CALL FOR PAPERS:
Workshop “The Fate of the Fact in the postsecular Era”
The upcoming workshop “The Fate of the Fact in the postsecular Era” is the second event in a series of workshops in the Trilateral Workshop Program “Transcontinental Perspectives on Knowledge Production” organized by the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, the University of Tokyo and Yonsei University (Korea). The workshop will take place September 15-17, 2017 at the University of Tokyo. more
History of science or history of knowledge?
9月12日下午，“全球史与中国2016”系列讲座第10讲（总第23讲）在我校图书馆三层学术报告厅举行。德国埃尔兰根—纽伦堡大学汉学系中国当代史教授王马克（Marc Andre Matten）继上周的报告《文化转向之后的历史学及当代学术界的危机》之后，又带来了一场主题为《科学史或知识史？毛泽东时代对科学话语的贡献》的精彩讲座。讲座由全球史研究院院长李雪涛教授主持，吸引了众多校内外师生参加。 more
Wissensschaffung und Wissenspopularisierung im Russisch-Ostasiatischen Raum
Der Workshop greift Fragestellungen der Wissens- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte auf und verknüpft sie im interdisziplinären Dialog zwischen (Osteuropäischer) Geschichte, Japanologie und Sinologie mit den Anliegen der (inter-)imperialen und transnationalen Geschichte. Die zentrale Frage des Workshops ist, in welchem Spannungsverhältnis Produktion, Transfer und Popularisierung von Wissen in lokalen, nationalen und imperialen Kontexten stehen. more
Imagination of the Invisible: Knowledge Production in Modern China
Panel at the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Seattle (March/April 2016)
Knowledge production in the history of science has since long been understood as an effort of explaining perceptible phenomena by means of scientific empiricism. The underlying assumption is that one can grasp and analyze an objective truth independent of the observing subject. Contrary to this, modern China saw since the 1940s conscious efforts to produce and disseminate knowledge on phenomena that are invisible in the truest sense of the word. Resisting perception by the human eye these phenomena not only require a different epistemology but also are to be mediated by narratives. more
Visiting Professor Jacob Eyferth: Lecture and Workshop on Cotton Production (Dec 2015)
Prof. Jacob Eyferth (University of Chicago) stayed at the Institute of Chinese Studies from Dec 14th till Dec 19th 2015 as a visiting professor.
During his stay Prof. Eyferth held a lecture on the topic of cotton production between 1930 and 1980, titled Weben und Überleben in Gedatou (Zhouzhi, Shaanxi), 1930-1980 on Dec 14th 2015 in the Sitzungssaal of the University Library.
He also organized a one-day workshop on Dec 17th 2015 at the Institute of Chinese Studies using archive materials on cotton production. more
Farewell to Revolution? - New Research Agendas in the Modern History of China (2015)
Since April 2015 a lecture series named Farewell to Revolution? - New Research Agendas in the Modern History of China has been taking place at the Chinese Studies Institute of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. This series is organized in cooperation by Prof. Marc A. Matten of the Chinese Studies Institute and the Confucius Institute Nuremberg-Erlangen. more
Science and Modernity in 20th Century China: The Renaissance of “Traditional Knowledge and Practice” Revisited (14th ICHSEA 2015)
The aim of this panel is to shed a light on the conceptualization of science in China in the latter half of the 20th century. Existing research of the past has argued that science - primarily conceived as a means to strengthen the country - was supposed to be taken over from the advanced nations in order to imitate the Western model of modernization. This eventually resulted in the judgment that modern sciences cannot but mean “Western science”. more
Production and Distribution of Medical Knowledge in Rural China: Maoist and post-Maoist Experiences (2014)
This workshop took place at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in February 2014 and laid the foundation for research projects that address the problem of dissemination of scientific thinking and acting among famers and workers by shedding light on the transformation of medical knowledge (including veterinary medicine) in the Maoist and post-Maoist era. more