Welcome to the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freiburg University

Research and teaching at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freiburg University focus on modern and contemporary China and are characterized by an interdisciplinary approach combining history and the social sciences. In addition, the Institute offers a comprehensive training in the Chinese language.

Photos from our institute's everyday life, reading recommendations and information about our events can be found on our Facebook page.


Information on recent and upcoming events, important dates, and publications, can be found here:


News Item Conference: 11th German-Israeli Frontiers of Humanities Symposium 2019
November 17 – 20, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel, organized by Prof. Daniel Leese and Prof. Ori Sela
News Item Workshop: Contemporary China Graduate Workshop 2019
Uni-Haus Schauinsland, November 1-3, 2019, Co-organized by the University of Freiburg and the University of Cologne. With support from the Confucius Institute and the Global South Studies Center Cologne.
News Item Annual Workshop on Modernizing Rural China Took Place in Freiburg
The second annual workshop of the Modernizing Rural China Research Network took place in Freiburg, Germany from September 27th to September 29th 2019.
News Item Two Workshops in June
"Chinese Agriculture Abroad", Olomouc, CZ and "Eurasian Parliamentary Practices and Political Mythologies", Heidelberg
News Item Lecture: 30 years after the Tiananmen protest movement
A debate about China's future and how to deal with this country.
News Item Guest lecture: Revolutionary Fibres
Guest lecture by Dr. Jennifer Altehenger, King’s College London: Revolutionary Fibres: Materials and industrial design in Maoist China
News Item Talk on the 30th anniversary of June 4, 1989
Lecture by Prof. Daniel Leese on the 30th anniversary of June 4, 1989
News Item Maoist Legacy Database is online now
The Maoist Legacy Project team is pleased to announce the availability to colleagues of the Maoist Legacy Database, a digital archive that the project has been compiling related to project research.
News Item Leveling the City: The Socialist Transformation of Shanghai in the 1950s
Lecture given by Dr. Jake Werner (University of Chicago). The talk will take place on Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2 pm, at Erbprinzenstraße 12 (4th floor).
News Item Workshop: “Work, Workers and the Heroization of Everyday Life in a Global Perspective”
International workshop to be held at Freiburg University, June 8-9, 2018, hosted by the Collaborative Research Center “Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms”.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.

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