Kategorie: China Branch Office

[Book Review] Chen Zhenghong’s book series about the “Records of the Chroniclers”

Chen Zhenghong 陈正宏, Shikong: ‘Shiji’ de benji, biao yu shu 时空:《史记》的本纪,表与书 (Time and Space: The Basic Annals, Tables and Treatises of the Records of the Chroniclers), Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju 中华书局 2020. ISBN 978-7-1011-3965-5, 297 pages, 45 RMB. Chen Zhenghong 陈正宏, Xueyuan: ‘Shiji‘ de shijia 血缘:《史记》的世家 (Blood Lines: The Hereditary Houses of the Records of the Chroniclers), Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju 2021. ISBN 978-7-1011-5143-5, 278 pages, 42 RMB. reviewed by Hans van Ess (Universität München) There is no scarcity of scholarly books on the Records of […]

Globalizing the Social Sciences – German-East Asian Entanglements in the 19th and 20th Century

In cooperation with the German Historical Institute Rome and the China Branch Office of Max Weber Stiftung, the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo takes the occasion of this year’s 160th anniversary of German-Japanese Friendship as an opportunity to reexamine the legacies and pitfalls left behind by the German Sozialwissenschaften in East Asia from historical and transnational perspectives.

[Book Review] 赵冬梅《法度与人心:帝制时期人与制度的互动》 (Zhao Dongmei: Norms and Aspirations. Interactions between Institutions and Actors in Ancient China)

Zhao Dongmei 赵冬梅, Fadu yu renxin: dizhi shiqi ren yu zhidu de hudong 法度与人心:帝制时期人与制度的互动 (Norms and Aspirations: Interactions between Institutions and Actors in Ancient China), Zhongxin Chuban Jituan 中信出版集团, 2021. ISBN 978-7-5217-2398-4, 460 pages, 128 RMB. reviewed by Rong Hengying 戎恒颖 (Fudan University) Author Zhao Dongmei, born in 1971, is currently a professor of history at Peking University. A specialist in Song institutional history, she has largely focused her research on the military selection system under the Song dynasty (Wudao panghuang: zhongguo gudai de […]

Chinese-European Academic Lecture No. 199 (online)

   The Misidentification of ji since the Tang and Song Dynasties and Its Influence on the Vocabularies of Materia Medica and Modern Botany (Li Guoqiang) The identification of the plant to which ji (稷) refers has been a major issue of debate for more than 1500 years. In the pre-Qin literature, the usage of ji is common knowledge and needs no explanation, but its linguistic context indicates that ji is foxtail millet (Setaria italica [L.] P. Beauv.). This correspondence is also clearly defined by […]

Chinese-European Lecture Series 2021/2022

Agriculture and the Making of Sciences (1100–1700) This year’s lecture series is a collaboration between the European Research Centre for Chinese Studies, the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Hitherto historians of science tend to examine pre-modern agriculture in extra-European traditions from the perspective of modern agronomy retrospectively, often within a single ethno-linguistic context. In this set of seminars, speakers aim at reversing this approach by exploring how agricultural practices […]

China Archives

“China Archives” explores the history of archives in China from the imperial period until today. This blog reflects the current state of research on archival practices in late imperial China and addresses issues related to Chinese archival policy as we…

[Book Review] 施展《破茧:隔离,信任与未来》(Shi Zhan: Breaking out of the Cocoon. Isolation, Trust, and the Future)

Shi Zhan 施展, Pojian: Geli, Xinren yu Weilai 破茧:隔离,信任与未来 (Breaking out of the Cocoon: Isolation, Trust, and the Future). Changsha: Hunan Wenyi Chubanshe 湖南文艺出版社, 2021. ISBN 978-7-5404-7973-2, 275 pages, 58RMB. by David Ownby (Université de Montréal) Shi Zhan (b. 1977) is a professor of political science at the China Foreign Affairs University 外交学院 in Beijing, and director of the Research Center on World Politics at the same university. In 2009, one year after completing his Ph.D. in history at Peking University, Shi joined a […]

New Online Resource: Histoire, archéologie et société – conférences académiques franco-chinoises, Cahier

              All 17 bilingual booklets published by the Beijing Centre of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in the series “Histoire, archéologie et société conférences académiques franco-chinoises” are now available online at crossasia eBooks. No. Title (Chinese) Title (French) Author Year 1 北京舊城街道的規劃及其保護 La structure urbaine du vieux Pékin et sa protection XU Pingfang 徐苹芳 2002 2 法國的建築、城市和景觀遺產保護 Protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager en France Françoise Ged 蘭德 2002 3 北京城地域結構啓示錄 Réflections sur l’occupation de l’espace dans […]

Interview: Hans van Ess, Präsident der Max-Weber-Stiftung über China, die KP und ihr Verhältnis zum Konfuzianismus

„Die Kommunistische Partei Chinas ist eine kommunistische Partei, die Leitlinien des Marxismus-Leninismus sind ihre Zielvorgaben.” Der Sinologe Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess, Präsident der Max-Weber-Stiftung, spricht im Interview mit der “Global Review” über China, die Kommunistische Partei und ihr Verhältnis zum Kommunismus, Konfuzianismus, Nationalismus und Futurismus.

Call for Applications: Travel Grants for Research in China in 2021

Apply now for travel grants to conduct research in China in 2021. The Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS) – awards travel grants once a year, with the generous support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The grants will be awarded to scholars from sinology or related subjects of any nationality, whose professional qualification phase (PhD and postdoc) is concerned with Chinese history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable. Every year, […]

Call for papers: special issue of Chinese Perspectives on ICH in China

Title: “Authenticating China. Governance and Valuation through Intangible Cultural Heritage“. Coordinators: Guillaume Dutournier (Centre EFEO de Pékin), Florence Padovani (CFC-Beijing) Conceptual Note (French version below): Since the Chinese authorities adopted the UNESCO Convention on “Intangible Cultural Heritage” (ICH) in 2004, the People’s Republic of China has seen the rise of …

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