Summer School “China in Europe, Europe in China – Past and Present” (University of Hamburg, July 19-21, 2016)

For those readers of the Global History Blog interested in interactions between Europe and China, take note – there’s a summer school taking place at the University of Hamburg from July 19 to July 21, 2016. The summer school devoted to discuss transnational and interdisciplinary approaches on Sino-European interactions in the past and present. The announcement goes into more detail:

The event will bring together PhD students, advanced researchers, and professors from the partner universities Fudan University and Universität Hamburg for a two-and-a-half-day program. With keynote lectures and PhD project presentations, the summer school will provide a platform to discuss transnational and regional ties, interdisciplinary approaches and new findings in the field of Sino-European interactions in the past and present.

Both universities established the graduate school in the autumn of 2013 as part of town twinning initiatives between Hamburg and Shanghai. The graduate school started as a project of the Chinese Studies and History Departments, concentrating on Sino-German relations.

Following last year’s summer school at Fudan University, this year’s event will mark the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new phase: After three years, the first cohort of PhD candidates focusing on Chinese-German historical relations will complete the program. In the future, it will extend its scope to focus on PhD and research projects examining transfer processes between China and Europe. Furthermore, it will look not only at processes in a historical perspective, but will also consider the whole range of the humanities: literary criticism, philosophy, the science of art, musicology, cultural anthropology et cetera.