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.

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News Item New publication: Justice After Mao: The Politics of Historical Truth in the People's Republic of China
Justice After Mao: The Politics of Historical Truth in the People's Republic of China, edited by Daniel Leese and Amanda Shuman, was recently published by Cambridge University Press (2023).
News Item New publication: "Producing Socialist Bodies: Transnational Sports Networks and Athletes in 1950s China"
Amanda Shuman has a chapter in the recently-published book, "Revolutionary Transformations: The People's Republic of China in the 1950s."
News Item Job posting: Junior Professorship for Sinology / contemporary China
The University of Freiburg invites applications for the Junior Professorship for Sinology / contemporary China at the Faculty of Humanities in the department of Sinology.
News Item Great News: Dr. Lena Henningsen has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC)
The new project is devoted to ‘Lianhuanhua’ – Chinese Comics as a Specific Cultural Form
News Item Lecture: Dr. Benno Weiner at June 30th
"Making Minorities on the Sino-Tibetan Borderlands of Early-Maoist China: United Front Gradualism, Revolutionary Impatience, and the Afterlives of Empire"
News Item Lecture: Prof. Neil J. Diamant - Useful Bullshit
Lecture with Prof. Neil J. Diamant on his new book "Useful Bullshit: Constitutions in Chinese Politics and Society" at June 9th.
News Item Chinese Comics in Translation
Translations of Chinese comics by the READCHINA project!
News Item Guest Lecture: Discourse Power: The Chinese Communist Party’s Attempt to Control Academic Debates on a Global Scale
The READCHINA project and the Department of Asian Studies University College Cork, Ireland, invite you to a guest lecture on May 17, 2021, at 4pm (Freiburg time) by Dr. Mareike Ohlberg (Senior Fellow, Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund)
News Item Two Distinctions for Our Colleagues at READCHINA
Dr. Lara Yuyu Yang and Damian Mandzunowski of the READCHINA project awarded prestigious fellowship and travel grant.
News Item Guest lecture: Barefoot Doctors on the move: Tracing a Concept and its Image Across Space
Mon, November 25, 2019, Guest lecture by Emily Graf, Phd, Freie Universität Berlin

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