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January 2022

Lecture: Federico Brusadelli, University of Naples “L’Orientale”: Self-government (zizhi) in China from the late Qing to the Republic: a contested concept in the search for political modernity

Jan 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Image: sung ming whang: Early saturday morning in color, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), https://flic.kr/p/6E5PXd Abstract This talk will look at how the concept of zizhi 自治 (self-government) was (re) articulated in late imperial and early republican China (1898-1928), either to strengthen and “modernize” the Manchu Empire or to build federal/republican counternarratives to the traditional system. From the late Qing official Huang Zunxian 黄遵宪 (who praised the Japanese system of provincial governance as pivotal in the Meiji State-building process)…

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February 2022

“Contemporary Theater Art” Seminar Series No. 9 – Comedies in contemporary Chinese theatre – a sudden boom

Feb 2, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Content: Sabine Heymann in conversation with Anna Stecher about her new book „Die Konjunktur her Komödie im China der Gegenwart“ (The boom of comedies in contemporary China) -  which presents six current successful comedies from China in German translation. Chinese theatre is not famous for comedies. As far as we know, up to now no Western book has been explicitly dedicated to this topic. However, comedies are among the most watched and discussed plays in contemporary Chinese theatre of recent…

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