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.
Weben und Überleben in Gedatou (Zhouzhi, Shaanxi), 1930-1980 [Weaving and Surviving in Gedatou (Zhouzhi, Shaanxi), 1930-1980]
Place: Sitzungssaal der Universitätsbibliothek (Altbau), Universitätsstr. 4, Erlangen
17.12.2015, 9:00 - 15:30:
Baumwollproduktion im maoistischen China – Wie lese ich Archivdokumente? [Cotton production in Maoist China - How to read archival documents?]
Place: 03.111, Institute of Chinese Studies, Artilleriestr. 70, Erlangen
10.12.2015, 10:15 - 11:45
Place: 01.116, Institute of Chinese Studies, Artilleriestr. 70, Erlangen
9:00 - 9:15: Introduction
9:15 - 9:45: Historical background: State planning in agriculture, cotton shortage, textile rationing, tonggou tongxiao
9:45 - 10:30: How to read documents?
Format of archival documents, Chinese writing reform 1956, handwriting, hectography, printing,stamps, signatures
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 12:30: Discussion of texts
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00: Discussion of texts
Research strategies in archive research, „Sub-archival-materials“
15:00 - 15:30: Concluding discussion
Materials for the sessions can be requested from Renée Gringmuth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Prof. Eyferth's report on his stay, see here.