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Workshop: Eurasian Connections

May 25, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Organiser: Harald Fuess (University of Heidelberg), Patrick Heinrich (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

SCHEDULE EURASIAN CONNECTIONS Graduate Student Workshop Schedule

Friday 25 May 2018

9:00-11:00 Panel 1: Art and Religion (Chair: Prof. Michael Radich)

1.       Xiao Yang (Heidelberg) Shifting to the Public: The Formation of Buddhist Cliff Sculpture Sites in Sichuan, 618-907

2.       Yotaro Onuma (Tohoku) The Importance of 2D Models while Making 3D Buddhist Statues

3.       Peiyao Wu (Tohoku) From Shinjin to Belief: Buddhism and Religion in 1890s Japan

4.       Qurat ul Ain (Venice) Buddhist globalization: A solution to regional polarization


11:00-11:30 BREAK


11:30-13:00 Panel 2: Concepts and Culture (Chair: Prof. Barbara Mittler)

5.       Katharina S. Rode (Heidelberg) Kaiga no shōrai – Kawabata Gyokushō, Kuroda Seiki, Hashimoto Gahō and Takeuchi Seihō on the (transcultural) future of Japan

6.       Yunlu Wan (Venice) Research on the First European Sinologist Michele Ruggieri and his Dictionary Portuguese-Chinese

7.       Dingwei Yin (Heidelberg) The Flowing of Art between Europe and Asia: Rodin’s Later Drawings and Its Followers in China in the Early Twentieth Century

8.       Shuangshuang Gu (Venice) On the Translation of Culturally-loaded Terms in Liao Zhai Zhi Yi - From the Perspective of Cultural Translation Theory


13:00-14:00 LUNCH


14:00-15:30 Panel 3 History and Politics (Chair: Prof. Hans-Martin Krämer)

9.       Kyonghee Lee (Heidelberg) Between the Danish countryside and East Asian intellectuals: Denmark as the inspiration for the rural problem for reform thinkers in the 1920s-1930s

10.   Marius Oesterheld (MPI for Human Development) Idleness, Industry and Self-Fulfilment: the Ethics and Psychology of Work in Late Imperial and Early Republican China

11.   Roman Tsirulev (Heidelberg) Mapping the settler colonization of the Russian Far East, 1880-1914

12.   Xiaozhuo Wang (Edinburgh) A Possible Breakthrough in Foreign Diplomacy? A Study of International Relationship between Japan and Central Asian Countries since 2000


15:30-16:00 BREAK


16:00-17:00 Keynote Lecture (Chair: Prof. Anja Senz)     

Prof. Daniele Brombal (Venice) The Belt and Road Initiative

Graduate Student Video and Music Performance



Saturday 26 May 2018

9:30-11:00 Panel 5: Interpreting Texts in Eurasian Studies (Chair: Prof. Hiroshi Yokomizo)

13.   Carlotta de Sanctis (Venice)  Living texts: the political use of oral sources in the storytelling of Turkey's past

14.   Arianna Magnani (Venice) The agency behind the imported culture: Chinese knowledge through books in the XVII and XVIII centuries

15.   Beatrice Gallelli (Venice) Doing things with metaphors in contemporary China: Analyzing the use of creative metaphors in the discourse of the Chinese dream

16.   Lucca Rizzo (Venice) Towriya and semiotic: A new perspective of analysis


11:00-11:30 BREAK


11:30-13:00 Panel 6: Society and Economy (Chair: Prof. Harald Fuess)

17.   Tingting Zhang (Tohoku) The World of Historical Demography, one Figure of Domestic Migration

18.   Nicola Costalunga (Venice) Characterization of Immigration in Japan

19.   Collin Rusneac (Heidelberg) The Significance of Wartime Cemeteries to Contemporary Japan

20.   Anselm Raphael Huppenbauer (FU Berlin) The evolution of regionalism in the Tumen River region since 2005


13:00-14:00 LUNCH


14:00-15:30 Panel 7 Discussion “Debating “Eurasia”: What are the benefits and drawbacks of the concept?” Chair Harald Fuess

1.       Prof. Rudolf Wagner (Heidelberg)

2.       Prof. Paolo Biagi (Ca. Foscari Venice)

3.       Prof. Hiroyuki Eto (Tohoku)

4.       Prof Patrick Heinrich (Ca. Foscari Venice)



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