Curriculum Vitae

Education
Academic Positions
Fellowships
Grants & Awards
Languages
Memberships
Professional Activites

Education

  • 2003 Dr. phil. (Chinese Studies), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (summa cum laude).
  • 1997 M.A. (Chinese Studies, Political Sciences and Philosophy), Free University of Berlin (summa cum laude).

Academic Positions

  • Since 2009/7 Full Professor (W3) of Intellectual History, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University
  • 2009/1–2009/6 Director, Independent Research Group “Standards of Validity in Late Imperial Chinese Discourses,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2009–2010 Associate Professor of Chinese, Emory University
  • 2003–2008 Assistant Professor of Chinese, Emory University
  • 2002–2003 Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 2000–2002 Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1999–2000 Guest Lecturer, Institute for Philosophy, Technical University of Berlin
  • Spring 1999 Guest Lecturer, East Asian Seminar, Free University of Berlin
  • 1997–2000 Research Fellow, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Fellowships

  • Corresponding Member, Academy of Sciences in Hamburg (since November 2015)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (September 2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (September 2013)
  • Visiting Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (Summer 2007)
  • Professeur invité, Centre d’Études sur la Chine Moderne et Contemporaine, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (December 2004–January 2005)
  • Membership and Fellowship Grant, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (September 2002–August 2003)

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Research grant (HERA) “East Asian Uses of the European Past: Tracing Braided Chronotypes,” (PI), Heidelberg University (in collaboration with the University of Zurich, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Autunomous University Madrid) (2016–2019)
  • Conference grant (Thyssen Foundation) “Reading the Signs: Languages of Prognostication in Chinese History” (2013)
  • Research grant (DFG/WR) “Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality’,” (Co-PI), Heidelberg University (2012–2017)
  • Research grant (DFG) “Toward a Global History of Concepts,” Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2013–2016)
  • Research grant (DFG) “Standards of Validity in Late Imperial Chinese Discourses,” Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2012–2015)
  • Research grant (DFG) “Frames and Framings in Transcultural Perspective,” Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2012–2015)

Vor 2014:

  • Research grant (DFG) “Making Powerful Arguments in Late Imperial China,” Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2009–2012)
  • Research grant (DFG) “Medicine and Religion in East Asia” (with H. Fuess), Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2009–2012)
  • Research grant (DFG) “Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies,” Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University (2010–2011)
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching Humanities, Emory Center for Teaching and Curriculum (2009)
  • Outreach Grant, Association for Asian Studies, Council of Conferences, Film Project “China on My Mind: Young John Allen’s Journey from Emory to Shanghai” (2008)
  • Institute for Comparative and International Studies Travel Grant (2008)
  • Outstanding Faculty Distinction Award, Institute for Comparative and International Studies (2007)
  • Institute for Comparative and International Studies Research Grant (2004)
  • Language Across the Curriculum Grant, Emory College Language Center (Summer 2004)
  • Online Course Development Grant, Emory College Language Center (Summer 2004)
  • Institute for Comparative and International Studies Travel Grant (2004)
  • PPP Research Grant (DAAD): “The Formation of Modern Academic Disciplines in China,” in cooperation with M. Lackner and the Dept. for History, Fudan University, Shanghai (2002–2003)
  • IQN Project Grant (DAAD): “Exchanges of Knowledge Between China and the West – Historical and Philosophical Perspectives,” with M. Lackner and I. Amelung (2001–2003)
  • Vigoni Research Grants (DAAD), University of Rome (February 2000 and March 2001)
  • Research Grant (VW Foundation), Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (April 2000)
  • Procope Research Grant (DAAD), Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale, Paris (October–November 1999)
  • PPP Research Grant (DAAD), Language Information Sciences Research Center, City University of Hong Kong (September 1997)
  • Research Grants (VW Foundation), Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking (August 1997 and March 2000)
  • Procope Research Grants (DAAD), Centre d’Études sur la Chine Moderne et Contemporaine, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales, Paris (July 1997 and June 2000)
  • VW-Foundation Project Grant: “The Formation of Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies,” prepared and co-managed under the direction of M. Lackner (1996–2001)

Languages

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking: Chinese, German, English, French
  • Reading: Classical Chinese, Latin, Japanese, Russian

Memberships

  • Association for Asian Studies
  • European Association of Chinese Studies
  • History of Science Society
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde (German Association of Asian Studies)

Professional Activities

  • Co-organizer (with P. Blitstein and M. Juneja): Conference “Begriffsgeschichte as Global Concept and Travelling Theory.” Heidelberg University, May 2016.
  • Co-organizer (with J. Judge and B Mittler): Workshop “Chinese Encyclopedias for Everyday Life (Wanbao quanshu 萬寶全書): Texts and Readers.” Heidelberg University, April 2016.
  • Co-organizer (with W. Sax and J. F. Quack): “Scales of Knowledge: Zooming In and Zooming Out.” Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” Heidelberg University, October 2015.
  • Co-organizer (with H. Harder and M. Trede): Conference “Transcultural Frames and Framing(s): Materials and Metaphors.” Heidelberg University, October 2014.
  • Commentator: Conference “Studies of Knowledge in Eurasia and Africa: Issues of Methodology and Future Perspectives.” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, July 2014.
  • Co-organizer (with M. Hofmann and A. Levine): International Conference “Standards of Validity in Late Imperial China,” Heidelberg University, October 2013.
  • Organizer: Summer School “Sites of Knowledge: Space, Locality, and Circulation,” Heidelberg University, August 2013.
  • Co-organizer (with I. Amelung und Th. Fröhlich): Conference “Reading the Signs: Languages of Prognostication in Chinese History.” University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, May 2013.
  • Co-organizer (with M. Hofmann and A. Levine): International Workshop “Standards of Validity in Late Imperial China,” Heidelberg University, April 2012
  • Discussant: Panel "Tagore, Okuma Shigenobu and Chen Duxiu: SomeIronies in Asian Claims for National Identity in the Early Twentieth Century." Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, March 2012.
  • Organizer: Panel “Circulation and Changing Conceptions of Knowledge.” Third Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context.” Heidelberg University, October 2011.
  • Discussant: Panel “New Perspectives on the History of Reading in Late Imperial China.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu, April 2011.
  • Co-organizer (with M. Juneja and S. Richter): Lecture Series “Global Concepts? Keywords and their Histories in Europe and Asia.” Heidelberg University, Fall 2010.
  • Discussant: Panel “The Politics of Conceptual Change: Notions of Government, Polity, and Religion in East Asia’s Confrontation with Western Modernity.” Second Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context.” Heidelberg University, October 2010.
  • Co-organizer (with R. Magone): International Workshop “Paratexts in Late Imperial Chinese Book Culture,” Heidelberg University, September 2010.
  • Organizer: Summer School “Knowledge on the Move: Circulation, Domestication, and Transcultural Reconfigurations,” Heidelberg University, July 2010
  • Panelist: Podium Discussion “Ist Fortschritt ein Irrtum des Westens?,” Heidelberger Symposium 2010 “Fortschritt: Wohin?,” Heidelberg University, May 2010.
  • Co-curator (with E. Reinders): Exhibition: “China on My Mind: Young John Allen’s Journey from Emory to Shanghai,” Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Fall 2007; Oxford College Library, Spring 2008.
  • Discussant: Group “Knowledge Transfer in Europe and Asia.” 97th Dahlem Workshop “Globalization of Knowledge and Its Consequences,” Free University of Berlin, November 2007.
  • Co-organizer (with C. Crowley), International Symposium “Empire and Nation in East Asia: Rhetorics and Images,” Emory University, March 2007.
  • Organizer: Panel “Conceptual Transformations and the Emergence of New Academic Disciplines in Late Qing and Early Republican China,” ICAS 4, Shanghai, August 2005.
  • Discussant: Panel “Women and Conceptual Transformations in the Late Qing.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, April 2005
  • Chair: Panel “The Invention of Scientific Traditions.” Workshop “Sciences in Asia: Representations and Historiography,” Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, January 2005
  • Co-organizer (with T. Andrade and E. Reinders), Workshop “Transnational China: Science, Religion, and Trade,” Emory University, October 2004.
  • Organizer: Panel “New Taxonomies of Knowledge in Late Qing and Early Republican China,” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 2004
  • Co-organizer (with Michael Lackner) and session chair: Conference “Die Allgegenwart von Selbstbehauptungsdiskursen in Ostasien: Chinesische, japanische und koreanische Perspektiven” (The Omnipresence of Discourses of Self-Assertion in Asia: Chinese, Japanese and Korean Perspectives). University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, December 2002.
  • Co-organizer (with Iwo Amelung): IQN Seminars “Exchanges of Knowledge Between China and the West), Fall 2001–Spring 2002, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • Organizer: IQN Colloquium: “The Formation of Modern Academic Disciplines in China,” Spring 2002, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Co-organizer (with M. Lackner): Lecture Series “Wege des Wissens: Historische Dimensionen des Wissensaustauschs zwischen China und dem Abendland” (Paths of Knowledge: Historical Dimensions of Cultural Exchanges Between China and the Occident), Fall 2000–Spring 2001, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
  • Co-organizer (with M. Lackner and Natascha Vittinghoff): International Conference “Translating Western Knowledge into Late Imperial China.” University of Göttingen, December 1999.
  • Organizer: Round-Table Discussion “The Role of Japanese as an Intermediate Language in the Formation of Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies,” August 1998, University of Göttingen
  • Co-organizer (with M. Lackner and Hans Poser): International Conference “Between Ming and Qing: The Jesuits, Internal Strife, Dynastic Decline and the Establishment of a New Order in Seventeenth-Century China (Europe in China III).” Technical University of Berlin, April 1998 (Supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
  • Co-organizer (with M. Lackner and I. Amelung): Workshop “Researching Modern Chinese Technical Terminologies: Methodological Considerations and Practical Problems.” University of Göttingen, October 1997 (Supported by the VW Foundation).
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