Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel, Chair for Chinese History and Society, Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University, and Prof. Zhang Baichun 张柏春, Center for Comparative Studies, Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (IHNS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, have been generously granted an amount of ca. 200.000 € by the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGCRP, Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung, 中德科学中心), Beijing . This three-year grant is destined for the establishment of a Sino-German Mobility Programme (2020-2022) dealing with the "Transfer of Technical and Scientific Knowledge between Europe and China during the Early Modern Period" (近代早期中欧技术科学知识的转移).
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Father Schall was the second participant of the mobility program. His visit to the Far West aimed at demonstrating how this table should look like, when people travel in the other direction. Furthermore, Pater Schall used the opportunity to explain details about the translation process of the Kunyu gezhi to members of the research project.
Dr. Cao was the first participant of the mobility program to depart for an exchange visit. During her fortnight stay in Beijing she met with Prof. ZHANG Baichun, Dr. LI Mingyang and other colleagues of CAS-IHNS to discuss the further proceeding of the program and relevant academic cooperation. Besides, she made use of her time in Beijing to carry out research and acquire sources especially at the Number One Historical Archives and the National Library of China.