Guest Lecture: Chinese Humanities in the Global Era

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Chinese Humanities in the Global Era
Wednesday July 6, 2016  · 6 pm (c.t.) ·  KWZ 0.602
Prof. Hsiung Ping-Chen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Term “Humanities” is often used in reference to disciplinary academic humanities: a modern, institutional subject. That its development is usually a product (or byproduct) of cultural politics in nation-building can be taken for granted. In the case of China, however, the long and complicated civilization evidenced before the modern era—since Neolithic times, with literary texts that date back thousands of years—presents us with Continue reading

Guest Lecture: Common Elements of an Axial Age? Comparative Perspectives on Ancient China and Ancient Egypt

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Common Elements of an Axial Age? Comparative Perspectives on Ancient China and Ancient Egypt
Wednesday July 6, 2016  · 4 pm (c.t.) ·  KWZ 0.608
Prof. Mu-Chou Poo, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

In this lecture Prof. Poo re-examines the theory of the Axial Age by first investigating the case of China, situating the findings in the context of the on-going scholarly discussions on the idea of the Axial Age as proposed by Jaspers and expounded by subsequent generations of scholars. A comparison Continue reading

CeMEAS Lecture: The Realization of One Belt One Road?

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The Realization of One Belt One Road?
Wednesday June 29, 2016  · 4 pm (c.t.) ·  Oec 1.163
Dr. Chun-Yi Lee, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Nottingham

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) project initiated by the President Xi Jing Ping, took shape in March 2015. It is envisaged to connect vibrant East Asia and developed Europe via Silk Road Economic Belt, linking China with European countries via the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Its ultimate goal is to facilitate the trade and investment in Euroasia and promote economic growth.
The first step is Continue reading

Guest Lecture and Roundtable Discussion – Prof. Prasenjit Duara

Guest Lecture and Roundtable Discussion
Sustainability and the Crisis of Transcendence: The Long View from Asia
Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. Prasenjit Duara, Duke University
Wednesday June 22, 18:00-20:00 0.602 KWZ
The rise of Asia and China in particular has been accompanied by the need to project a new, more just vision of the world that is not simply a new hegemony. Many Chinese intellectuals have sought to find inspiration in their historical and transcendent universalisms such as ‘all-under-heaven’ (tianxia). The paper is an effort to think through
the conceptual and political framework for understanding transcendence in post-Western modernity. Historically, universalisms have
been the source of ideals, principles and ethics. Modern universalisms – developed from Kant to Marx – are apparently in retreat, yielding to nationalism and consumerism. Continue reading

Guest Lecture: Buddhismus im Heutigen China

Guest Lecture
Buddhismus im Heutigen China
Prof. Dr. Li Xuetao, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Wednesday, June 15, 4 pm, VG 3.108

Vom 22. bis 23. April 2016 fand die nationale Religionskonferenz in Beijing statt, an der Vertreter verschiedener Religionen teilnahmen. Auf dieser Konferenz hielt der chinesische Staatspräsident Xi Jinping eine wichtige Rede. Meister Xuecheng, Präsident der Vereinigung der Buddhisten Chinas, war bei der Konferenz Continue reading

Guest Lecture: Kafka in China – Rezeptionsgeschichte eines Klassikers der Moderne

Guest Lecture
Kafka in China – Rezeptionsgeschichte eines Klassikers der Moderne
Prof. Dr. Ren Weidong, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Wednesday, June 15, 2 pm, Käte-Hamburger-Weg 6, KHW 0.111

Die Rezeption Kafkas als eines Autors der modernen deutschsprachigen Literatur und der literarischen Moderne überhaupt erfolgt in China vor dem Hintergrund der Auseinandersetzung mit der “westlichen” und der eigenen literarischen Moderne.
Mein Vortrag zeichnet die Rezeptionsgeschichte Kafkas in China seit Continue reading