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Table 1: Research topics of the core group to be supported by the DFG


Project No.

Project leader

University

Subject

Topic for the first and the second three-vear periods

Position and research officer

1 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies Qing Coinage, 1736-1850: Mint Statistics and Numismatic Evidence Dr. Werner Burger
2 Qing Coinage, 1850 to 1911: Mint Statistics, Numismatic Evidence, and Monetary Policy
3 Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag Tübingen Chinese Studies Mint Metal Procurement for Jiangsu and Zhejiang in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: An Inquiry into the Organisational Capacity of the Qing State Thomas Hirzel, Dr.
4 Qing Monetary Policies and the Lower Yangzi Economy, 1644 to 1850: National Approaches and Regional Developments
5 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies The Zinc Administration in Southwest China, 1700-1850: Institutional, Economic and Social Case Studies Chen Hailian, M.A.
6 Dr. Hans-Joachim Rosner Tübingen Geography Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900: Local, Regional, National and International Dimensions: Cartography and GIS-based Analyses Rüdiger Specht M.A.
7 Natural Resources in the Mining Areas of Yunnan during the Qing Period - Landscape Development, Environmental Change, Cartography, and GIS-based Webmapping Dipl.-Geogr. Stefan Dieball
8 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel, Jun. Prof. Elisabeth Kaske Tübingen/Frankfurt Chinese Studies Financial Organisation and Economic Consequences of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771-74): Regional and Empire-wide Implications Ulrich Theobald, M.A.
10 Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler Heidelberg Chinese Studies From the Southwestern Mines to the Metropolitan Mints: Technologies, Organization and Representations in State Transports of Qing China Dr. Nanny Kim
11 Issues in the History of Transport Systems, the Environment and Mint Metal Shipments in Qing China Dr. Nanny Kim
12 Prof. Dr. Regine Mathias Bochum Japanese Studies Japanese Copper Production from the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Administrative, Social, Political and Technical Foundations Dr. Anke Scherer/ Dr. des. Keiko Nagase-Reimer
13 Japanese-Chinese Copper Trade, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Regional, Interregional and International Aspects Dr. Keiko Nagase-Reimer
14 Prof. Dr. Robert Horres Tübingen Japanese Studies Money and Monetary Policies of the Shogunate and Domains in Late Tokugawa Japan: Discourses and Practices Dr. Bettina Gramlich-Oka

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Table 2: Research topics of the project leaders

No

Researcher

University

Subject

Topic

16 Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies Brass Prohibitions and State Collection of Brass Utensils and Scrap Brass During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: State and Market in Competition
17 Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies A History of Mining in Southern Hunan, Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Political, Social, and Economic Dimensions
18 Prof. Achim Mittag Tübingen Chinese Studies The Cost of Learning: Funding and Financial Management of Academies (shuyuan) in Late Imperial China, 1600-1900
19 Prof. Achim Mittag Tübingen Chinese Studies Inspecting the "Way of Business" (gudao) as Observed by the Qianlong Emperor on his Incognito Southern Tour: An Inquiry into the Novel Qianlong xunxing Jiangnan ji
20 Prof. Barbara Mittler Heidelberg Chinese Studies Morals, Money and Gender in Late Imperial and Modern China
21 Prof. Barbara Mittler Heidelberg Chinese Studies Marginal Concerns? Morals, Money and Gender in Late Imperial and Modern China
22 Prof. Regine Mathias Bochum Japanese Studies Illustrations on Mining and Smelting in Premodern Japan: A Preliminary Evaluation in Comparative Perspective
23 Prof. Regine Mathias Bochum Japanese Studies Prices and Services in Nagasaki, as encountered by Philipp Franz von Siebold, based on Materials from the Siebold Collection of the Ruhr-University Bochum
24 Prof. Robert Horres Tübingen Japanese Studies Money Economy and Socio-economic Change in Tokugawa Japan (1600-1900)

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Table 3: Research topics of associated scholars

No

Researcher

University

Subject

Topic

Duration

27 Dr. Shan Kunqin Tübingen Chinese Studies Money, Wealth, and Poverty in Late Imperial Chinese Fiction: A Case Study of the Hongloumeng (The Dream of the Red
Chamber)
2008-2011
28 Dr. Shan Kunqin, Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies Early Medieval Chinese Texts on Money and Morality: The Qianshen lun (Debates on the Spirit of Cash) and Qian bencao (Cash Pharmacopoeia) until 2008
29 Members of the Research Group, in collaboration with Prof. Baten Tübingen Economic History and Chinese Studies Monetary and Financial Policies in Qing China: The Exchange Rates between Copper Cash and Silver Tael in Econometric Perspective 2005-2011
30 Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner Heidelberg Chinese Studies Credibility and Credit: The Role of Foreigners in Securing Trust for Chinese State and Shanghai Private Loans, 1870- 1895 2005-2011
31 Prof. Su Rongyu Chinese Academy of Sciences History of Technology Coin Production Technology During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in China: Metallurgical Analyses, Industrial Archaeology, and Documentary Evidence 2005-2010
32 Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel, with Prof. Su Rongyu and Dr. Nanny Kim Tübingen / Chinese Academy of Sciences/Heidelberg Chinese Studies / History of Technology Dealing with Man-made, Natural and Supernatural Disasters: A Nineteenth-Century Manual for Copper Transport Officials 2005-2009
33 Cao Jin, M.A. Tübingen Chinese Studies Mining, Mint Metal Transport and Minting in Sichuan Province, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Effects on the Regional Economy and Society 2008-2011
34 Prof. Gao Xuan, Chen Hailian Tsinghua University, Beijing History of Science & Technology Mint Metal Transports in the Qing Period: An Analysis of Transport Systems and Related Problems 2006-2008
35 Prof. Peter J. Golas, with Michael Schön, M.A., and Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel, Dr. Georges Métaillié Denver University/Tübingen History of China Mining and Smelting in Late Imperial China: Wu Qijun (1789-1847) and the Diannan kuangchang tulüe (Illustrated Account of the Mines and Smelters of Yunnan) 2005-2008
36 Prof. Erhard Rosner Göttingen Chinese Studies Ming Mining Policy and its "Pernicious Influence" (liudu) in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century China 2006 (open end project)
37 N.N. Tübingen Chinese Studies Regulations and Precedents for Prices and Wages (wuliao jiazhi zeli) of the Qianlong Period (1736-1795): Purposes and Usefulness Then and Now 2008-2011
38 Prof. Jane Kate Leonard University of Akron Chinese Studies The Evolution of the ad hoc Bureau (ju) in Capital Grain Supply in the Late Qing Period (1826-1870): Co-operation between State and Private Organisations 2009-2010
39 Prof. Roger Greatrex Lund University Chinese Studies Counterfeiting and Counterfeiters in Late Imperial China: Criminal Action and Legal Prosecution 2006-2008 (+slightly modified continuation)
40 Prof. Iwo Amelung Frankfurt Chinese Studies Government Bonds in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century: An Abortive Attempt at Financial Modernization 2007-2010
41 Dr. Peter M. Kuhfus Tübingen Chinese Studies Western Money in Chinese Eyes, Chinese Money in Western Eyes: Cross-cultural Perspectives, Sixteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries 2006-2010
42 Prof. Iwo Amelung Tübingen Chinese Studies The Reception of Western Financial and Monetary Knowledge in Late Qing China 2008-2011
43 Dr. Andrea Janku SOAS, London History State Finances and the Public Sphere: Building the Nation on the Experience of Crisis in Late Qing China 2008-2010
44 Dr. Vincent Goossaert CNRS, Paris Sociology of Religion Jie tianxiang, "Settling Heavenly Accounts": Money and Religion in Late Imperial China 2007 (open end project)
45 Tobias Wissler, M.A. Ghent Chinese Religion Chinese Monasteries and their Functions as Market Players in the Qing Period 2007-2010
46 Pan Xiaoxia, M.A. Renmin University of China Qing History The Bankruptcy of Traditional Financial Institutes and the Financial Market in China during the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century 2008-2011
47 Dr. Christine Moll-Murata Utrecht Economic History Wage Payments in the Qing Period: Structures, Conflicts, and Solutions 2005-2008
48 Prof. Kuroda Akinobu Tokyo East Asian History The Monetary Systems of Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and Later Yi-Korea: A Comparative Perspective 2005 (open end project)
49 Prof. Jun Seong-ho Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul Economic History Later Choseon Korea in East Asian Monetary Systems: Regional Patterns of Metal Trade and Effects on Korean Economic Structures 2005 (open end project)
50 Prof. Klaus Antoni Tübingen Japanese Studies The "Seven Deities of Good Fortune": Money, Religion and Folklore in Tokugawa Japan (1600 - 1868) 2008 (open end project)
51 Prof. Gregory Smits Pennsylvania State University East Asian History Metal, Money and Monetary Policy in the Eighteenth-Century Ryukyu Kingdom 2005-2006
52 Dr. Song Moon-Ey Tübingen Korean Studies Money and Private Financial Institutions in Late Eighteenth-Century Korean Fiction: Literary Representation and Financial Practice 2006-2009
53 Cao Jin, M.A. Peking University Chinese History 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 2006-2007
54 Prof. Dr. Shelley Ching-yu Hsieh National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Comparative Linguistics A Cognitive Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Mandarin Chinese and German Fixed Expressions of Money, Wealth and Poverty 2006-2007
55 Prof. em. Dr. Harald Witthöft Siegen University Economic and Social History Money and Currency, Trade and Goods, Economy and Technology - Different cultures in Northern Europe (8th -15th, 16th-19th Centuries) 2003 (open end project)
56 Prof. Hans Ulrich Vogel Tübingen Chinese Studies Prices of Goods and Values of Silver in the Canton Trade: Some New Findings based on Eighteenth-Century Western Archival Documents and Reports 2009-2011
57 Prof. Zhou Weirong, Yang Jun, M.A., and Qin Huiying, M.A. China Numismatic Museum, Beijing Chinese Numismatics Research on the Coin Casting Technologies during the Qing Period 2008-2011
58 Qin Huiying, M.A. China Numismatic Museum, Beijing Chinese History The Production of Coins and Monetary Policy in Beijing during the Qing Period 2008-2011
59 Prof. George Bryan Souza University of Texas History Cassia or False Cinnamon in China: Production, Use, Commerce, Consumption, and Maritime Trade in the Early Modern World 2002-2020
60 Prof. George Bryan Souza University of Texas History Silverization and Beyond: Interconnecting Maritime Trade, Exchange, and Expansion in Early Modern Asian Economies open end project
61 Prof. Anke Scherer Cologne Business School Asian Management and Business Languages The Transformation of Japan's Premodern Copper Mines into Modern Enterprises in the Meiji Period: The Founding Years of Japan's Modern Copper Industry 2007-2010
62 Simone Schultz, cand. phil. Tübingen Chinese Studies Mining Policy in Early and Mid-Qing China: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Sub-chapter kengzhi in the Qingchao wenxian tongkao 2007-2008
63 Dr. Yang Yuda Fudan University, Shanghai Historical Geography Production and Marketing of Private Copper in Yunnan Province during the Mid-Qing Period (1722-1855) 2008-2009
64 Prof. Arturo Giráldez University of the Pacific, Stockton Economic and Cultural History China and the Manila Galleons 2007-2009
65 Prof. Lan Yong South-western University, Chongqing Historical Geography Transport and Trade on the Rivers of Sichuan during the Qing Period (1644-1911) 2009-2010
66 Prof. Richard von Glahn University of California, Los Angeles Chinese History International Circulation of Chinese Money, Eleventh to Sixteenth Centuries 2006-2009
67 Prof. Dennis O. Flynn, Prof. Willem Wolters University of the Pacific, Stockton Radboud University, Nijmegen Economics, Economic History, Economic Anthropology Analysis of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Government and VOC Global Accounting Systems and Monetary Policies with a Unified Theory of Prices 2007-2010
68 Prof. Jürgen Wertheimer Tübingen Comparative Literature Money, Wealth, and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century European Literature: Towards a Comparative Model open end project
69 Prof. Shimada Ryuto Tübingen Economic History The Import Trade in Precious Metals and the Economy of Japan, 1760-1850 2008-2009
70 Prof. Haneda Masashi Tokyo Eurasian History Comparison of the Form of "State" in Eurasia in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 2008-2009 (+slightly modified continuation)
71 Prof. Arano Yasunori Rikkyo University Japanese History The Smuggling Trade and the Trading System of Nagasaki in the Mid-Tokugawa Period 2008-2009
72 Prof. Qiu Pengsheng Academia Sinica, Institute of Modern History Chinese History Sichuan Trade Networks and the Flow of "Merchant Copper" in the Qing Period 2008-2010
73 Prof. Lai Hui-min Academia Sinica, Institute of Modern History Chinese History The Emperor's Inner Court and the Copper Administration: An Archival Study of the Financial Records of the Inner Court 2008-2010
74 Prof. Dai Yingcong William Paterson University of New Jersey Chinese History Military Expenditures and their Economic Impact in Qing China - The Myanmar Campaign, 1765-1769 2008-2011
75 Prof. Jörg Baten Tübingen History The Influence of the Chinese Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Transport Sector on Market Integration and Living Standards: An Econometric Study 2006-2009
76 Prof. George Bryan Souza University of Texas Economic History From the Mountains to the Sea and Beyond: Chinese Zinc in Commerce and Maritime Trade in the Early Modern World 2008-2010
77 Prof. Peter Bernholz Basel Economics A Comparative Analysis of the Reasons of the Original Introduction of Coins in Greece/Lydia, China and India, their Spread and of the Consequences of this Development 2007 (open end project)
78 Prof. Peter Bernholz Basel Economics A Comparative Analysis of Inflations: Mid-nineteenth Century China as a Case Study 2007 (open end project)
79 Prof. Reinier H. Hesselink University of Northern Iowa Japanese History Merchants of Nagasaki in the First Quarter of the Seventeenth Century: Metal Dealers, Money Lenders, and Money Changers 2008-2009
80 Dr. Felix Boecking Cambridge University Chinese History State, Taxation and Society in Republican China 1925-1949 2008-2010
81 Dr. Lutz Ilisch Forschungsstelle für Islamische Numismatik, Tübingen Islamic Numismatics Gold Coinage in Xinjiang and its Relation to Foreign Influence in the Economies of the Khanates of Central Asia in the Nineteenth Century 2008-2011
82 Prof. Timothy Brook University of British Columbia/ Oxford University Chinese History Prices and Society in Ming China (1368-1644) 2004-2009
83 Prof. Wu Jiang University of Arizona East Asian Studies The Role of Chinese Buddhist Monks in Sino-Japanese Book Trade 2008-2011
84 Prof. Tian Miao Chinese Academy of Sciences History of Chinese Mathematics Monies, Prices, and Taxes in Traditional Chinese Mathematical Treatises 2008-2011
85 Dr. Marcus Popplow Independent Scholar Independent Scholar Changes in European Land Transport Systems before the Advent of the Railway: The Interplay of Cultural and Economic Factors 2002 (open end project)
86 Alexander Jost, M.A. Tübingen University Chinese Studies Poetry as a Source for the History of Technology: Translating and Understanding Hong Zikui's "Rhapsody of the Great Smelting" 2010-2011

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