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Activities


International Workshop: China and Japan - Transnational Interaction and its Impact on Language and Identity
On the occasion of the visit of Profs Joan Judge and Joshua Fogel (University of California at Santa Barbara), the MCST-Project hosted an informal workshop, organised by Natascha Vittinghoff, on the multi-facetted relations of transnational interaction between China and Japan.
The following papers were read and discussed at the meeting that took place on June 20, 2000, at the East Asian Department of the University of Göttingen:
Joan Judge: "Chinese nationalisms and female subjectivities: Meiji Japan and the emergence of feminine modernity in early twentieth century China", introduced by Natascha Vittinghoff: "Chinese students in the world and their relation to China";
Josh Fogel: "Changing Chinese representations of the Japanese language from Ming to Qing", introduced by Joachim Kurtz: "Migrating Meanings - Sino-Japanese linguistic exchange revisited"
Lecture: Denise Gimpel (University of Marburg)
Dr Denise Gimpel (University of Marburg) presented a paper on the topic "Mehr als Enten und Schmetterlinge: Die Literaturzeitschrift Xiaoshuo yuebao, 1910-1914" on May 4, 2000.
Online Essay: "Changing Concepts of 'Civilization' and 'Culture' in Modern China"(in Chinese)
This essay by Fang Weigui was first published in a slightly abbreviated version in the Chinese journal Shilin ("Historical Review"), edited under the auspices of the Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 1999.4, pp. 69-83. The online version is in BIG5 ("Traditional") Chinese encoding.
International Conference: Translating Western Knowledge into Late Imperial China
The MCST-Project hosted an international conference on the manifold problems of the translation of Western knowledge into late imperial China from 6-9 December, 1999 at the University of Göttingen.
For further information please visit the conference website or contact Natascha Vittinghoff (nvittin@gwdg.de).
Visiting Scholar: Viviane Alleton (EHESS, Paris)
Prof. Viviane Alleton (Centre Chine, EHESS, Paris) worked again in Göttingen and Berlin in December 1999. This visit was dedicated to the preparation of the chapter on linguistics for the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911".
Visiting Scholar: Wang Yangzong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking)
Prof. Wang Yangzong (Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking) worked once again in Göttingen and Berlin from December 1999 to February 2000. This visit was primarily dedicated to the preparation and revision of the chapters on physical sciences for the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911" as well as further work on terminological questions.
Visiting Scholar: Ma Jun (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
Associate Prof. Ma Jun (Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) worked with the WSC-Project in Göttingen and Berlin in December 1999. His visit was primarily dedicated to the preparation of the chapters on military sciences and technology for the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911".
Visiting Scholar: Su Rongyu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking)
Prof. Su Rongyu (Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking) worked in Göttingen and Berlin in December 1999. His visit was primarily dedicated to the preparation of the chapter on archaeology for the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911".
Visiting Scholar: Rune Svarverud (University of Oslo)
Dr Rune Svarverud (Department of Eastern European and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo) worked once again in Göttingen and Berlin in December 1999. This visit was dedicated to the preparation of the chapter on international law for the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911".
Visiting Scholar: Xiong Yuezhi (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
Prof. Xiong Yuezhi (Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) worked once again work with the project in Göttingen and Berlin in September and October 1999. This year collaboration focused on the chapters on social sciences in the bibliography "Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China, 1800-1911".
Visiting Scholar: Benjamin T'sou (City University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Benjamin T'sou (Language Information Sciences Research Center, City University of Hong Kong) visited Göttingen in September 1999 for the second time within the framework of a project sponsored by the DAAD and the Hong Kong Research Council dedicated to comparing the results of synchronic and diachronic studies of linguistic change in modern China. This visit was reserved for the discussion of methodological problems in assessing the dissemination of neologisms, in particular in the realm of law, and deliberations on possibilities of further cooperation between the WSC-Project and the Hong Kong programme on Linguistic Variations among Chinese Communities (LIVAC).
Visiting Scholar and Seminar: John Moffett (NRI, Cambridge)
John Moffett (Librarian, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge) visited Göttingen in July 1999 to discuss possibilities of further cooperation and exchanges. In addition, he gave a seminar entitled "Mandates, Ritual Faults, Senility and Death: Prediction in the Zuozhuan" on July 5, 1999.
Lecture: Christoph Müller-Hofstede (Ost-West-Kolleg, Bonn)
Christoph Müller-Hofstede, M.A. (Ost-West-Kolleg, Bonn) presented a lecture on the topic "Sinologie und Beruf" on June 29, 1999.
Visiting Scholar and Seminars: Chen Junmin (Zhejiang-University, Hangzhou)
Prof. Chen Junmin (Institute for History, Zhejiang-University, Hangzhou) visited the East Asian Department of the University of Göttingen in May and June 1999. Amongst other activities, Prof. Chen presented two papers on his research into the evolution of the term "Modern Neoconfucianism" (xiandai xin rujia) and the development of the Quanzhen-school of Daoism.
Lecture: Henrik Jaeger (University of Trier)
Dr Henrik Jager (University of Trier) read a paper entitled "Ein buddhistischer Kommentar (Hanshan Deqing) zum 11. Kapitel des Laozi" on April 27, 1999.
Lecture: Andrea Bréard (Université Paris VII)
Dr Andrea Bréard (Université Paris VII) presented a paper entitled "Schriftzeichenkombinatorik. Zur Konstruktion eines Systems mathematischer Objekte in der Yuan-Zeit" on January 27, 1999.
Visiting Scholar and Seminars: Riccardo Fracasso (University of Venice)
Dr Riccardo Fracasso (University of Venice) taught two seminars on the problems and the current state of Jiaguwen research during his visit to the East Asian Department in January 1999.
Visiting Scholar: Rune Svarverud (University of Oslo)
Dr Rune Svarverud (Department of Oriental Languages, University of Oslo) has been working in Göttingen in October and November 1998. Continuing previous cooperation, Svarverud discussed first results of his research on the evolution of modern Chinese terminology for international law and integrated his findings into the WSC-databases.
In addition, Dr Svarverud presented a paper on the topic "Rites or rights? The terminological challenges when introducing international law into China" on November 10, 1998.
Visiting Scholar: Georges Métailié (Centre Koyré, CNRS-MNHN, Paris)
Prof. Georges Métailié of the Laboratoire d'Ethnobiologie-Biogéographie at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris spent two weeks in Göttingen in November 1998 to include his findings on modern Chinese botanical terminology into the WSC-databases.
In addition, Prof. Métailié presented a paper entitled "Some Remarks on the Classification of Plants and Animals in Early China" on November 4, 1998.
Visiting Scholar: Viviane Alleton (EHESS, Paris)
In October 1998, Prof. Viviane Alleton of the Centre Chine at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris spent two weeks in Göttingen to continue discussions on the linguistic assessment of terminological changes in modern Chinese.
Round-Table Discussion: "The Role of Japanese as an Intermediate Language in the Formation of Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies"
On the occassion of the visits of Profs Uchida Keiichi, Shen Guowei (Kansai University), Arakawa Kiyohide (Aichi University) and Yatsumimi Toshifumi (Aoyama University) to the East Asian Department of the University of Göttingen, the WSC-Project hosted an informal round-table discussion on "The Role of Japanese as an Intermediate Language in the Formation of Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies" in Göttingen on August 30-31, 1998. Discussions focussed on the complex migration of terms between China and Japan, concentrating in particular on the role of different genres of texts and the contributions of various individuals involved in these exchanges as well as the differences and similarities in the creation and standardization of scientific, political and philosophical terms in China and Japan.
International Conference: The 8th International Conference on the History of Science in China (ICHSC)
The Eigth International Conference on the History of Science in China (ICHSC) took place at Technische Universität Berlin from August 23-28, 1998. The meeting, which was organized by Welf Schnell of the Study Group for the History and Philosophy of Chinese Science and Technology at TU Berlin in collaboration with Su Rongyu of the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking, was entitled "China and the West" and was attended by more than 120 scholars from over a dozen countries. For further information, please click here or write directly to the organizers at 8thICHSC@server.kgw.tu-berlin.de.
Visiting Scholar: Zhou Zhenhe (Fudan-University, Shanghai)
Prof. Zhou Zhenhe (Institute for Historical Geography, Fudan-University, Shanghai) worked with the WSC-Project in Göttingen and Berlin from June through August 1998. Zhou Zhenhe shared the results of his research on the contribution of late 19th and early 20th century dictionaries and encyclopedias, such as Huang Moxi's Putong baike xin da cidian,on the formation of the modern Chinese scientific lexicon as well as his insights regarding the influence of coastal dialects on the creation of particular terms.
Visiting Scholar and Seminars: Zhu Weizheng (Fudan-University, Shanghai)
Prof. Zhu Weizheng (Institute for History, Fudan-University, Shanghai) visited the East Asian Department of the University of Göttingen in June and July 1998. Amongst other activities, Prof. Zhu used this occassion to present results of his research on the "History of the Study of Canonical Works in China" (Zhongguo jingxue shi) in two seminars.
Lecture: Su Rongyu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking)
Prof. Su Rongyu (Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking) presented a paper on "The Tradition of Typology and Technology of Early Chinese Bronzes" on July 8, 1998.
International Conference: "Europe in China III: Between Ming and Qing"
This conference, which took place at Technische Universität Berlin from April 22-26, 1998, was the third meeting of the "Europe in China Network", a research group under the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS). It was organised by Michael Lackner and Catherine Jami in collaboration with Hans Poser, Iwo Amelung and Joachim Kurtz and was attended by twenty-two scholars from ten countries. The full title of the meeting was: "Between Ming and Qing. The Jesuits, Dynastic Decline, Internal Strife, and the Establishment of a New Order in Seventeenth Century China".

For the complete programme of the symposium, please click here. A report on the talks and discussions by Nicolas Standaert appeared in EACS Newsletter#17. A selection of the papers will be published in a forthcoming volume edited by Michael Lackner and Catherine Jami, tentatively entitled Europe in China: From Ming to Qing.
Visiting Scholar: Wang Yangzong (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking)
Prof. Wang Yangzong (Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking) worked with the project from October to December 1997. Drawing on his experience with the Chinese reception of the natural sciences in general and modern chemistry in particular, Wang Yangzong shared his ideas on the role of language in the reception process, corrected or added many entries in the bibliographical and terminological databases and supplied further information on project-related research currently done in China and Japan.
Visiting Scholar: Xiong Yuezhi (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
Prof. Xiong Yuezhi (Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) visited Göttingen and Berlin from October to December 1997 in order to continue his previous work with the WSC-Project. Concentrating on the realm of philosophy and the social sciences, Xiong Yuezhi helped to clarify methodological issues relating to the study of the translation and dissemination of "Western Learning" in the late 19th and early 20th century. In addition, he resolved many bibliographical and lexicographical problems and supplied invaluable information on how to assess important sources as well as the contributions of the individuals involved in their creation.
International Workshop: "Researching Modern Chinese Technical Terminologies"
On October 24-25, 1997, the WSC-Project hosted the international workshop "Researching Modern Chinese Technical Terminologies: Methodological Questions and Practical Problems" at the University of Göttingen. Participants included scholars from six countries. For the programme of the symposium, please click here. A brief report on the talks and discussions is here. The papers are currently prepared for publication.
Visiting Scholar: Georges Métailié (CNRS, Paris)
Prof. Georges Métailié of the Laboratoire d'Ethnobiologie-Biogéographie at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris used the two weeks before the WSC-Workshop to explore ways to organise data exchange and the integration of his research on the formation of modern Chinese botanical terminology into the WSC-databases.
Visiting Scholar: Alain Peyraube (CRLAO, Paris)
Prof. Alain Peyraube of the Centre de Recherches sur les Langues d'Asie Orientales in Paris used the two weeks before the WSC-Workshop to discuss ways to integrate his research on the formation of modern Chinese linguistic terminology into the databases of the WSC-Project.
Visiting Scholar: Benjamin T'sou (City University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Benjamin T'sou (Dept. of Computational Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong) visited Göttingen in October 1997 within the framework of a project comparing the results of synchronic and diachronic approaches to the study of linguistic change in modern China. In addition to participating in the WSC-Workshop, he introduced the methodology of his project on Linguistic Variations among Chinese Communities (LIVAC).
Visiting Scholar: Rune Svarverud (University of Oslo)
In May 1997, Dr Rune Svarverud (Department of Oriental Languages, University of Oslo) visited Göttingen in order to explore ways to integrate his own research on the formation of modern Chinese legal terminologies with the work of the WSC-Project.
Visiting Scholar: Viviane Alleton (EHESS, Paris)
In April 1997, Prof. Viviane Alleton of the Centre Chine at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris spent two weeks in Göttingen to discuss the strictly linguistic aspects of the projected research, such as the typologies of "neologisms" and loan words in modern Chinese etc., and prepare the conception of the first WSC-Workshop.
Round-Table Discussion: "Tan Sitong and the Translation of Western Sciences into Late Imperial China"
On May 26, 1997, the project organised a round-table discussion on "Tan Sitong and the Translation of Western Sciences into Late Imperial China" at Technische Universität Berlin. Participants included David Wright (formerly of SOAS, London), Ingo Schäfer (Free University of Berlin), Christoph Kaderas (Humboldt University Berlin) as well as Michael Lackner, Iwo Amelung and Joachim Kurtz. The discussion focussed on the sources through which Tan became acquainted with "Western Learning", the use he made of this knowledge in his political and philosophical writings and his own contribution to the formation of modern Chinese scientific terminologies.
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