Felix Clausberg, M.A. 柯斐烈

Doctoral Candidate

Academic Career

  • August 2022– Hermann und Marianne Straniak Foundation PhD Scholarship 
  • January–April 2022 Fulbright PhD Program, Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism, Texas Tech University
  • 2019– PhD Candidate Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • January–April 2020 Occasional Student at the Warburg Institute, London
  • 2019 MA Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
  • July 2018–December 2019 Horst Görtz Foundation Scholarship
  • May 2018 Ursula Ströher Foundation Scholarship Award for book project on gamification together with Maximilian Maria Schuch (Royal College of Art)
  • January–June 2018 ERASMUS Scholarship at Université Paris-Sorbonne 
  • September 2016–February 2017 Baden-Württemberg Foundation BW Scholarship at National Chengchi University, Taipei

Dijiangshen tu 帝江神圖 (Image of the Dijiang Spirit) from the Gujin tushu jicheng 古今圖書集成 – Bowu huibian 博物匯編 – Shenyi dian 神異典 (Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings from the Earliest to Current Times, Compilation on Natural Sciences, Documents on Gods & Spirits, fasc. 24-32), ed. by Chen Menglei 陳夢雷 and Jiang Tingxi 蔣廷錫 (Beijing: 1726–28; repr. Shanghai: Zhonghua Shuju, 1934-40), p. 71.

Research Focus
In his PhD thesis, Felix Fabian Clausberg furnishes a transcultural and transdisciplinary analysis of classical Chinese theories of ontogenesis, perception & information. The results of which open up exciting new prospects for a novel understanding of form construction processes, embodiment, and information theory. Building on synaesthetic and syn-modal forms of reasoning at the heart of both the Daoist & Ruist (Confucian) canons, as well as drawing from phenomenological, cybernetic, post-structuralist, and pragmaticist approaches, this new framework will provide base coordinates for a textural semeiotics. 
Felix Fabian Clausberg is currently collaborating with Maximilian Maria Schuch (Royal College of Art) on a book project on gamification exploring a new logic of design. The book project is supported by the Ursula Ströher Foundation.