Home
Contact
Research Framework
Projects
Advisory Board
Participants
Data Bases
Web Map Service
Workshops
Publications
Papers and Reports
News
Links




News


2011

June 2011

We are pleased to announce that Thomas Hirzel gave a paper at the AAS-ICAS Joint Conference (31. März - 3. April 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA). His talk was entitled "Japanese Copper for Chinese Mints: A Quantitative Analysis of the Sino-Japanese Copper Trade, 1740-1840". The participation at this conference was enabled by the financial support of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Im Porträt: Prof. Akinobu Kuroda
Die Geldgeschichte Chinas und das historische Problem der Komplementarität von Münzwerten

von Rainer Klüting

Noch im 19. Jahrhundert trieben viele Bauern in Ländern wie England und Japan Tauschhandel. Man kannte sich untereinander, und man wusste, was man dem Anderen schuldete. Ganz anders in China. "Im Unterschied zu japanischen Bauern waren chinesische schon lange stärker marktorientiert", sagt der japanische Historiker und Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Prof. Akinobu Kuroda. "Für diesen Handel brauchte man natürlich Münzen, allerdings kleine, passend zur Größe des Handels." Da Großhändler die Bauern aber oft mit Silbermünzen hohen Werts bezahlten, hatten die Bauern und der chinesische Staat schon früh zwei Probleme: Münzen mussten stets dort verfügbar sein, wo sie gebraucht wurden. Und der relative Wert zwischen großer und kleiner Währungen konnte beträchtlich fluktuieren. "Dann ist für den Bauern im Alltag ein Zwanzig-Euro-Schein eben nicht zwanzigmal so viel wert wie eine Ein-Euro-Münze", sagt Kuroda. "Es ist ein Problem, das stark mit der Sozialstruktur eines Landes verknüpft ist."
Prof. Akinobo Kuroda gilt als eine weltweit führende Kapazität auf dem Feld der vergleichenden Geldgeschichte in Ostasien. Das kommt derzeit auch den Studierenden in Tübingen zugute - und seinen Forscherkollegen am Asien-Orient-Institut (AOI) der Universität Tübingen. Denn die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat dem Wissenschaftler des Instituts for Advanced Studies on Asia der Tokyo-Universität eine Mercator-Gastprofessur zugesprochen. Eingeladen hat ihn Prof. Hans-Ulrich Vogel, der Leiter der Abteilung für Sinologie des Seminars für Sinologie und Koreanistik des AOI. Seit April ist Prof. Kuroda für elf Monate in Tübingen. Der 53-Jährige ist bereits der dritte Mercator-Professor am AOI nach Prof. Jane K. Leonard aus Akron, USA, (2008, zusammen mit Heidelberg) und Prof. Georg Brian Souza von der University of Texas in San Antonio (April 2009 bis März 2010). Mit den Mercator-Professuren finanziert die DFG deutschen wissenschaftlichen Hochschulen Einladungen an hoch qualifizierte im Ausland tätige Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler. Ziele sind gemeinsame Forschungsprojekte mit dem Gast und die Beteiligung des Gastes an der Lehre.
Prof. Kuroda war bereits mehrmals als Teilnehmer von internationalen Konferenzen der Forschergruppe "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600 - 1900" in Tübingen. Zusammen mit Prof. Vogel und Prof. Souza hält er derzeit ein interdisziplinäres Hauptseminar ab, und im Wintersemester ist eine Vorlesung geplant. Zudem hat er sich zwei Forschungsprojekte vorgenommen. In Verbindung mit seiner Arbeit an einer umfassenden Geldgeschichte Chinas ("A Comprehensive History of Chinese Monies") interessiert ihn besonders die Komplementarität von Zahlungsmitteln, also die Stabilität der Beziehungen der Werte zwischen verschieden großen Geldeinheiten (Projekttitel: "Revisiting Global Monetary History from the Viewpoint of Complementarity among Monies and Reframing Theory of Monies").
Das Tübinger AOI, sagt Kuroda, sei für seine Forschungen "das beste Institut". "Es hat eine gute Sammlung chinesischer Klassik und ist sehr gut in der Forschung über China."

March 2011

Wir freuen uns mitteilen zu können, dass die DFG Herrn Prof. Kuroda Akinobu (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia,Tokyo-Universität) eine Mercator-Gastprofessur zugesprochen hat, im Rahmen derer er auf Einladung von Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel für die kommenden elf Monate an unser Institut kommen und hier forschen und lehren wird. Prof. Kuroda ist eine weltweit führende Kapazität auf dem Feld der vergleichenden Geldgeschichte in Ostasien und darüber hinaus und ist in den vergangenen Jahren bereits mehrfach zur Teilnahme an internationalen Konferenzen der Forschergruppe "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" in Tübingen zu Gast gewesen. In den kommenden zwei Semestern wird er einerseits an zwei Forschungsprojekten arbeiten, nämlich Revisiting Global Monetary History from the Viewpoint of Complementarity among Monies and Reframing Theory of Monies und A Comprehensive History of Chinese Monies. Zum anderen wird er bereits in diesem Semester zusammen mit Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel und Prof. George Bryan Souza ein Hauptseminar mit dem Titel "Ways of Worldmaking: Asia in the Period of Early Globalisation" abhalten, in dem Masterstudenten und Graduierte zur Auseinandersetzung mit den entsprechenden Themen eingeladen sind. Im kommenden Wintersemester wird er dann eine Vorlesung zum Thema "Complementary Monies: An East Asian Monetary History" abhalten.

We are delighted to announce that the German Research Foundation granted to Prof. Kuroda Akinobu (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo University) a Mercator Guest Professorship. On invitation of Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel he will come to our institute for the next eleven months to do research and for teaching. Prof. Kuroda is an internationally leading authority in the field of comparative monetary history of East Asia and beyond. In the recent years he has already visited Tübingen several times in order to participate in the international conferences of the research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900". During the next two semesters, he will work on two research projects, i.e. Revisiting Global Monetary History from the Viewpoint of Complementarity among Monies and Reframing Theory of Monies and A Comprehensive History of Chinese Monies. In addition, already this semester he, together with Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel and Prof. George Bryan Souza, will hold a seminar on "Ways of Worldmaking: Asia in the Period of Early Globalisation", in which master students and postgraduates are invited to discuss the respective topics. In the coming winter term he will then give a lecture series on "Complementary Monies: An East Asian Monetary History".

January 2011

Wir freuen uns mitzuteilen, dass Stefan Dieball auf der AAS-ICAS Joint Conference (31. März - 3. April 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA) vortragen wird. Der Titel seines Vortrags lautet "Combining Space and Time - Geographical Information System Analyses and Visualisations in Historical Research: Case Studies of Mining Issues in Qing China". Die Teilnahme an der Konferenz wurde durch die freundliche finanzielle Unterstützung durch den DAAD ermöglicht.

2010

July 2010

Professor Shelley Ching-yu Hsieh from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan received a travel grant from the Joint Collaboration Programme of DAAD & NSC (Grant No.: A/10/00726 & 99-2911-I-006-001-2) to visit Europe from 10 to 26 July, 2010. She will attend two conferences in Kassel and Athens to present her newest research results. One of the the lectures will deal with "A Cognitive Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Mandarin Chinese and German Fixed Expressions of Money, Wealth and Poverty" which is an associated project undertaken within the framework of the Tübingen DFG Research Group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia". She will also give a lecture about her book Embodiment in Language at the Department of Japanese Studies at Tübingen University. Professor Hsieh will have meetings with Japanology Professor Viktoria Eschbach-Szabo and her research team for discussing the publication of joint articles. She will also meet with members of the research group of Professor Hans Ulrich Vogel for gathering editorial information on the Brill "Monies, Markets, and Finance in East Asia" series which will include a monograph of her and her research team dealing with the topic of fixed expressions of money, wealth and poverty.

March 2010

We are pleased to announce that since 2009 Dr. Christine Moll-Murata works as a Reader for Chinese History at the Faculty for East Asian Studies of Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Dr. Moll-Murata was of tremendous support in drafting the application for the research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" and continues to be an active associate researcher in this project. On 09 December 2008, Dr. Christine Moll-Murata has taken her degree of "Habilitation" (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at the Faculty for Cultural Studies of Tübingen University. The topic of her habilitation study is "State and Crafts in the Qing Dynasty, 1644 - 1911". This work will soon be published by Routledge.

January 2010

The Research group announces a lecture by Prof. Dr. George Bryan SOUZA (Department of History, University of Texas, San Antonio, and Mercator Guest Professor at the University of Tübingen) with the title "Merchants and Commerce in Asia and the Portuguese Empire over the Long Eighteenth Century". It will take place on 2nd February 2010, 6-8 pm in the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies (Room 30).

2009

October 2009

Im Porträt: Prof. George Bryan Souza
Die Wirtschaftsgeschichte Asiens aus europäischen Quellen

Singapur 2006 bis 2007, Kyoto 2008, Macao 2009 - dies sind nur einige Stationen aus dem Leben des Historikers Prof. George Bryan Souza, der schon in vielen verschiedenen Städten auf mehreren Kontinenten gelebt hat. Und nun Tübingen: Auf Einladung von Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel von der Abteilung für Sinologie und Koreanistik des Asien-Orient-Instituts forscht und lehrt George Bryan Souza von April 2009 bis März 2010 als Mercator-Gastprofessor an der Universität Tübingen. Seine Heimatuniversität ist die University of Texas im US-amerikanischen San Antonio, wo er seit 2002 als Geschichtsprofessor tätig ist. Mit den renommierten Mercator-Gastprofessuren fördert die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft mehrmonatige Aufenthalte hochqualifizierter ausländischer Wissenschaftler an deutschen Universitäten. Finanziert werden gemeinsame Forschungsvorhaben mit den deutschen Partnern und Vortragsreisen in Deutschland. Außerdem beteiligen sich die Mercator-Gastprofessoren an der Lehre.

George Bryan Souza und Hans Ulrich Vogel haben sich bereits 1989 bei einer Konferenz in Heidelberg kennengelernt. Seit 2007 ist Souza assoziiertes Mitglied der Forschergruppe der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900: Local, Regional, National and International Dimensions", die von Vogel geleitet wird. "Meine Arbeit ergänzt die empirischen Studien, die in Tübingen gemacht werden, um eine globale Komponente", erklärt George Bryan Souza. Er untersucht in dem Projekt den Handel mit Zink und Zimt in Asien zwischen 1600 und 1800, analysiert generell die Handelsbeziehungen und Geldkreisläufe in der Wirtschaftsgeschichte Asiens und ihre Verbindung zum weltweiten Seehandel. Souzas Veröffentlichungen betreffen die Wirtschaftsgeschichte der europäischen Expansion in Asien im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert sowie die Geschichte des Handels und der ökonomischen Entwicklung allgemein. Der Historiker arbeitet ganz überwiegend mit europäischen Quellen, darunter die Korrespondenz der Handelsgesellschaften, Berichte über politische und finanzielle Transaktionen oder politische Spannungen zwischen Handelsnationen wie Portugal und den Niederlanden oder auch Schiffsberichte. "Das ist die beste Möglichkeit, um etwas aus dem Inneren der damaligen Mächte zu erfahren", sagt er. Seine Hauptsprachen neben Englisch sind Portugiesisch, Spanisch, Französisch und Niederländisch. Er versteht auch ein bisschen Japanisch und Chinesisch. "Über die Mercator-Gastprofessur habe ich hier in Tübingen zwei Forschungsassistenten für Japanisch und Chinesisch. Das ist sehr hilfreich für die Arbeiten in japanischen Archiven und für Forschungen über den Handel mit China im späten 17. und 18. Jahrhundert", sagt George Bryan Souza. Er hat in zahlreichen Archiven und Bibliotheken in Asien gearbeitet, etwa in Indien, Indonesien und auf den Philippinen, in Europa sowie in Nord- und Südamerika. "Ich habe einen sechsten Sinn dafür entwickelt, wo es sich lohnt nachzuschauen", sagt Souza.

Tübingen, das ihm auch einige Kollegen bereits als idyllisch beschrieben hatten, erinnert den vielgereisten Wissenschaftler an Cambridge. Dort hat er am Trinity College seine Doktorarbeit in Geschichte geschrieben. "Meine Frau und ich haben in Tübingen vor allem die Konzerte auf dem Neckar sehr genossen", sagt er.

August 2009

The Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship of Dr. Yang Yuda from the Institute for Historical Geography of Fudan University in Shanghai will be extended for another year. Dr. Yang who has been already doing research for one year at the Section of Chinese Studies at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Tübingen will continue his work on the basis of an analysis of the abundant archival material held in the Tübingen sinological library on the topic of "Production and Marketing of Private Copper in Yunnan Province during the Mid-Qing Period (1722-1855)". During this research work, which takes place within the framework of the DFG research Group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900: Local, Regional, National and International Dimensions", Dr. Yang will also undertake several short research trips to London, Berlin, Lund and Heidelberg.

July 2009

In summer 2008 Dr. Christine Moll-Murata submitted her habilitation thesis "State and Crafts in the Qing Dynasty, 1644 - 1911" to the Faculty for Cultural Studies at Tübingen University, and on December 9, 2008, she passed also the oral habilitation examination. Since April 1, 2009, she works as a Reader for Chinese History at the Faculty for East Asian Studies at Ruhr University Bochum. At the same time she continues to be associate researcher of the DFG Research Group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900: Local, Regional, National and International Dimensions".

July 2009

Prof. Dr. George Bryan SOUZA vom Department of History an der University of Texas (San Antonio) und Mercator Gastprofessor an der Universität Tübingen wird am 9. Juli im Institut für Sinologie und Koreanistik einen Vortrag halten mit dem Thema "An Anatomy of Commerce and Consumption: Opium and Merchants at Batavia over the Long Eighteenth Century". Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen.

Januar 2009

Am 08.Januar 2009 veranstaltet die Sektion Geschichte Japans der Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum einen Workshop in dessen Rahmen der Mittelalterhistoriker Herr Prof. Nakajima Keiichi von der Keio-Universität zwei Vorträge zu Geld und Geldumlauf im japanischen Mittelalter und zur Verbreitung von Kupfer im Mittelalter halten wird. Daneben werden weitere Themen zur Mittelaltergeschichte Japans diskutiert.

2008

Oktober 2008

Prof. Dr. Jane Kate Leonard from the University of Akron, Ohio, and Mercator Guest Professor at the
University of Tübingen will give several lectures during her stay in Tübingen. The main topic will be "The Fixers: The Role of the Zhili Grain Brokers in the 1826 Sea Transport Experiment". The programme can be downloaded here.

The conference volume Metals, Monies, and Markets in Early Modern Societies: East Asian and Global Perspectives, edited by Thomas Hirzel (University of Tübingen) and Nanny Kim (University of Heidelberg) has just been published by LIT. The articles of this volume present the majority of papers presented on the First International Workshop of the research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia" (Direktor Hans Ulrich Vogel) held at Heidelberg, 12 - 16 October 2006. Contributions explore the production and circulation of currencies in Qing China, Tokugawa Japan and the Ryukyu kingdom, the function of ad hoc administrative structures and the sale of offices in the Qing period, with research on Qing demography, links between global silver flows and local events, and European conceptions of the value of monetary metals providing comparative perspective.
It can be order on http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-8258-0822-8.

September 2008

Prof. emer. Jane Kate Leonard from the University of Akron, Ohio, will spend two months at the Department of Chinese and Korean studies. Her stay in Tübingen is financed by a DFG Mercator Guest Professorship which was applied for by the Institute of Chinese Studies of Heidelberg University, with the support of the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies of Tübingen University. Jane Kate Leonard is an eminent scholar in the field of Chinese Institutional and Business History and is presently engaged in the study of one of the most significant texts for examining early nineteenth-century statecraft thought Essays on Statecraft during the Qing Dynasty (Huangchao jingshi wenbian), a collection of essays on festering government problems faced by the imperial government. From October to November 2008 she will offer a research-focussed seminar and lecture series based on her current work on change and innovation in the Qing dynasty's system of capital grain supply on the Grand Canal in the 1820s and the unprecedented experiment with sea transport in 1826. The lectures will be followed by four all-day seminars, open to graduate students and research associates as well as members of the Forschergruppe "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900". Her lectures will be announced in the Department and will appear on the current lectures page.

June 2008

Associate Professor Mrs. Shelley Ching-yu Hsieh from the Departement of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan (Taiwan), will visit the Institute for Chinese and Korean Studies, Tübingen University, from July 3 to July 11, 2008. During the nine-day research stay, financed by the DFG and the National Science Council (Taiwan), she will participate in the workshop "Money and Culture" of the DFG research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900", held at Heidelberg University (July 4 - July 5), moreover, she will discuss her research cooperation with Prof. Viktoria Eschbach-Szabo (Institute for Japanese Studies, Tübingen University) and discuss her ongoing research project with Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel (Institute for Chinese and Korean Studies, Tübingen University).

Am 03.07. 2008 hält Associate Professor Liu Qiang vom Institute for History of Science and Technology & Ancient Texts Tsinghua University, Beijing einen Vortrag "The Dege Printing Lamasery in Sichuan - A Living Fossil of Traditional Chinese Woodblock Printing (auf Chinesisch)

Asien-Orient-Institut
Abteilung für Sinologie und Koreanistik,
Wilhelmstraße 133, 72074 Tübingen
18-20 Uhr, Großer Übungsraum 30, 1. OG

Am 26. Juni 2008 hält Prof. Dr. Mark Elvin (Emeritus Professor Australian National University, Emeritus Fellow St Antony's College, Oxford) einen Vortrag "Explaining Success: The Transfer of Mechanical Engineering Technology to China before 1937"

Asien-Orient-Institut
Abteilung für Sinologie und Koreanistik,
Wilhelmstraße 133, 72074 Tübingen
18-20 Uhr, Raum 42, 1. OG

Im Rahmen des Studium Generale "Von linguistischen Datenstrukturen, Gravitationswellen und anderen Forschungsschwerpunkten unserer Universität", organisiert von Prof. Dr. Herbert Müther, Institut für Theoretische Physik, spricht am Di, 24. Juni um 20 Uhr im Kupferbau, HS 23, Herr Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel zum Thema: "Der Himmel ist rund und die Erde viereckig": Geld und Metalle in China (17.-19. Jh.)

May 2008

Prof. Su Rongyu from the Institute for History of Natural Science, Academia Sinica, will give a public lecture about "Metallurgy in the History of China: Highlights, Systems and Traditions"

Friday, 23rd of May 2008, 4-6pm

Seminar für Sinologie und Koreanistik,
Wilhelmstraße 133, Tübingen
Raum 42, 1. OG

April 2008

Associate Professor Mrs. Liu Qiang from the Institute for History of Science and Technology & Ancient Documents, Tsinghua University, will spend the period from June to August, 2008, at the Institute for Chinese and Korean Studies, Tübingen University. During the three-month research stay, financed by the Max Planck Society, she will work on handicraft regulations within the DFG research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" and will pursue her own projects in the field of cultural history of the late Qing period.

March 2008

Prof. Su Rongyu from the Institute for History of Natural Science, Academia Sinica, will visit the Institute for Chinese and Korean Studies, Tübingen University, from March 1, 2008, to May 31, 2008. His stay is financed by the Max Planck Society. As a member of the DFG Research Group 'Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900' he will continue his work on his topic "Coin Production Technology During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in China: Metallurgical Analyses, Industrial Archaeology, and Documentary Evidence". Moreover, he will collaborate with Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel und Dr. Nanny Kim and undertake research on "Dealing with Man-made, Natural and Supernatural Disasters: A Nineteenth-Century Manual for Copper Transport Officials".

February 2008

Dr. Yang Yuda from the Institute of Chinese Historical Geography of Fudan University, Shanghai, was granted a one-year research scholarship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Yang will undertake research within the "Monies, Markets, and Finance" project on the "Production and Marketing of Private Copper in Yunnan Province during the Mid-Qing Period (1722-1855)". He will participate in a German language course from April 1 to July 31, 2008, in Schwäbisch Hall, and will then stay in Tübingen from August 1, 2008, to July 31, 2009, for carrying out his research. We are very much grateful to Dr. Elisabeth Kaske, Junior Professor in Sinology at Frankfurt University, for having established contact with Dr. Yang and for her continued support during the application period.
Scope of Dr. Yang's research project: "Between the sixteenth and the mid nineteenth century China was the world's most populated country and the largest economy, and its demand for precious metals such as silver and copper as the main raw materials of her metal currencies influenced the patterns of the world market system to a large extent. The demand for these metals even affected the course of world history. The purpose of this study is to help solving the problem of assessing the overall quantity of copper production in order to provide basic information for a further exploration of the money and market systems in China and the East Asian region. Since the amount of official acquisition of copper had been recorded in mid-Qing period by archival documents, this project will be devoted to studying the scale of private copper which was (legally or illegally) produced and marketed outside of governmental control. The study will specifically focus on Yunnan province as China's main copper producing region during the mid-Qing period. What was the way of production? How was the copper transferred to the markets? And what kind of impact did the huge amount of privately produced and marketed copper have on the implementation of monetary policy and on socio-economic development at that time?"

January 2008

Rüdiger Specht, Mitarbeiter im Projekt "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900: Local, Regional, National and International Dimensions: Cartography and GIS-based Analyses", wird im Januar 2008 seine Tätigkeit bei der Forschergruppe aufgeben und eine unbefristete Stelle am städtischen Museum der Stadt Radolfzell antreten. Die Forschergruppe bedankt sich bei Rüdiger Specht für seine tatkräftige und effiziente Mitarbeit während der ersten beiden Jahre und wünscht ihm für sein weiteres berufliches Fortkommen alles Gute.

2007

October 2007

The project "A Cognitive Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Mandarin, Taiwanese and German Fixed Expressions of Money, Wealth and Poverty" undertaken by Prof. Shelley Ching-Yu Hsieh from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan (Taiwan), will be supported for one year as a "Young Investigator Project" by the "NCKU Top University Project" programme. This linguistic research project examines expressions of money, wealth and poverty in Mandarin Chinese and German with the focus on the social development, cognition, and culture implications of the respective languages. For more details see project 52.

August 2007

Cao Jin from Peking University, Department of History, was granted a 3-year PhD Scholarship by the "Sun Hung Kai Properties - Kwoks' Foundation Limited", Hongkong, for the period from October 2007 to September 2010. She will come to Tübingen and do research on the minting industry during the early and high Qing period within the framework of the research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900". Moreover, she will continue her support for the mint-metal transport database of the research group.

July 2007

Prof. Shelley Ching-Yu Hsieh from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan (Taiwan), received support for a six-day stay at Tübingen University by the program "Collaboration with Taiwan within the Framework of the DFG-NSC Agreement". She joined the research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" with the topic "A Cognitive Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Mandarin, Taiwanese and German Fixed Expressions of Money, Wealth and Poverty". For this project she recently applied for funding with Taiwanese institutions.

June 2007

Prof. Gao Xuan from Qinghua University is invited by the DAAD for a research stay in Germany from September 15 to October 10, 2007. He will participate at the second international conference of the research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" in Bochum and will continue his work on "Mint Metal Transports in Yunnan of the Qing Period: An Analysis of Transport Systems and Related Problems" (project 30). In his application he has been supported by Dr. Shan Kunqin and especially by Dr. Nanny Kim.

May 2007

Pan Xiaoxia from the Institute of Qing History of Renmin University of China will receive a ten-month scholarship from the University of Tübingen from October 1, 2007, to July 31, 2008. Within the framework of the research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" she will work on the topic "The Bankruptcy of Traditional Financial Institutes and the Financial Market during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" (project 44). He application was supported in Beijing by Prof. Iwo Amelung, now at Frankfurt University.

May 2007

The Max Planck Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have generously granted our application for the support of scientific exchange between members of our research group 'Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900' and our colleagues at the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The exchange mainly involves the projects no. 2, 4, 6, 7, 19, 20 and 27. The support will cover travel expenses of both Chinese and German collaborators as well as the allowance and accommodation costs for research stays in Germany and China. Researchers from each side will spend altogether 15-18 months at their respective host institute.

March 2007

Like in the case of the first international workshop of the DFG research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" (Oct. 12-15, 2006, Heidelberg), the German-East Asian Forum for Science and Humanities (Deutsch-Ostasiatisches Wissenschaftsforum) has provided substantial support also for the workshop II.3 on "Monies, Exchange Rates, Prices and Wages" taking place in Tübingen from March 29-30, 2007.

March 2007

Frau Dr. Anke Scherer übergibt die Bearbeitung des Bochumer Projekts zur Kupferproduktion Ende März 2007 an Frau Keiko Nagase-Reimer, um am 1. April 2007 an der Cologne Business School, einer privaten Fachhochschule in Köln, eine Professur für Asian Management and Business Languages anzutreten. Sie wird dem Gesamtprojekt weiterhin durch ein eigenes, kleines Projekt verbunden bleiben.

January 2007

The Universitätsbund Tübingen - Vereinigung der Freunde der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen e.V. - supports the travel of Dr. Hans-Joachim Rosner and his team to China with an amount of 1800 Euros.



2006

October 2006

Elisabeth Kaske was appointed junior professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt. Her project within the research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900" has now been taken over by Ulrich Theobald, M.A., Tübingen, who will work on "Financial Organisation and Economic Consequences of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771-74): Regional and Empire-wide Implications" (project 5). Prof. Kaske will, however, continue to collaborate closely with the research group by investigating "Contributions: War Finance and the Sale of Offices in Qing China."

August 2006

Tobias Wissler, M.A., will start working at the project no. 43 "Buddhist monasteries and their role in the Chinese markets between 1600 and 1900" on January 1, 2007. Profs. Heirman and Dessein (Gent) have successfully applied for funds with the "Fonds voor Wetenschappelijg Onderzoe" (Fonds for Scientific Research, Brussels ), which include the employment of a fulltime researcher for four years. Mr. Wissler will investigate into the role of the Chinese Buddhist monasteries within the economical centres of Late Imperial China. Their economic functions from the grass root level of the village to the capital of Beijing underwent important changes during the time under investigation, which have barely been studied until now. Mr Wissler plans to make use of the extensive archival material and other sources at the disposal of the project to fill this gap of knowledge. Working in Gent , he will therefore begin with collecting research material at the partner universities of Tübingen and Heidelberg as well as other European universities and in China.

July 2006

Our collaborator, Prof. Dr. Roger Greatrex, Department of East Asian Languages at Lund University, has obtained support from Carl-Fredrik Lyngby Donation for the project "Counterfeiting and Counterfeiters in Late Imperial China: Criminal Action and Legal Prosecution" (associated project no. 37). In a first phase, the project will be supported during a period of four months, followed by two further phases upon report and re-application. This project will contribute substantially not only to the monetary history of China, but also to its legal history by taking into account legal codes, regulations, and handbooks as well as archival materials.

May 2006

From October 2006 until March 2007 both Mrs. Chen Hailian (Tsinghua University, Beijing) and Mrs. Frau Cao Jin (Institute of History, Peking University) will work and undertake research in Tübingen within the DFG research group "Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900". Mrs. Chen's stay will be financed by the research group, while Mrs. Cao received a Hermann Hesse scholarship from the Kreissparkasse Calw, a regional bank in the Black Forests. Mrs. Cao will work on "Mint Metal Transports to the Provincial Mints of Guangdong and Guangxi: The Interaction of State and Private Structures in China from the 1730s to the 1850s" (no. 51), Mrs. Chen on "Mint Metal Transports in Yunnan of the Qing Period: An Analysis of Transport Systems and Related Problems" (no. 30).

January 2006

Prof. Gao Xuan informed us about the good news that the Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of Tsinghua University approved the research Project "Qingdai Xi'nan diqu de jiaotong yu qianbi shengchan yunshu yanjiu (Research into Transport History and the Production of Coins in China's Southwest during the Qing Period). This project will be carried out at Tsinghua University from January 2006 to September 2008. The research team comprises Gao Xuan, Dai Wusan, Song Jianze, Liu Qing, You Zhanhong, Feng Lisheng and Chen Hailian (see also under project no. 30).

January 2006

Dr. Jun Seong-ho (Economic History, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul) will be in Tübingen from February 27 to March 2. For his research interests see associate project no. 47. On Tuesday, February 28, 2 p.m., he will give an "Introduction to Choseon Government Annual Reports and Diaries containing Data on Gold, Silver, Copper, Rice, Clothes, Bean, and Husked Millet" at the Institute of Chinese and Korean Studies at Tübingen University.

January 2006

Dr. Wang Qing will work for two years in the project "The East Asian 'Mediterranean', c. 1500-1800: A New Quality in the Development of its Neighbouring Countries" which is directed by PD Dr. Angela Schottenhammer, University of Munich.








[Uni Tübingen | Seminar für Sinologie und Koreanistik]
Info/ © Webmaster/Letzte Änderung 15.06.08