Kategorie: Projekte

“Imperiled Destinies: The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China”

Peking University, Department of Philosophy and Religion October 16, 2019, 7-9 pm (in Chinese) In this lecture Franciscus Verellen presents his new book Imperiled Destinies (Harvard University Asia Center 2019). Spanning eight centuries, the book examines the evolution of Daoist beliefs about human liability and redemption and procedures for rescuing an ill-starred destiny. The medieval record portrays a world engulfed by evil, where human existence was mortgaged from birth and burdened by increasing debts and obligations in this world and the next. In the […]

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Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020

The conference “Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800-2020” focuses on the global engagements of Western and non-Western monarchies. We talked to Falko Schnicke. He is one of the conveners of the upcoming conference at the German Historical Institute London.