Academic Confucius Institute at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Past Activities

Since its inauguration in 2014, the Academic Confucius Institute Göttingen has hosted or co-hosted a wide variety of lectures, conferences, international workshops, performances and other events. For instance, leading China-experts representing a variety of academic disciplines have given presentations in Göttingen with support of the Academic Confucius Institute and other institutes or departments. A list of the most important events is provided below.

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Academic activities

  • Sonderführung durch den Alten Botanischen Garten der Universität Göttingen: China – Pflanzen aus dem Reich der Mitte (July 10 2019)
  • Lecture Series: China’s Green Transformation: ZHANG Xuehua (Nanjing University) “Managing Municipal Solid Waste in China: A Community-based Decentralized Approach” (July 09 2019)
  • Lecture Series: China’s Green Transformation: WU Jian (Renmin University of China) “Governance of Green Space: Management Structure, Planning and Policies in China” (July 08 2019)
  • Prof. HUANG Li 黄立 (Peking University): 构式语法视野下的语法习得研究 (Construction Grammar and the Study of Second Language Acquisition of Chinese Grammar) (July 03 2019)
  • Fortbildung für Chinesischlehrkräfte “Training von Hörverstehenskompetenzen im schulischen Chinesischunterricht” (June 29 2019)
  • Prof. Shaoxin DONG (Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China), “The Introduction of the Term “ASIA” into China and Chinese responses” (June 27 2019)
  • Prof. Olivier Remaud (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France) and Prof. Chunjie Zhang (University of California, Davis, USA), “Normative and Reflexive Ethics: Perspectives from China and the West, 1900-1950” (June 25 2019)
  • Prof. Selçuk Esenbel (Department of History, Boğaziçi University Istanbul), “Japan and China on the Silk Road: a Global History of Politics and Culture in Eurasia” (June 18 2019)
  • Lecture Series: China’s Green Transformation: Prof. Dr. Martin Welp (Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development) “Greening for urban wellbeing: A Sustainability Assessment of the Kökyar Protection Forest in NW China” (June 18 2019)
  • Prof. Sheldon Garon (Department of History, Princeton University), “On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. learned from the Bombing of Britain, Germany, and China” (June 12 2019)
  • Sonderführung durch den Alten Botanischen Garten der Universität Göttingen: China – Pflanzen aus dem Reich der Mitte (June 05 2019)
  • Prof. Dr. JI Chuanbo 汲传波 (Peking University 北京大学): 面向第二语言教学的汉语语体语法研究 (Turning towards research on Register Grammar for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (May 23 2019)
  • Prof. LI Xiaoqi 李晓琪 (Peking University 北京大学): 汉语虚词教学与研究 (Teaching and Research of Chinese Function Words)  (May 23 2019)
  • Sonderführung durch den Alten Botanischen Garten der Universität Göttingen: China – Pflanzen aus dem Reich der Mitte (May 22 2019)
  • Prof. Dr. Lena Hennigsen (Freiburg University), “Reading as creative and social practice: Unofficial popular entertainment literature during the Cultural Revolution” (May 20 2019)
  • Lecture Series: China’s Green Transformation: Dr. LI Hongtao 李红涛 (Zhejiang University) “Defining a Green APP: Civic Tech, Digital Activism and Visions of Public Participation” (May 14 2019)
  • Prof. Dr. JIA Fang 贾放 (Beijing Normal University), 海外语言环境中的汉语口头表达训练 (Chinese Oral Expression Training in Overseas Language Environment) (May 08 2019)
  • Lecture Series: China’s Green Transformation: Eva Sternfeld (Sino-German Agricultural Centre) “Transforming China’s Agriculture and Food Sector – On path to sustainability?” (May 06 2019)
  • Li-Jen Kuo 郭麗蓁 (Texas A&M University, USA), “Acquisition of Chinese Characters by Second Language Learners: The Effects of Character Properties and Individual Differences” (April 17 2019)
  • Fortbildung für Chinesischlehrkräfte “Schriftzeichendidaktik und schriftliche Lernziele im Chinesischunterricht” 针对西方学习者的汉字教学与书面方面的学习目标 (February 23 2019)
  • (Cancelled!) Prof. Dr. Nicolas Standaert (KU Leuven/Belgium), An Intercultural Communication Circuit of Books Between China and Europe in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: The Establishment of In-Between Textual Communities (January 18 2019)
  • Prof. Zhang Xupeng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Beyond National History: Some New Trends in Chinese History Writing (December 05 2018)
  • Prof. Zhang Xupeng (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Beyond National History: Some New Trends in Chinese History Writing (December 05 2018)
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), North-East Asian peripheries in focus: industrialization, architecture and city planning in Inner Mongolia (December 03 2018)
  • Prof. YANG Yuling 杨玉玲 (Beijing Language and Culture University), Struktur und Didaktik der chinesischen Schriftzeichen 汉字造字法和汉字教学 (October 25 2018)
  • Prof. Mu-chou Poo (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Old society, New Belief: Religious transformation of Rome and China (1st – 6th c. CE) (October 25 2018)
  • “汉语作为外语”专题工作坊 / Fortbildungsveranstaltung „Chinesisch als Fremdsprache“: Prof. Dr. YANG Yuling 杨玉玲教授, 体验式汉语教学方法、技巧和课堂活动 (Methoden, Tricks und Aktivitäten für einen erlebnisorientierten Chinesischunterricht) (October 20 2018)
  • Feierlichkeiten anlässlich des Konfuzius-Tages und des chinesischen Mondfests: VORTRAG (September 25 2018)
  • Summer School on Empirical Research Methods in Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Language Teaching (only registered participants) (September 05 2018)
  • Prof. Chen Huaiyu (Arizona State University), The animal turn in the study of global history: a religious perspective (July 05 2018)
  • Vortragsreihe „On Stage: Chinesische Oper im Kulturkontakt“ – Filmvorführung Cunxi 村戏 / Bangzi Melody (OmU, chin.-engl.) (July 03 2018)
  • Vortragsreihe „On Stage: Chinesische Oper im Kulturkontakt“ – Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler, „Young Diva, go East – Operntraditionen in China“ (July 02 2018)
  • Marijk van der Wende and Marcus Düwell, “The New Silk Road: Implications for higher education and research cooperation between China and Europe” (June 26 2018)
  • Vortragsreihe „On Stage: Chinesische Oper im Kulturkontakt“ – Dr. Andreas Seifert, „Bühnen aus Papier. Popularisierung von Opern- und Theaterstoffen im chinesischen Comic“ (June 19 2018)
  • Fortbildung für Chinesischlehrkräfte an Schulen: Erstellung, Bewertung und unterrichtliche Vorbereitung von Klausuren mit „Sprachmittlung“ in der gymnasialen Oberstufe und der Abiturprüfung Chinesisch (June 09 2018)
  • Vortragsreihe „On Stage: Chinesische Oper im Kulturkontakt“ – Karsten Gundermann, „China und die Barockmusik. Von Chinoiserien, Missionaren und gegenwärtigen Experimenten“ (June 05 2018)
  • QIN Yaqing (China Foreign Affairs University), “Chinese culture and foreign policy decision (中国文化与外交决策)” (May 29 2018)
  • Florian Coulmas: “Die Alphabetschrift ist an und für sich die intelligentere.“ Überlegungen zur Bewertung von Schriftsystemen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Chinesischen (May 23 2018)
  • Bene Bassetti (University of Warwick, U.K.), “Chinese as a Second Language Writing System: Some Less Widely Researched Issues” (May 16 2018)
  • Prof. Dr. FENG Xuefeng 冯学锋 (Wuhan University), How has the internet influenced the Chinese language situation? 互联网给中国语言生活带来了什么? (May 08 2018)
  • ZHANG Chunjie (University of California at Davis), “Weber, China and Cultural Pessimism” (May 03 2018)
  • Yang LU (University of Nottingham, U.K.), “Recent Research on SLA in Chinese and Pedagogic Issues” (April 25 2018)
  • LIU Kang (Duke University), “Chinese Exceptionalism: A Research Agenda” (April 24 2018)
  • Vortragsreihe „On Stage: Chinesische Oper im Kulturkontakt“ – Anna Peschke: „Neue deutsche Pekingoper“ (March 15 2018)
  • “汉语作为外语”专题培训 (Fortbildung “Fachdidaktik Chinesisch” 2018): 1.词汇教学的原则和方法 (Grundlagen und Methoden der Wortschatzvermittlung), 2.汉语语法与语法教学 (Grammatik des Chinesischen und Grammatikunterricht) (February 24 2018)
  • Francois Gipouloux (CNRS). “Maritime trade expansion in late Ming China” (January 22 2018)
  • OAS Lecture (co-hosted by AKI): Prof. Jeffrey Wasserstrom (UC Irvine): “China and the World in 1900: Stories of the Boxers and the First Global War” (December 13 2017)
  • CeMEAS Lecture: Prof. Jane Duckett: TBA (December 12 2017)
  • Prof. Xiong Yuegen (Peking Univ.): “Poverty Alleviation as an Instrument of Technical Governance in Rural China” (December 07 2017)
  • OAS Lecture (co-hosted by AKI): Prof. Hsiung Ping-chen (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Discovering Childhood and Paediatrics in Chinese History: Further Considerations” (November 28 2017)
  • 8. Norddeutsches Chinesischlehrertreffen (November 25 2017)
  • OAS Lecture: Prof. Mayfair Yang (UC Santa Barbara): “Gendered Religiosity: Patriarchal Structures and Women’s Agency in China” (November 16 2017)
  • 本年度第三次“汉语作为外语”专题工作坊 (3. Workshop “Fachdidaktik Chinesisch): 教学组织与管理 (Organisation und Management von Lehr- und Lernprozessen) (October 14 2017)
  • Festvortrag zum Konfuzius-Tag: Prof. Dr. Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer, Tübingen – Hoffnung auf Harmonie – Was China eigentlich ausmacht (September 28 2017)
  • Lecture Prof. Wang Hui (Tsinghua University): The Beginning of the Century: A Reconsideration on the 20th Century in Chinese/Global History (July 12 2017)
  • Lecture Prof. Yu Baorong, MD, MPH, Ph.D: Healthcare Pricing System and Provider Payment in China (July 05 2017)
  • „Saure Trauben essen“ – Ein Gespräch über Literatur und Bildung in China mit dem chinesischen Autor Yu Yiming (June 27 2017)
  • International Conference TACE: “Teaching and Assessing Chinese in Europe: Proficiency Expectations and Assessment Instruments” (June 02 2017)
  • Lecture Prof. ZHANG Haizheng (BFSU): “Recent Developments of Chinese Civil Law” (May 31 2017)
  • Lecture/讲座 Prof. YAN Shuangwu / 严双伍教授 一带一路倡议:缘起、发展和前景 (The Chinese“One Belt, one road”Initiative: Its origin, development and perspectives) (May 26 2017)
  • Vortrag Prof. XIAO Huafeng: “Cultural Imperialism and Americanization in China” (May 17 2017)
  • Prof. XU Guoqi (Hong Kong University): “Chinese and Americans: A Shared History” (May 15 2017)
  • 2. Workshop „Fachdidaktik Chinesisch“: „Grundlagen und Didaktik der chinesischen Schrift “ 汉字基础及汉字教学, Dr. Haiying Zhang (张海英) Beijing Foreign Studies University / Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 北京外国语大学 / 哥廷根大学 (May 13 2017)
  • Vortrag Prof. Dr. Yong LIANG (Universität Trier): “Sinologische Aspekte einer interkulturellen Linguistik” (April 27 2017)
  • Vortrag Prof. Martin Powers (Univ. of Michigan): “The Shared Struggle for Freer Speech in Early Modern China and England” (April 24 2017)
  • Vortrag Prof. Dr. PAN Rui (Fudan University): “China-United States Relations under Changing Circumstances: Past, Present and Prospect” (April 18 2017)
  • Workshop: Current Best Practices in U.S. Chinese Language Education (Cynthia Ning, University of Hawaii) (February 11 2017)
  • Sponsor of international conference (December 01 2016)
  • The Study of Modern India at Chinese Universities (December 01 2016)
  • Religion and Society in People’s Republic of China (November 22 2016)
  • Confucian Role Ethics: A Challenge to the Ideology of Individualism (November 09 2016)
  • Confucian Role Ethics: A Challenge to the Ideology of Individualism (November 09 2016)
  • Sino-German Symposium on Social Computing (August 29 2016)
  • Lecture Prof. Hsiung Ping-Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong): Chinese Humanities in the Global Era (July 06 2016)
  • Lecture Prof. Mu-Chou Poo (Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong): Common Elements of an Axial Age? Comparative Perspectives on Ancient China and Ancient Egypt (July 06 2016)
  • China in the Global Humanities (July 06 2016)
  • Regionalizing the Global, Globalizing the Regional: An interdisciplinary conversation (June 23 2016)
  • Sustainability and Crisis of Transcendence: An Asian Perspective (June 22 2016)
  • Buddhism in China Today (June 15 2016)
  • Vortrag Prof. Dr. Li Xuetao: Buddhismus im heutigen China (June 15 2016)
  • Modern German Literature in China—A Case Study of Franz Kafka (June 13 2016)
  • VortragProf. Dr. Ren Weidong (Beijing Foreign Studies University): Kafka in China – Rezeptionsgeschichte eines Klassikers der Moderne (June 13 2016)
  • The Revolution Comes to the East: colonial Modernity, National Subjectivity and Subaltern Everydayness (June 13 2016)
  • Visit to confucius institute headquarters (HANBAN) (May 19 2016)
  • Visit to Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) (May 17 2016)
  • From the Red Guard Movement to the Sent Down Youth (April 20 2016)
  • Rethinking China’s Place in Global History Comparatively (February 16 2016)
  • Transformative Spaces of 19th Century East Asia: A Japanese Merchant’s Experience of Treaty Port Yokohama (February 02 2016)
  • Individual Power and the Politics of Welfare in China: Bringing Persons Back in Institutional Analysis (December 15 2015)
  • Compilation of World History in a Changing World (October 27 2015)
  • 19th Chinese Language Teaching Conference (September 24 2015)


  • Cultural activities

  • Feier zum chinesischen Neujahrsfest 2019 (January 12 2019)
  • “Zheng He – als die Drachenschiffe kamen” – Das Karin Schäfer Figuren Theater zu Gast bei der Kinder-Uni Göttingen (November 07 2018)
  • Feierlichkeiten anlässlich des Konfuzius-Tages und des chinesischen Mondfests: FEIER zum MONDFEST (September 24 2018)
  • Feierlichkeiten anlässlich des Konfuzius-Tages und des chinesischen Mondfests: KONZERT (September 22 2018)
  • Lecture by Prof. Dr. Frederick Lau (University of Hawai at Manoa): Listening to Chinese Music (June 27 2016)
  • Modern Chinese Music, Listening to Chinese Music (May 26 2016)
  • Chinese New Year Celebration (February 03 2016)
  • Chinese New Year Grand Performance (January 30 2016)
  • Upcoming Activities