Manchu in Global History:
A Research Language for Qing Historians
Time: September 19-22, 2017
Place: KWZ 1.601, Department for East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen
Julia C. Schneider (Department for East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen)
Katja Pessl (Centre for Modern East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen)
The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2017, full papers need to be provided by August 18, 2017. To submit an abstract, please email the organising committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an ‘ethnic minority’ with origins in the semi-nomadic civilisations of northeast Asia
(Manchuria), the Manchus successfully ruled Han-dominated China and extended the territory of the “Great Qing” (1636/1644-1912) far into Inner Asia, including Mongolia, Tibet, and East Turkestan (Xinjiang). Thereby, they created a wide corridor, connecting many different peoples and cultures under their rule and beyond.
The University of Göttingen (Department of East Asian Studies & Centre for Modern East Asian Studies) will be hosting the workshop Manchu in Global History: A Research Language for Qing Historians. We invite paper proposals from prospective speakers who offer specific case studies as well as broader studies on Qing and Manchu history.
Part 1: Reading Manchu Sources
During the first three days, we will focus on the intensive study and analysis of documents and manuscripts in Manchu language.
Part 2: Symposium and Keynote Lecture
Professor Mark Elliott (Harvard University) will give the keynote address, and Edward Liang (Tübingen University) will lead the language sessions.
Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words. Submissions should include name, affiliation, and contact details. Please also state the level of your Manchu skills – advanced beginner, intermediate, advanced – and the type of sources you are interested in.
The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2017, full papers need to be provided by August 18, 2017.
For more information about the workshop, please email the organisers at:
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To submit an abstract, please email the organising committee at:
We are applying for funding to finance travel and accommodation costs for workshop
participants. For further information, please contact Katja Pessl at:
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Image: Imperial Gate of The Imperial City, Looking North, Peking China  HC White Co. [RESTORED], CC BY-SA 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/7dxaH2