Summer School “China in Europe, Europe in China. Past and Present”

Summer School “China in Europe, Europe in China. Past and Present”

Universität Hamburg, Konfuzius Institut Hamburg
Vom - Bis
19.07.2016 - 21.07.2016
Prof. Dr. Birthe Kundrus

The event will bring together PhD students, advanced researchers, and professors from the partner universities Fudan University and Universität Hamburg for a two-and-a-half-day program. With keynote lectures and PhD project presentations, the summer school will provide a platform to discuss transnational and regional ties, interdisciplinary approaches and new findings in the field of Sino-European interactions in the past and present.
Both universities established the graduate school in the autumn of 2013 as part of town twinning initiatives between Hamburg and Shanghai. The graduate school started as a project of the Chinese Studies and History Departments, concentrating on Sino-German relations (
Following last year’s summer school at Fudan University, this year’s event will mark the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new phase: After three years, the first cohort of PhD candidates focusing on Chinese-German historical relations will complete the program. In the future, it will extend its scope to focus on PhD and research projects examining transfer processes between China and Europe. Furthermore, it will look not only at processes in a historical perspective, but will also consider the whole range of the humanities: literary criticism, philosophy, the science of art, musicology, cultural anthropology et cetera.
The program will be rounded off by two presentations of the “Public Lecture Series Shanghai – Hamburg”, organized by the partner universities in celebration of 30 years of city partnership (
The summer school is subsidized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Since 2015, the DAAD has supported both universities in their efforts to strengthen their cooperation as part of a trilateral network with Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.


Tuesday, 19 July, 2016
Welcome (Hamburg-Saal)
(Chinese embassy (TBA)
Birthe KUNDRUS, Department of History, Universität Hamburg

QU Weiguo, Fudan University

Carsten KRAUSE, Confucius Institute at the Universität Hamburg

Poster Session “China in Germany, Germany in China” (Wandelgang)
China and the West German New Left, 1950-1980

Orchestration and Representation: Republican China in Germany, 1937-1941

Germany and the Theory and Practice of Vocational Education in Republican China

Chinese Leftist Students in Germany, 1919-1939
Christina TILL

The German Participation in the North China Expedition of Sven Hedin, 1927-1935

Keynote Lecture (Hamburg-Saal)
A Sideways Gaze: Thinking Maoist China in Europe
Fabio LANZA, The University of Arizona

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
Panel 1
Chair: QU Weiguo, Fudan University

German-Chinese Relations on the Screen: Migration and Gender in the German Crime Television Series Tatort
Arnhilt HÖFLE, Universität Hamburg

The Discursive Representation of China in the Opium Wars: A Comparative Study of Early and Contemporary Narratives from the Great Britain
SHAN Liyang, Fudan University

The Themes of Death and Rebirth in Yang Kuangman’s Poems—A Comparative Study on the Influences of Western Poetry on Contemporary Chinese Poets
XU Kejun, Fudan University

Coffee & Tea

Panel 2
Chair: GAO Xi, Fudan University

Rebuilt the Babel. On the Research about Chinese Characters and Other in China Illuserata(《中国图说》)
SHAO Xiaolong, Fudan University

“Blind Dialogue”: The Influences and Responses of Western Daoism Studies in Early 20th Century
XIE Yifeng, Fudan University

Panel 3
Chair: WANG Weijiang, Fudan University

“Eine mehr gesprochene deutsche Gesinnung (A stronger sense of Germanness)”? Constantin von Hanneken and the Boxer Movement
WANG Yi, Universität Hamburg

How to Cast a Diplomat: A Case Study of the Selection of Chinese Envoys in the Late Qing Dynasty
HUANG Tian, Universität Hamburg

Coffee & Tea

Public Lecture Series Shanghai – Hamburg (Universität Hamburg, VMP 6, Hörsaal F)
World against Globe: Goethe and the Significance of World Literature
ZHANG Nan, Fudan University

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

Public Lecture Series Shanghai – Hamburg
Chair: Birthe KUNDRUS, Universität Hamburg

Ferdinand von Richthofen and his Geographical Research in China
FEI Jie, Fudan University

Coffee & Tea

Panel 4
Chair: Michael FRIEDRICH, Universität Hamburg

The Tomb Inscriptions of Jesuits at Shanghai Shengmutang in the Late Qing Period
WANG Hao, Fudan University

Education in Times of War: the Transformation of the German School Shanghai during the 1930s and 1940s
BAO Zhong, Universität Hamburg

Panel 5
Chair: SUN Jian, Fudan University

Transmedia remembering: Recollection, representation and reconstruction of the Shanghai Exile (1933-1949) in Germany and China since 1989
TONG Xin, Universität Hamburg

The Far Eastern Jewish Central Information Bureau and its Influence on Jewish Musician’s Exile in Shanghai 1938/39
Sophie FETTHAUER, Universität Hamburg


Prof. Birthe Kundrus
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Historisches Seminar
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42838 4528
Fax: +49 40 42838-6380, +49 40 42838-3955
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