Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Modernity in China

Lecture Series: New Perspectives on Modernity in China

Lecture Series 2021/2022
New Perspectives on Modernity in China

Since the nineteenth century, China is offering perspectives on modernity that are often unexpected and therefore challenge Western assumptions about the nature of modernity. In this lecture series, we will look at Chinese history, philosophy, religion, politics etc. presenting current research that is addressing unsettling questions triggered by these developments.
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Please register individually for each event:
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Dec 3, 2021
The Ming-Qing Transition as a Philosophical Problem
Leigh Jenco, Professor of Political Theory, London School of Economics, Department of Government
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Dec 17, 2021
The Utopian Impulse and Chinese Political Modernity
Peter Zarrow, Department of History, University of Connecticut, Hartford, USA
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April 22, 2022
China’s Fragmented Modernity
Kai Vogelsang, Universität Hamburg
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April 29, 2022
Is Modern Chinese History Secular?
Rebecca Nedostup, Brown University
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May 6, 2022
Push and Pull: Toward a Taylorian Theory of Alternative Modernities
Justin Ritzinger, University of Miami
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Viren Murthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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May 27, 2022
Understanding the Alienated Self: The Interest in and Problematization of the Village in the Post May-Fourth Period 认识被化外的自我:后五四时期对乡村的关注和农村的问题化Luo Zhitian 罗志田, Sichuan University

 

Further presentations will be by Eyal Aviv, Huang Kewu, Kuo Ya-pei, Luo Zhitian, Ong Chang Woei, Wang Fan-shen, Wang Hui, Aymeric Xu, and the organizers. Date and title will be announced in due time.

 

Organizers:

Prof. Dr. Axel Schneider, University of Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Thomas Fröhlich, University of Hamburg

CeMEAS – Centre for Modern East Asian Studies & Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Asia-Africa- Institute, Department for Chinese Language and Culture, Hamburg University


Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

 

Sponsor:

Academic Confucius Institute, University of Göttingen

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Image: sung ming whang: Early saturday morning in color, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), https://flic.kr/p/6E5PXd