are the prospects for Sino-US relations under a new American administration and what will be the role of the EU?
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider held a chair in Chinese politics and international relations at 
Freie Universität Berlin until October 2020. Between 2003 and 2016, he served as Otto Wolff Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). Since 2014, he is one of the two Deans of Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance, Zeit Foundation, Hamburg. In 2017, he joined Berlin Global Advisors (BGA), a Global Risk Consulting Company, as a Partner. Between 1995 and 1998, he was Professor of International Relations at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz. After moving to Freie Universität Berlin in October 1998, he was Managing Director of the Freie Universität’s Otto Suhr Institute from October 1999 to March 2001 and served as Dean of the Department of Political and Social Sciences from 2001 to 2003.
Eberhard Sandschneider‘s books include Globale Rivalen: Chinas unheimlicher Aufstieg und die 
Ohnmacht des Westens (Global Rivals: China’s Uncanny Rise and the Helplessness of the West, 2008) and Der erfolgreiche Abstieg Europas: Heute Macht abgeben um morgen zu gewinnen (Europe’s Successful Descent: Giving Away Power Today in Order to Win Tomorrow, 2011). He was promoted to full professor with a project on “The Stability and Transformation of Political Systems” (1993) and wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Military and Politics in the People’s Republic of China 1969-1986” (1986). He graduated from the Saar University in 1981 in English language and literature, classical philology, and political science.

Lecture: Anna Strob (Tübingen), "Mission Impossible? The Translation of Aristotelian Natural Philosophy to Late Ming China: The Example of Alfonso Vagnone’s Kongji gezhi" Seoul National University

Our associated researcher Anna Strob, M.A., was invited by the Institute of Greco-Roman Studies at Seoul National University to contribute to the international workshop on "Aristoteles Asianus: Aristotle’s Works, the Coimbra Texts, and Jesuits’ Chinese Translations in the Seventeenth Century." In her presentation on 3 February 2021 she introduced an in-depth study on selected passages from the Kongji gezhi 空際格致 (Investigation into Phenomena in the Atmosphere, c. 1633) and the accommodative approach taken by the Jesuit missionary Alfonso Vagnone in his Chinese translation of Aristotelian natural philosophy to late Ming China. The online format of the conference allowed the joining of various scholars from related research fields and drew an international audience that actively engaged in the unfolding discussion.

Lecture: Anna Strob, "The Three Regions of Air in Alfonso Vagnone’s Kongji gezhi (c. 1633)"

Anna Strob (University of Tübingen)
"The Three Regions of Air in Alfonso Vagnone’s Kongji gezhi 空際格致 (Investigation into Phenomena in the Atmosphere, c. 1633)"
Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 9:00-10:30 s.t., Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Lecture: Mark R. Thompson (Hong Kong), "COVID-19 Response in China and East Asia: Unhealthy Populism and Healthy Authoritarianism?"

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Thursday, January 21 2021, 12.30 p.m. CET

Leninist regimes in China and Vietnam have been among the world's most successful in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. By comparison, electoral populist regimes in Indonesia and the Philippines have seemingly failed in their pandemic responses. Alongside other, ‘softer’ authoritarian regimes in East Asia (Northeast and Southeast Asia), e.g., Singapore and Thailand, this appears to suggest non-democratic rule has proved superior in coping with this health crisis. But a closer look suggests a more complex picture. Liberal democracies with pragmatic governments in South Korea and Taiwan performed well, although relying less on lockdowns and more on tracing, testing, as well as digital technology. But populist rule has indeed often served as a hindrance to accountability in East Asia and beyond. In the Philippines, the Duterte government's poor performance is linked to growing autocratization that has weakened press freedom and limited opposition which might have otherwise resulted in greater accountability and an improved pandemic response.

Mark R. Thompson is professor of politics and head, Department of Asian and International Studies, as well as director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong. A specialist of East Asian politics, he has published more than 50 articles in high-ranking journals and is the author or editor of ten books. His most recent book publications are China’s “Singapore Model” and Authoritarian Learning, edited with Stephan Ortmann (Routledge 2020), Governance and Democracy in the Asia-Pacific, edited with Stephen McCarthy (Routledge 2020), Authoritarian Modernism in East Asia (Palgrave 2019), and the Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines, edited with Eric V. Batalla (Routledge 2018).

The World in Crisis Mode: Fighting, hedging and utilizing the corona pandemic in Greater China and Asia

Colloquium Greater China/Modern China, Winter 2020/21

When human-to-human transmissions of a new coronavirus were first reported in January 2020, few people – most probably within China and its near-by periphery – could have foreseen the scale of the crisis that would soon follow. Within two months, a local outbreak of infections in the city of Wuhan in Central China turned into a pandemic, sending political systems worldwide into crisis-mode and redefining the complex web of international relations. The coronavirus crisis has revealed the strength and weaknesses of political regimes across Greater China and (East) Asia as each developed their own specific strategies to fight the virus. At the same time, the crisis arguably accelerated existing trends in international relations, most notably the increasing competition for global power between the U.S. and China. 

This colloquium takes stock of the political and social repercussions of this pandemic in Greater China and (East) Asia. It focuses particularly on the role of China as the major factor shaping regional and international relations and explores the dimensions of regional and global political change accelerated by the pandemic’s impact.

This lecture series is organized as a luncheon seminar via Zoom. It is an online event that takes place on Thursdays from 12.30 to 13.45. Speakers are supposed to talk no longer than 25-30 minutes, followed by 45-50 minutes Q&A. 

Please follow the links to the individual sessions for detailed information and registration. 

12 November 2020:
How may the pandemic affect political trust in China?
Li Lianjiang, Hong Kong

19 November 2020:
The pandemic and Hong Kong’s political survival
Malte Kaeding, Surrey

26 November 2020:
The governmentality of anti-epidemic politics in Taiwan
Gunter Schubert, Tübingen

3 December 2020:
Still catching up or already looking back? How the Corona pandemic changed South Koreans' view of the West
Lee You Jae, Tübingen

17 December 2020
Japan-China relations during the coronavirus crisis
Chris Hughes, LSE

14 January 2021
Covid-19 - a litmus test for Southeast Asian regionalism
Jürgen Rüland, Freiburg

21 January 2021:
COVID-19 Response in China and East Asia: Unhealthy Populism and Healthy Authoritarianism?
Mark Thompson, Hongkong

4 February 2021
Crisis outfall: the demise of US-China relations
Eberhardt Sandschneider, Berlin

11 February 2021
The European Union’s search for geopolitical space in the era of Covid-19
Hans-Jürgen Bieling, Tübingen

18 February 2021
Chinese perspectives on a world in turmoil
Gudrun Wacker, Berlin

Lecture: YANG Aidong (Shandong), "The Introduction of Aristotle's Episteme in Ferdinand Verbiest's Qiongli xue (1683)"

Prof. Yang Aidong (Shandong University of Science and Technology)
"The Introduction of Aristotle's Επιστήμη in Ferdinand Verbiest's Qiongli xue 窮理學 (The Learning of the Fathoming of Principles; 1683)", in Chinese
Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 9:00-10:30 am s.t. Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Vortrag: Sascha Zhivkov zur gegenseitigen gesellschaftlichen Wahrnehmung in der VR China, Taiwan und Hongkong

Am 19.01.2021 um 20 Uhr hält unser Mitarbeiter Sascha Zhivkov einen Vortrag zum Thema "Die gegenseitige Wahrnehmung der Gesellschaften Chinas, Hongkongs und Taiwans: Träume und Albträume über die eine chinesische Nation" an der VHS Ulm (für Teilnahmeinformationen dem Link folgen). 

Book Launch: Migration Management in East Asia

Prof. Schubert, our former colleague Dr. Franziska Plümmer (now University of Vienna), and Anastasiya Bayok (Freie Unviersität Berlin) will give a lecture on the occasion of their book launch for “Immigration Governance in East Asia: Norm Diffusion, Politics of Identity, Citizenship” (Routledge) on Friday,  January 15th, 3 to 5 p.m. PDF

The public talk will be chaired by Professor Verena Blechinger-Talcott (Vice-President for International Affairs fo Freie Universität Berlin, and former director of the Einstein Visiting Fellow projects and GEAS)

The book is edited by Gunter Schubert, Franziska Plümmer and Anastasiya Bayok, and analyses immigration policies in East Asia in the context of contemporary global migration flows and mobility. It is one of the first scholarly attempts to investigate East Asian immigration from such a comprehensive perspective. East Asian states demonstrate both similarities and striking differences in their immigration governance strategies and practices. International norms, as well as established traditional connections between states and nations in East Asia, accompanied by economic interdependences and in some cases political tensions in the region, self-identity and perceptions of “the other” effect immigration policy in East Asia in multiply ways. To assess how global norms of migration have impacted the East Asian migration region and explore regional migration trends, the book contains 13 case studies which investigate the regulation of immigration in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Three analytical strands, namely, norm diffusion, identity politics, and citizenship, build the theoretical framework for the case studies which investigate how regional and national norms, discourses, and institutions affect local communities and migration patterns. The most recent world-wide mobility restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could also leave its mark on immigration governance in East Asia.

The lecture will be held in English and via Webex (online). Please register with the GEAS Events by January 5, 2021 at events@geas.fu-berlin.de

Lecture: Jürgen Rüland (Freiburg), "Covid-19 - A Litmus Test for Southeast Asian Regionalism"

Thursday, January 14 2021, 12.30 p.m. CET

The presentation examines the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Southeast Asian regionalism. It rests on a theoretical framework informed by Historical Institutionalism. It argues that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has responded to the crisis in a path dependent way. The latter is shaped by a time-tested repository of cooperation norms which give precedence to national sovereignty. Hence belated, ad hoc and largely declaratory collective responses to the COVID-19 crisis constitute business as usual. They are unlikely to have disruptive effects on ASEAN’s operations. Yet member countries’ emergency measures are intensifying ongoing processes of democratic backsliding and will have negative repercussions on the grouping’s inclusiveness. They will propel a reversal into an elitist and state-centric regional grouping. Also, relations with China, which on the one hand are characterized by Chinese material largesse, but on the other by encroachments on ASEAN member states’ claims in the contested South China Sea, will jeopardize regional cohesion.

Jürgen Rüland studied Political Science, History and German Literature at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Freiburg in 1981 and his habilitation degree (Habilitation) at the same university in 1989. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Stanford, the National University of Singapore, the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Chiang Mai University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, and FLACSO Argentina, Buenos Aires. Since 1999, with short interruptions, he is external examiner at the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration of the University of Malaya. In 2009, Universitas Indonesia appointed him as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

He is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Asia Europe Journal, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Contexto Internacional and Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB). In 2007, Pacific Affairs awarded him and Christl Kessler the William L. Holland Prize for the best article in 2006. He was the Stanford University/National University of Singapore Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow for Southeast Asia 2010 and fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in 2010/2011 and 2014/2015. His research interests include cooperation and institution-building in international relations, globalization and regionalization, international relations and security in the Asia-Pacific region, democratization, political, economic, social and cultural change in Southeast Asia.

Lecture: Christopher R. Hughes (LSE), "Japan-China Relations during the Coronavirus Crisis"

Thursday, December 17 2020, 12.30 p.m. CET

Christopher R. Hughes is Professor of International Relations at the LSE, where he teaches courses in the International Politics of the Asia Pacific, Chinese Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Analysis. He also served as Director of the Asia Research Centre at the LSE from 2002 to 2005. He has organised joint research projects with Fudan University, Renmin University, the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, and the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies at Waseda University. He has also been a visiting fellow at Waseda, Aichi University (Nagoya), Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and Academic Sinica (Taiwan).

His books include Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism (Routledge 1997), China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward (edited with Gudrun Wacker, Routledge 2003) and Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era (Routledge 2006). He has also published various articles on the international politics of the Asia-Pacific, international relations theory and foreign policy in leading academic journals and currently working on a major research project on the development and role of militarism in China and Japan, the first stage of which appeared in ‘Militarism and the China Model: The Case of National Defense Education’, Journal of Contemporary China, 2017.

Lecture: Adrian Masters (Tübingen), "Chunquian of Xipu: Fukienese Slave, Merchant, and 'Prime Minister' of Spanish Manila, 1635-1644"

Adrian Masters (University of Tübingen)
"Chunquian of Xipu: Fukienese Slave, Merchant, and 'Prime Minister' of Spanish Manila, 1635-1644"
Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 17:30-19:30 c.t., Zoom video conference (link via Sinoliste)

Vortrag: Ulrich Theobald in Münster, "Organisierte Kriminalität und soziale Kontrolle in Asien"

Ulrich Theobald hält an der Universität Münster einen Vortrag zu "Organisierte Kriminalität und soziale Kontrolle in Asien"
Do, 10.12.2020, 16:00
im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung "Control and Security in Modern and Premodern Asia"
Ringvorlesung im Wintersemester 2020/21, mit Unterstützung der Eurasia Foundation (from Asia)
Programm

Lecture: LEE You Jae (Tübingen), "Where is the West to Catch Up? How the Corona Pandemic Changed the World View of the South Koreans"

Thursday, December 3 2020, 12.30 p.m. CET

South Korea has taken relatively efficient measures since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping the number of positively infected cases low. At the same time, the Western industrialized countries have great problems in coping with the problem. In the western media, one often reads "what can we learn from Korea?
Such views from the West are new since the opening of the country in the second half of the 19th century. For in the age of imperialism, Korea was depicted as a barbaric country. In the Cold War era, the country was considered underdeveloped and was the object of extensive development aid. In the 1997 financial crisis, the country had to be rescued from bankruptcy with massive IMF aid. The West has always been regarded as a model for Korea, be it civilization, modernity, democracy or welfare. In the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, Korea suddenly became a model for the West and significantly changed Korea's self-image. It will trigger a new discussion about Korea's position in the world, in which Korea will not just follow the Western model.
Professor Lee studied History, Korean Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science in Berlin (FU Berlin, HU Berlin), Seoul (SNU), and in Erfurt. He received his Dr. phil. in History with a dissertation on Christian missionary work in the colonial era. After spending some time as research associate at the Free University of Berlin and at the University of Bonn, he worked as junior professor for Korean Studies from 2010 to 2016 at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. From October 2016 to March 2018, he held the position of deputy professorship for the W3-professorial chair in Korean Studies until he was appointed for the W3-professorial chair in April 2018. His research focus lies in Postcolonial Studies, Cold War, migration, and diaspora.

Book Launch: Henning Klöter and Mårten Söderblom Saarela, "Language Diversity in the Sinophone World"

Prof. Henning Klöter (HU Berlin) and Dr. Mårten Söderblom Saarela (Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica)
Book Launch: "Language Diversity in the Sinophone World"
Monday, 30 November 2020, 12:30-13:30 s.t. Zoom (announced via Sinoliste)

Lecture: Gunter Schubert (Tübingen), "The Governmentality of Anti-Epidemic Politics in Taiwan"

Thursday, November 26 2020, 12.30 p.m. CET

The Taiwan government has gained much international recognition for its successful strategy to fight the coronavirus pandemic at home. Since it responded resolutely and systematically to the first suspicion of human-to-human transmission of a new coronavirus detected in China by early January 2020 already, Taiwan has avoided large-scale infection waves and has displayed one of the most impressive records of containing the virus worldwide. Obviously, the government steered the wheel in Taiwan’s anti-epidemic politics with the population complying willfully. It is argued in this presentation that, among other factors, latent anti-China sentiment coupled with a hidden narrative of fear bespeaking Taiwanese nationalism is important in understanding Taiwan’s successful response to the crisis which has been a catalysator for further estrangement across the Taiwan Strait.

Gunter Schubert is Chair Professor of Greater China Studies and Director of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen.

You can watch a recording of the talk here

Colloquium premodern China and Chinese language, WS 2020-21

Taiwan Documentary Film Festival 2020 - Taiwans Ureinwohner

Vom 13. bis 22. November stellt das Dokumentarfilmfestival 2020 des Taiwanforschungszentrums ERCCT Taiwans Ureinwohner in den Mittelpunkt. Das Festival findet komplett digital statt und präsentiert vier interessante Dokumentationen zum Leben dieser in der taiwanischen Gesellschaft start benachteiligten Gruppe (im Original mit englischen Untertiteln). Außerdem erwartet Sie am Montag, den 16. November, ein Vortrag des taiwanisch-amerikanischen Anthropologen Prof. Kerim Friedman, "Space, Time, and Indigeneity in Contemporary Taiwanese Documentary Film", und am Freitag, den 20. November eine Diskussion mit dem "Gastregisseur" Pilin Yapu 比令 亞布. 
Nähere Informationen zum Programm finden Sie auf der ERCCT Website.

Zur Teilnahme können Sie sich kostenlos registrieren unter https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taiwan-documentary-film-festival-2020-tdff2020-tickets-127314474019

Lecture: Malte Kaeding (Surrey), "The Pandemic and Hong Kong’s Political Survival"

Thursday, November 19, 2020  12:30 PM CET

This talk will examine the political developments in Hong Kong during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic against the backdrop dramatically changing relations with mainland Chinese authorities. The transformation of the resistance movement and initial findings from research into the yellow economic circle are analysed through the conceptual lens of affective communities. 

Dr Malte Philipp Kaeding is a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Surrey. He is the co-founder of the Hong Kong Studies Association (HKSA). Malte researches emotions and international relations and is the director/writer/producer of a feature-length documentary (Black Bauhinia) on the Hong Kong localist movement.

You can find a recording of the talk here

Lecture: LI Lianjiang (Hong Kong), "How May the Pandemic Affect Political Trust in China?"

November 12 2020, CET 12:30 p.m.

A recent survey shows that popular trust in the Chinese central government grows stronger due to its effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey also observes growth in public confidence in local governments. The survey researchers implicitly assume that the observed trust in the central government is equivalent to observed trust in a national government or federal government in electoral democracy. They also implicitly assume that the observed trust in local government in China is equivalent to observed trust in local government in electoral democracy. I offer a different interpretation of the survey result. As I see it, the target of political trust in China is the Center, which is ultimately the top leader. The observed trust in the central government indicates trust in the Center’s commitment, while the observed trust in the local government reflects confidence about the Center’s capacity. Trust in the central government has always been exceptionally high in the country. What is more noteworthy is the growth of trust in local government. 

Lianjiang Li is a professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is focused on political participation and political trust in China. He is the co-author (with Kevin O’Brien) of Rightful Resistance in Rural China (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His research articles appear in Asian Survey, China Information, China Journal, China Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Modern China, Political Behavior and Political Studies.

You can find a recording of the talk here.

Ab 2.11. alle Lehrveranstaltungen regulär online

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Einführungsveranstaltung Sinologie WS 2020/21

Fr, 30.10., 14:00-15:00
Studierende im Haupt- und Nebenfach B.A., B.Ed. 1. Semester (Neue Aula, Wilhelmstraße/Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, Hörsaal 9, für Personen, die nicht kommen: Zoom-Verbindung: , Meeting-ID: ).

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Kommen Sie nicht, wenn Sie in den letzten 14 Tagen Kontakt zu positiv auf SARS-CoV-2 (19) getesteten Personen hatten oder sich in einem Gebiet aufgehalten haben, das als Risikogebiet eingestuft wurde, oder wenn Sie grippeähnliche Symptome haben.

Mo, 2.11., 11:00-12:00
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Mo, 2.11., 14:00-15:00
Studierende im Haupt- und Nebenfach B.A., B.Ed. 3. Semester (online, Zoom-Verbindung: , Meeting-ID: )

Mo, 2.11., 15:30-16:30
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Personalia: Edward Yong LIANG successfully finished his PhD studies

On 29 October 2020 Edward Yong LIANG completed his PhD studies at the Department of Chinese Studies. On this day, the oral examination, i.e. the defensio and disputatio, took place in which Dr. Lars Peter Laamann (Senior Lecturer, SOAS London), Prof. You Jae LEE (Korean Studies), Prof. Achim Mittag (Chinese Studies), Prof. Monika Schrimpf (Japanese Studies), and Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel (Chinese Studies) participated. The title of Dr. Liang’s dissertation thesis, which was supervised by Prof. Vogel and Prof. Mittag, is "The Wealth of a Rising Empire: The Manchu Acquisition of Currencies, People, Lands and Industries before the Conquest of China (1583-1643)." In recent years, Dr. LIANG contributed much to Manchu studies at Tübingen’s Department of Chinese Studies, especially by offering Manchu courses to beginners and more advanced students, but also by teaching seminars and text reading courses dealing with sinological topics.

Publikation: Heberer/Schubert "Weapons of the Rich: Strategic Action of Private Entrepreneurs in Contemporary China"

We announce the recent publication of

Thomas Heberer (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany), and
Gunter Schubert (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany)

WEAPONS OF THE RICH
Strategic Action of Private Entrepreneurs in Contemporary China
 

Vortrag: Gunter Schubert, "China und Hongkong: Das neue Sicherheitsgesetz und seine Auswirkungen"

Am Montag, 21. September, wird Prof. Gunter Schubert Referent in einem Webinar der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung sein.

"China und Hongkong: Das neue Sicherheitsgesetz und seine Auswirkungen"

21.09.2020, 19:30 - 21:00 Uhr

Teilnahme und Info per: https://shop.freiheit.org/#!/Veranstaltung/JZ7LY

Publication: Sabine Kink, "Shared Ideas, Divergent Approaches: The Hydromethods of the Great West and the Question on Tides"

Sabine Kink has published a paper in the Chinese Annals of History of Science and Technology. Her essay “Shared Ideas, Divergent Approaches: The Hydromethods of the Great West (Taixi shuifa 泰西水法) and the Question on Tides” analyses the Jesuit missionaries’ strategically motivated approach to the transfer of knowledge through the translation of Western scientific thought into Chinese. This article is an offspring of the DFG Research Project “Translating Western Science, Technology and Medicine to Late Ming China”.

The image shows an illustration from Hainei qiguan 海內奇觀 (Spectacular Sights Within the Four Seas; 1610), “Observing the Tidal Bore,“ Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin.

Publication: CAO Jin, "From Ricci’s World Map to Schall’s Translation of 'De Re Metallica': Western Learning and China’s Search for Silver in the Late Ming Period (1583–1644)"

An article by Dr. Cao Jin with the title "From Ricci’s World Map to Schall’s Translation of 'De Re Metallica': Western Learning and China’s Search for Silver in the Late Ming Period (1583–1644)" was published in the Journal Crossroads recently. In this paper Dr. Cao analyses what Chinese of the Late Ming period knew about the origins of the silver, which reached them through the hands of Westerners, how they strived to gain access to its sources and how they attempted to increase domestic production by means of Western technology. Her research contributes to the DFG Research Project “Translating Western Science, Technology and Medicine to Late Ming China”.

The image below shows Kunyu wanguo quantu 坤輿萬國全圖 (Complete geographical map of ten thousand countries, 1604?), close-up of the Pacific coast of South America (Nan Yamolijia 南亞墨利加), Kano Collection of Tōhoku University Library.