Global and Transregional Studies Platform Goettingen

Anneliese Maier Research Award for Prof. Wang Hui

Goettingen, 29 January 2018

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has recently granted an Anneliese Maier Research Award to Prof. Wang Hui, a scholar in the fields of history and literature studies at Tsinghua University.

The award is valued at 250,000€, and provides the basis for a long-term collaboration with the Göttingen Department of East Asian Studies and the Platform for Global and Transregional Studies Goettingen. Wang Hui’s main collaboration partner is Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier. Professor Wang will chiefly conduct research on the complex regional and global entanglements of modern Chinese history.

Wang Hui, who in the past served as the co-editor of the influential Chinese journal Dushu, is not only a highly influential figure in the academic and sociopolitical debates in China. Also in many other parts of the world, his works – for instance his critical reflections on Chinese and global modernity – have been widely received. In 2008, the magazine Foreign Policy listed him among the top 100 most influential intellectuals worldwide. In Germany, he has already contributed to public debates through substantial published dialogues with politicians like Helmut Schmidt or Sigmar Gabriel.

Call for Papers closes Feb 28: SSRC InterAsian Connections VI: Hanoi Conference

15 January 2018 

4-7 December 2018, hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

The conference will include concurrent workshops coordinated by individual directors and showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences and related disciplines. Workshops will focus on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from West Asia through Eurasia and South Asia and Southeast Asia to East Asia.

The conference structure and schedule have been designed to enable intensive working group interactions on a specific research theme, as well as broader interactions on topics of mutual interest and concern. Accordingly, there will be public sessions open to the full group of conference participants and additional scholars as well as closed workshop sessions.

International Journal of Communication’s “Special Section on Mediatized Populisms: InterAsian Lineages released

25 October 2017 

The International Journal of Communication’s “Special Section on Mediatized Populisms: InterAsian Lineages” has just been released.

It was co-edited by Prof Srirupa Roy from the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Göttingen.