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Lecture: Historical Narrative, Remembrance, and the Ordering of the World: A Historical Approach of China’s Contemporary Presence in Central Asia

17. Jan 2020 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Lecture: Historical Narrative, Remembrance, and the Ordering of the World: A Historical Approach of China’s Contemporary Presence in Central Asia

 

 

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Bart Dessein (Ghent University, Belgium)
Time: January 17, 2020, 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: KWZ, 0.607

Abstract:
China’s imperial history is characterized by the expansion and reduction of zones of Chinese cultural influence. This cultural influence also applies to Central Asia, which was part of China’s zone of cultural influence during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The literature portrays the Tang Emperor as the “Khan” of these regions. The territorial expansion of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Manchu Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) also brought parts of Central Asia into China’s polity, albeit under different political structures. For Europe as well, Central Asia developed into an “intermediate land,” an area inhabited by, among others, descendants of Hellenistic culture brought into the region by Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). The Central Asian region was also the link between Europe and the Far East through the presence of Europeans in the Mongolian Empire. In this lecture, the importance of the Chinese ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ will be discussed against the backdrop of the “historical awareness” of China and Europe.

 

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Date:
17. Jan 2020
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Event Category:

Organizers

Ostasiatisches Seminar
Sponsor: Akademisches Konfuzius Institut

Venue

Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum
Heinrich- Düker Weg 14
Göttingen,
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