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Lecture: ZHAO Yawei (Tübingen), "Cultural Exchanges between Chinese Landscape Gardens and European Chinoiserie Gardens during the Qing Dynasty (18th and 19th centuries)"

Zhao Yawei M.A. (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Cultural Exchanges between Chinese Landscape Gardens and European Chinoiserie Gardens during the Qing Dynasty (18th and 19th centuries)"
Dienstag, 19. Juli 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Zoom Meeting ID: 992 3910 4159, Passcode: 836605

Publication: Book on Marco Polo by Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel now also available in Chinese

In his book Marco Polo was in China: New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues (Leiden: Brill, 2013) Hans Ulrich Vogel offers an innovative look at the highly complex topics of currencies, salt production and taxes, commercial levies and other kinds of revenue as well as the administrative geography of the Mongol Yuan empire. The author’s rigorous analysis of Chinese sources and all the important Marco Polo manuscripts as well as his thorough scrutiny of Japanese, Chinese and Western scholarship show that the fascinating information contained in Le devisament dou monde agrees almost perfectly with that we find in Chinese sources, the latter only available long after Marco Polo’s stay in China. Hence, the author concludes that, despite the doubts that have been raised, the Venetian was indeed in Khubilai Khan’s realm.
This book by Hans Ulrich Vogel (Fu Hansi 傅汉思) which is widely considered a milestone in recent Marco Polo research is now also available in a Chinese translation. The translation was carried out by three outstanding Chinese experts in Yuan history and Marco Polo research, that is, Dang Baohai 党宝海, Professor of History at Peking University, Mao Xiaolin 马晓林, Professor of History of Nankai University in Tianjin, and Zhou Sicheng 周思成, Professor of History, Tsinghua University in Beijing. The title of the book in Chinese is Make Boluo daoguo Zhongguo: Huobi, shiyan, shuishou de xinzheng 《马可·波罗到过中国:货币、食盐、税收的新证据》 and it was published in May 2022 by Peking University Press (Beijing daxue chubanshe 北京大学出版社).

About the original publication in English
Announcement of the Chinese translation
Chinese Reactions to the Publication

Lecture: Valerie Hansen (Yale), "Migrations in East Asia and the Americas Between 250 and 900 CE - And Why They Matter"

Keynote Lecture mit Sektempfang (17 Uhr c.t.)
Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe „Migration und Mobilität In Spätantike und Frühmittelalter“
Research Forum 2022:„Migration and Mobility –Perspectives from History, Archaeology and Sociology”

Prof. Dr. Valerie Hansen (Yale)
"Migrations in East Asia and the Americas Between 250 and 900 CE – And Why They Matter
Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2022, 18 Uhr c.t.Alte Aula

Publication: Sabine Kink, "The Explanations of Snow in the Taixi shuifa (Hydromethods of the Great West, 1612) and Their Reception beyond the Ming-Qing Transition"

Sabine Kink has published a paper in Monumenta Serica, 70.1 (2022): 165-207. Her essay "The Explanations of Snow in the Taixi shuifa 泰西水法 (Hydromethods of the Great West, 1612) and Their Reception beyond the Ming-Qing Transition" is an offspring of the DFG Research Project “Translating Western Science, Technology and Medicine to Late Ming China”.

Abstract: The Taixi shuifa (Hydromethods of the Great West, 1612), composed jointly by the Italian Jesuit Sabatino de Ursis and the Chinese official Xu Guangqi, is much more than a technical treatise about Western hydraulic pumps. It also contains an extensive theoretical chapter about the “principles of water” (shuili 水理), including some questions about snow and the formation of its hexagonal crystals in the atmosphere. This essay takes the idiosyncratic answers given in the Taixi shuifa as an example of some of the characteristics of West–East knowledge transfer during the early modern period. Compared to traditional Chinese ideas about these phenomena, the explanations given in the Taixi shuifa appear as a creative combination of standard Renaissance knowledge with a novel quest for experimental verification and first attempts at a mathematization of nature that are not found in subsequent Jesuit works on this topic. However, despite an initially lively response on part of the learned audience during the Ming–Qing transition, the innovative approach of the Taixi shuifa did not eventually lead to decisive changes in traditional Chinese perceptions, and thus foreshadows the growing divergences in scientific developments between China and the West.
Article in full.

«Sekka zusetsu» 雪華図説 (Illustrated Discourse on Snowflowers, 1832), written by Doi Toshitsura 土井利位 (1789-1848), fol. 1a + b, passage with direct reference to the «Taixi shuifa»’s information about snow. Cut-out based on dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/2536975 (National Diet Library 国立国会図書館, Japanese and Chinese Old Materials 和漢書, Rare Books Collection 古典籍資料(貴重書等)その他; public domain).

Lecture: Qingjun JIANG (Tübingen), "Reshaping Masculinity between China and Korea During the Ming-Qing Transition"

Qingjun JIANG (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Reshaping Masculinity between China and Korea During the Ming-Qing Transition (17th and 18th Centuries)"
Dienstag, 12. Juli 2021, 10 Uhr c.t.
Online Veranstaltung
Zoom Meeting, ID: 986 5801 9155, Passcode: 253219

Lecture: ZHANG Zhirui (Tübingen), "The Concept of Xing Body in Pre-Imperial China"

ZHANG Zhirui M.A. (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"The Concept of Xing Body in Pre-Imperial China"
Dienstag, 12. Juli 2021, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Zoom Meeting, ID: 919 4505 9260, Passcode: 414643

Lecture: XU Runzhou (Tübingen), "Between Cults and Markets: Water-oriented Religious Activities in Licheng"

XU Runzhou M.A. (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Between Cults and Markets: Water-Oriented Religious Activities in Licheng"
Dienstag, 12. Juli 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Zoom Meeting ID: 919 4505 9260, Passcode: 414643

Lecture: YANG Zhiyi (Frankfurt), "Toward Mnemonic Justice: The Kneeling Statue of Wang Jingwei and China’s WWII Collaboration"

Prof. Dr. YANG Zhiyi (Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
"Toward Mnemonic Justice: The Kneeling Statue of Wang Jingwei and China’s WWII Collaboration"
Dienstag, 05. Juli 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Online Zoom Meeting, ID: 96798384649, Passcode: 630542

Lecture: Judy LEE Yi Nga (Tübingen), "Hong Kong Exiles in Taiwan: An Ongoing Observation"

Judy LEE Yi Nga (Resident Fellow at the ERCCT)
"Hong Kong Exiles in Taiwan: An Ongoing Observation"
Venue is VG Wilhelmstr. 19 SR 001 on Thursday (7.7) at 6 pm.

Kulturelles: "Moneyboys", ein Film von C. B. Yi

Das Taiwanforschungszentrum ERCCT lädt für Donnerstag, den 7. Juli um 21:00 Uhr ins Kino Arsenal zum chinesischen Beitrag der Reihe Pride Month Screening ein: 

Moneyboys des chinesisch-österreichischen Regisseurs C.B. Yi.

Der junge Fei lebt in einer chinesischen Großstadt und verdient sein Geld als „Moneyboy“, als illegaler Sexarbeiter, um seine Familie auf dem Land zu unterstützen. Seine Verwandten akzeptieren zwar sein Geld, nicht aber seine Homosexualität. Fei beschließt, sein Leben neu zu ordnen, sich zur Liebe zu bekennen und Verantwortung zu übernehmen – für sich selbst und für seinen neuen Geliebten Long. Doch die Vergangenheit als „Moneyboy“ ist nicht so einfach abzustreifen …

In seinem packenden Spielfilmdebüt erzählt C.B. Yi von der Verlorenheit eines jungen Mannes und einer ganzen Generation, die zwischen dem wirtschaftlichen und moralischen Druck der Gesellschaft in einer Sackgasse festzustecken scheint. „Moneyboys“ feierte seine Premiere in Cannes und wurde seitdem vielfach ausgezeichnet, u.a. mit dem Max Ophüls Preis 2022 als Bester Spielfilm.

„‚Moneyboys‘ ist ein existenzieller, queerer und zugleich universaler Film über Liebe, der politische Bedeutung nicht verfolgt, aber sie erzeugt“, heißt es in der Jury-Begründung. „C.B. Yi erzählt seine Geschichte mit einer tiefen Herzlichkeit. Dabei definiert er trotz der harten Umstände seine Figuren nicht über Mitleid. Stattdessen gibt C.B. Yi den Charakteren und dem gesamten Film eine außergewöhnliche Würde.“

Vor dem Film wird Frau Dr. Amélie Keyser-Verreault eine kurze Einführung zu gesellschaftlichen Situationen homosexueller bzw. queerer Personen in China und Taiwan geben. 

Originalfassung in Chinesisch mit deutschen Untertiteln. Karten an der Abendkasse.

Datum: 07.07.2022
Zeit:     21:00 Uhr
Ort:      Kino Atelier, Vor dem Haagtor 1, 72070 Tübingen

Lecture: Yao LIN (Shanghai), "Authoritarian Malepistemization and its Discontents: Chinese Discourses on the Russian-Ukrainian War"

Dr. Yao LIN (NYU, Shanghai), "Authoritarian Malepistemization and its Discontents: Chinese Discourses on the Russian-Ukrainian War"
Friday, July 1, 2022, 12 pm
Zoom registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkde2vpjIoG9ODhq_8wFjekU9ihlb9mX-a

Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine War, the Chinese government and its mouthpieces have mounted a domestic pro-Russia propaganda campaign. This talk will examine the ideological underpinnings of this propaganda effort, its effects on China's public discourse and informational ecosystem, and the various discursive and ideological strategies different intellectuals and netizens adopt to countervail the state's pro-Russia talk points.

Dr. Yao Lin is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Political Science at New York University Shanghai. He publishes extensively in moral and political theory, comparative politics and law, American politics, Chinese politics, and ideology studies.

Vorstellung der Master-Studiengänge der Sinologie Tübingen

Vorstellung der Master-Studiengänge der Sinologie Tübingen
- M.A. Sinologie/Chinese Studies
- M.A. Politik und Gesellschaft Ostasiens
- M.Ed. Chinesisch

Konzepte, Aufbau, Möglichkeiten, Berufe

Montag, 27. Juni 2002, um 18:15, R. 42, Wilhelmstr. 133
bzw. online (https://zoom.us/j/99777624090?pwd=NGNMd09QbmFxbS9Qcmwrc1MxMGc4QT09, Meeting-ID: 997 7762 4090, Kenncode: 789349)

Lecture: Fu Yang (NTU), "Studying Economic Discourse in Premodern China: The Case of Mencius and Beyond"

Dr. Fu Yang (National Taiwan University)
"Studying Economic Discourse in Premodern China: The Case of Mencius and Beyond"
Dienstag, 28. Juni 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Online Veranstaltung, Zoom Meeting ID: 968 5683 9765, Passcode: 575825

Lecture: Vivien Markert (Tübingen), "The Chinese Islamic Association on the Sinicization of Islam"

Vivien Markert, M.A. (Tübingen)
"The Chinese Islamic Association on the Sinicization of Islam" (PhD project)
June 23, 6 PM, Seminarraum 001 in Verfügungsgebäude Wilhemstr. 19

Lecture: Patrick Aberle (Tübingen), "Xu Guangqi’s Arboricultural Knowledge Infrastructure"

Patrick Aberle, M.A.
"Xu Guangqi’s Arboricultural Knowledge Infrastructure" (PhD project)
Dienstag, 21 Juni 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Online Zoom Meeting, ID: 99183171727, Passcode: 018601

Lecture: Dr. Luwei Rose LUQIU (Hong Kong) "Hong Kong: Still a Free Society?"

Dr. Luwei Rose LUQIU 闾丘露薇, Hong Kong Baptist University
“Hong Kong: Still a Free Society?”
Colloquium Greater China Studies, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6 pm In Person: SR 236 Neue Aula
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocuGsrD4tHNTMtxUcGjs9YwFPa-TYOJc0

A free press has been one of the cornerstones of the success of Hong Kong and an essential ingredient of a free society. However, this year, a nosedive in press freedom ranking to 148th globally symbolizes that free speech has been tattered. The introduction of the changes in the media system in Hong Kong and how academic freedom has started to suffer demonstrates how a free society rapidly deteriorated.
Luwei Rose Luqiu (Lüqiu) is assistant professor at the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University. She researches censorship, propaganda, and social movements in authoritarian regimes. She has been a journalist for 20 years and was a 2007 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in mass communication from Pennsylvania State University and earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fudan University. Her latest book is "Covering the 2019 Hong Kong Protests".

Lecture: Jörg Henning Hüsemann (Leipzig), "Soy, Silt and Sh*t - Fertilizers in Agronomic Treatises of Early Modern China"

Dr. Jörg Henning Hüsemann (Universität Leipzig)
"Soy, Silt and Sh*t - Fertilizers in Agronomic Treatises of Early Modern China"
Dienstag, 14. Juni 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Online Zoom Meeting, ID: 93699492948, Passcode: 460793

Lecture: Guo Liqiao 郭立桥 (Xiamen), "The Rivalry Between Mainland China and Taiwan: How They View Each Other's Application to Join the CPTTP"

Guo Liqiao 郭立桥 (Xiamen University, ERCCT short-term resident fellow)
"The Rivalry Between Mainland China and Taiwan: How They View Each Other's Application to Join the CPTTP"
Thursday 6 pm in Seminarraum 001 in Wilhemstr. 19 (Verfügungsgebäude)

Lecture: Xu Runzhou (Tübingen), "Between Cults and Markets: Water-oriented Religious Activities in Licheng"

Xu Runzhou M.A. (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Between Cults and Markets: Water-oriented religious activities in Licheng" (PhD Project)
Dienstag, 24. Mai 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Online Veranstaltung, Zoom Meeting ID: 989 1499 9474, Passcode: 118821

Lecture: Fabian Hiller (Tübingen), "Reevaluating Zhang Taiyan in Japan 1906-1908: Evidence from his Debate and Split with Liu Shipei"

Fabian Hiller M.A. (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Reevaluating Zhang Taiyan in Japan 1906-1908: Evidence from his Debate and Split with Liu Shipei"
Dienstag, 17. Mai 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Online Zoom Meeting ID: 963 3543 6208, Passcode: 668483

Interaktive Diskussion: "Sinologie als wertgeleitete Orientierungswissenschaft? Diskussion zu einer aktuellen Debatte"

Gunter Schubert und Ulrich Theobald (Tübingen)
"Sinologie als wertgeleitete Orientierungswissenschaft? Diskussion zu einer aktuellen Debatte"
im Rahmen des Colloquium Greater China Studies
Do, 12. Mai, 18:00 c.t.
Seminarraum 001, Verfügungsgebäude Wilhelmstr. 19

Lecture: WANG Yakai (Tübingen), "Black Charm: The Role of Women in the Qing Dynasty Opium Consumption"

Dr. Wang Yakai (Department of Chinese Studies, Tübingen University)
"Black Charm: The Role of Women in the Qing Dynasty Opium Consumption"
Dienstag, 10 Mai 2022, 16 Uhr c.t.
Hybrid Veranstaltung: Präsenz in Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 30
Online Zoom Meeting, ID: 948 0035 9016, Passcode: 318632

Lecture: "The Institutionalization of Area Studies in the Triple Alliance II"

Prof. Gunter Schubert (Tübingen) & Prof. Lee You Jae (Tübingen), "Area Studies at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies: How to Bridge Disciplinary Difference and Time"; Prof. Zhai Kun (PKU), "Research for Practical Use: A New Trend in China's Southeast Asian Studies", a joint lecture moderated by Prof. Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (FU Berlin), part of the Triple Alliance Online Series (Autumn/winter term 2021/22)

Fri, 6 May 2022, 10:00 AM CET, per WebEx (see attached QR code).

Colloquium History and Culture of China Summer Term 2022

Tuesday, 4 p.m. c.t., Wilhelmstraße 133, Room 30 [unless otherwise indicated]
Organizers: Prof. Dr. HUANG Fei and Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag

May 10: Dr. Wang Yakai (Tübingen) "Black Charm: The Role of Women in the Qing Dynasty Opium Consumption"
May 17: Fabian Hiller, M.A. (Tübingen) "Reevaluating Zhang Taiyan in Japan 1906-1908: Evidence from his Debate and Split with Liu Shipei"
June 14: Dr. Jörg Hüsemann (Universität Leipzig) "Soy, Silt, and Sh*t - Fertilizers in Agronomic Treatises of Early Modern China"
June 21: Patrick Aberle M.A. (Tübingen) "Xu Guangqi’s Arboricultural Knowledge Structure"
June 28: Prof. Dr. Fu Yang (National Taiwan University) "Studying Economic Discourse in Premodern China: The Case of Mencius and Beyond"
July 5: Prof. Dr. Yang Zhiyi (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) "Toward Mnemonic Justice: The Kneeling Statue of Wang Jingwei and China's WWII Collaboration"
July 12, 10-12 AM: Jiang Qingjun, M.A. (Tübingen) "Reshaping Masculinity between China and Korea during the Ming-Qing Transition (17th and 18th Centuries)"
July 12, 16-18 PM: Xu Runzhou M.A. (Tübingen) "Between Cults and Markets: Water-oriented Religious Activities in Licheng"; Zhang Zhirui M.A. (Tübingen) "The Concept of xing Body in Pre-Imperial China"
July 19: Zhao Yawei M.A. (Tübingen) "Cultural Exchanges between Chinese Landscape Gardens and European Chinoiserie Gardens during the Qing Period (18th and 19th Cents.)"
July 26: Christian Buskühl M.A. (Tübingen) "Imperial Orthodoxy and Donglin Conspiracies: The Official Account of the 'Three Cases' Given in the San chao yaodian 三朝要典 (1626)"

Colloquium Greater China Studies Summer Term 2022

Usually Thursday at 6 PM, at Seminarraum 001, Verfügungsgebäude Wilhelmstr. 19
May 12, 6 PM, Gunter Schubert & Ulrich Theobald (Tübingen) "Sinologie als wertgeleitete Orientierungswissenschaft? Diskussion zu einer aktuellen Debatte"
May 19, 6 PM, SONG Xiance (Tübingen) "Local Policy Process in the Xi Era: Steering Business Environment Policy and its Evaluation Practice in China"
June 2, 6 PM, GUO Liqiao (Tübingen) "The rivalry between Mainland China and Taiwan: how they view each other's application to join the CPTTP"
June 23, 6 PM, Vivien Markert (Tübingen) "The Chinese Islamic Association on the Sinicization of Islam"
July 1 Fr (!), 12:00, Hörsaal 1, Keplerstr. 2, LIN Yao (NYU Shanghai) "“Authoritarian Malepistemization and Its Discontents: Chinese Discourses on the Russo-Ukrainian War"
July 7, 6 PM, LEE Yi Nga (Tübingen) "Hong Kong exiles in Taiwan: an ongoing observation"
Jul 21, 6 PM, Isabelle Cheng (Portsmouth) "To flee is to be ‘free’? Undocumented migrant farmworkers in Taiwan before and during the pandemic"
Jul 28, 6 PM, Amélie Keyser-Verreault (Tübingen) "Embodied ambivalence: Taiwanese fat women’s negotiation and subversion of their hyper(in)visibility"

Einführungsveranstaltung Sinologie / Introduction to Courses

Die Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz in R. 30, Wilhelmstr. 133 (1. Stock) abgehalten. Der Raum fasst ca. 30 Personen.

Di, 19.4.2022, 9:00-10:00 Studierende im Haupt- und Nebenfach B.A., B.Ed. 2. Semester
Di, 19.4.2022, 10:00-11:00 Studierende im Haupt- und Nebenfach B.A., B.Ed. 4. Semester
Di, 19.4.2022, 11:00-12:00 Studierende im Haupt- und Nebenfach B.A., B.Ed. 6. und 8. Semester
Di / Tue, 19.4.2022, 12:00-13:00 Studierende im M.A., M.Ed. / MA Students

Lecture: "The Institutionalization of Area Studies in the Triple Alliance I"

Prof. Verena Blechinger-Talcott (FU Berlin), Prof. Marianne Braig (FU Berlin), Prof. Qian Chengdan (PKU), Prof. Duan Demin (PKU), "The Institutionalization of Area Studies in the Triple Alliance I",
a joint lecture moderated by Prof. Lee You Jae (Tübingen), part of the Triple Alliance Online Series (Autumn/winter term 2021/22)

Wed, 6 April 2022, 10:00 am CET, per Zoom (see attached QR code).

Scholarship: Further Extension of the Gerda-Henkel PhD Scholarship for Anna Strob, M.A.

We are pleased to announce that Anna Strob was granted a twelve-month extension of her PhD scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The generous grant will allow her to continue her research on the knowledge transmission between Europe and China in the early seventeenth century and to finalize her dissertation project that focuses on the translation of Aristotle’s natural philosophy to late Ming China. The main body of her doctoral thesis consists of an annotated translation and analysis of the Kongji gezhi 空際格致 (Investigation into Phenomena in the Atmosphere, c. 1633), a Chinese adaption of the Coimbra commentaries on Aristotle’s natural philosophy written by the Jesuit author Alfonso Vagnone. Her doctoral thesis is supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel and Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag.

BMBF-Teilprojekt Taiwan als Pionier am ERCCT

Wir begrüßen Dr. Amélie Keyser-Verreault als neue Mitarbeiterin bei uns! Dr. Keyser-Verreault wird ein Teilprojekt des BMBF-Projekts „Taiwan als Pionier“ (Webseite) als Postdoc-Fellow am ERCCT in Tübingen durchführen. Es handelt sich um das erste sozialwissenschaftliche BMBF-geförderte Projekt zu Taiwan überhaupt. Weitere Forscher:innen sind in Trier und Bochum beteiligt. Die Laufzeit des Projekts ist von 2022-2026. Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf den Seiten des ERCCT.