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A. Works by participants

Algazi, Gadi

“Ein gelehrter Blick ins lebendige Archiv: Umgangsweisen mit der Vergangenheit im 15. Jahrhundert”, Historische Zeitschrift 266:2 (1998), pp. 317-357 [“A Learned View of a Living Archive: Coping with the Past in the Fifteenth Century”]

“Hofkulturen im Vergleich: ‘Liebe’ bei den frühen Abbasiden”, in: Das europäische Mittelalter im Spannbogen des Vergleichs, Michael Borgolte ed. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2001), pp. 187-196 [“Court Cultures Compared: ‘Love’ in the Early Abbasid Period”]

“Food for Thought: Hieronymus Wolf grapples with the scholarly habitus,” in: Egodocuments in History: Autobiographical Writing in its Social Context since the Middle Ages, Rudolf Dekker ed. (Hilversum: Verloren, 2002), pp. 21-44

Habitusfamilia und forma vitae: Die Lebensweisen mittel alterli cher Gelehrten in muslimischen, jüdischen und christlichen Gemeinden – vergleichend betrachtet,” in: Zur Kulturgeschichte der Gelehrten im späten Mittelalter, Frank Rexroth ed. (submitted).

Raziuddin Aquil

Book Projects:

Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007).

(Edited with Partha Chatterjee) History in the Vernacular (New Delhi, forthcoming in 2008).

‘In the Name of Allah: Islam in Indian History and Society’ (under preparation).

‘The Chishti Sufis of the Delhi Sultanate’ (under preparation).

‘Sufism and Expansion of Islam in India’ (editing a collection of essays/book chapters on the theme).

Articles/Review Essays/Miscellaneous Publications:

‘Making Sense of the Languages of Islam in Medieval North India’, Comparative Islamic Studies, 1:1, 2005, pp. 93-106.

Betegh, Gábor


Papers, book chapters (selection):

‘The Timaeus of A. N. Whitehead and A. E. Taylor’, in A. Neschke-Hentschke (ed.), Le “Timée de Platon. Contributions à l’histoire de sa reception./Platos “Timaios”. Beiträge zu seiner Rezeptionsgeschichte (Bibliothèque Philosophique de Louvain 53), Louvain-Paris, 2000, 271-294.

‘Le problème des représentations visuelles dans la cosmologie présocratique:  pour une histoire de la modélisation’, in A. Laks and C. Louget (ed.), Qu’est-ce que la Philosophie Présocratique?/What is Presocratic Philosophy?, Lille, 2002, 381-415.

‘Cosmological Ethics in the Timaeus and Early Stoicism’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 24 (2003), 273-302.

‘Exegesis in the Derveni Papyrus’, in P. Adamson, H. Baltussen, and M. W. F. Stone (ed.),Philosophy, Science and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentaries (Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Suppl. vol.), London, 2004, 37-50.

‘Greek Philosophy and Religion’, in M.-L. Gill and P. Pellegrin (ed.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy), Oxford, 2006, 625-39.

Bhargava, Rajeev


Secularism and Its Critics (ed.), Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998. Paperback issued, 1999.

Transforming India (ed. with Francine Frankel, Zoya Hasan, Balveer Arora), OUP, 2000.

Articles in Books:

Are there Alternative Modernities? in N.N. Vohra ed., Culture, Democracy and Development in South Asia, Shipra and IIC, New Delhi, 2000.

How Should we Respond to the Cultural Injustices of Colonialism?, in J. Miller and R. Kumar (eds.) Reparation, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

How Should Secular States Deal with Deep Religious Diversity? In Razmik Panossian, Bruce Berman and Anne Linscott (eds.) Governing Diversity, Rights & Democracy, Montreal, Canada, 2007.

Articles in Journals:

Liberal, Secular Democracy and Explanations of Hindu Nationalism, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Volume 40, November 2002, Number 3, pp. 72-96

On the Persistent Under-representation of Muslims in India, Tel Aviv Journal of Law and Human Rights, December 2006, pp 1-57.

Inclusion and Exclusion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh: the Role of Religion, Indian Journal of Human Development, Inaugural Issue, Vol. I, No.1, January, 2007, pp.67-98.

de Lange, Nicholas

Selected Publications:

Judaism.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986, reprinted 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995. Pp. ix + 156.    2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xvii + 163.

(ed.)  Hebrew Scholarship and the Middle Ages.   Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. xiv + 247.

 ‘Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Great Britain’, in Jewish Studies and the European Academic World. Plenary lectures read at the VIIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS), Amsterdam, July 2002, ed. Albert van der Heide and Irene E. Zwiep (Paris–Louvain–Dudley, MA: Peeters, 2005), 127–51.

 ‘Les études judéo-grecques et la Revue des Études Juives’, in S.C. Mimouni & J. Olszowy-Schlanger, eds, Les revues scientifiques d’études juives : passé et avenir. À l’occasion du 120eanniversaire de la Revue des études juives (Paris–Louvain: Peeters, 2006), 93–102.

Florida, Nancy K.

Publications – Books:

1995, Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future: History as Prophecy in Colonial Java.  Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Publications – Articles:

1997, “Writing Traditions in Colonial Java: The Question of Islam, ” In Cultures of Scholarship, ed. S.C. Humphreys, pp. 187-217. University of Michigan Press.

Fonrobert, Charlotte Elisheva

Re-Placing the Nation: Judaism, Diaspora and the Politics of Neighborhood (book manuscript in preparation)

Introduction to the Talmud (Cambridge University Press), under contract as part of their series on the great texts of the world’s religions, scheduled for 2007

“Plato in Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai’s Cave (bShabbat 33b-34a): The Talmudic Inversion of Plato’s Politics,” AJS Review 31:2(Fall 2007), pp.277-296

"To Increase Torah is to Increase Life: Poetics of the Mind and Poetics of the Everyday in Jewish Culture," in The Meaning of Life in the World Religions, Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 1999, pp.71-93

“History, Theory and Text: On the Christianization of the Rabbis,” Association for Jewish Studies, San Diego, December 2006

"Disciplinary Boundaries," Stanford Conference on "Jewish Studies in the University: Past and Future," April 2002

“Making a Home in the Diaspora: Judaism and the Neighborhood,” Adam Cherrick Lecture in Jewish Studies,Washington University in St. Louis, March 21, 2007

Fotiadis, Michalis

Publications: (selection)

1995 “Modernity and the past-still-present: Politics of time in the birth of regional archaeological projects in Greece,” American Journal of Archaeology  99: 59-78.

2004“Ruins into relics: Classical Archaeology, European identities and their refractions,” Pharos. Journal of the Netherlands Institute in Athens 11: 83-94.

2006“Collecting prehistoric antiquities in the 19th century Aegean,” pp. 9-15, in Mythos. La préhistoire Egéenne du XIXe au XXIe siècle après J.-CBCH Supplément 46.

History of a Practice: Prehistoric Archaeology in Greece, 1860s-2000 (monograph; in progress).

“Are histories of archaeology good to think with?” in S. Voutsaki and P. Cartledge, eds., Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities: The History of Archaeology in the 19th and 20th Century Greece. Ashgate (in press).

Fowden, Garth

Publications: (selection)

Empire to commonwealth: Consequences of monotheism in late antiquity (Princeton University Press, Princeton 1993)

Guha-Thakurta, Tapati

Select Recent Publications


1992  The Making of a New 'Indian' Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal, c.1850-1920 (Cambridge University Press, South Asian Series)

2004    Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Post-colonial India(Columbia University Press, New York and Permanent Black, New Delhi)

2006    The Aesthetics of the Popular Print: Lithographs and Oleographs from 19th and 20thCentury India, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta


1997   "Monuments and Lost Histories: The Archaeological Imagination in Colonial India", in S. Marchand and E. Lunbeck, ed., Proof and Persuasion: Essays on Authority, Objectivity and Evidence (Davis Center, Princeton University)

1998   Guest-edited special issue of Journal of Arts and Ideas, Nos. 31-32, 'Sites of Art History: Canons and Expositions'

"Instituting the Nation in Art", in Partha Chatterjee, ed., Wages of Freedom: Fifty Years of the Indian Nation-State (Delhi: OUP)


2000   Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, 1939-1997: Representing the Bengali Modern (Calcutta: Galerie 88)

2003   “The Monument as  Image: The Compulsions of Visual Representation in Colonial India”, in Maria Antonella Pelizzari, ed., Traces of India: Photography, Architecture and the Politics of Representation, 1850-1900 (Montreal: Canadian Centre for Architecture)

2005   “Lineages of the Modern in Indian Art: The Making of a National History”, in Kamala Ganesh and Usha Thakkar, ed. Culture and the Making of Identity in Contemporary India, New Delhi, Sage, 2005

2007   “Image Cultures of Modern India”, Review essay on the new writings on popular visual cultures of 20th century India, The Book Review, November.

Hanson, Ann

Recent Publications (a selection):

 “Papyrology: A Discipline in Flux,” pages 191-206 in Disciplining ClassicsAltertums-wissenschaft als Beruf, Glenn Most, ed., Göttingen, 2001.

 “Aphorismi 5.28-63 and the Gynaecological Texts of the Corpus Hippocraticum,” pages 277-304 in Magic and Rationality in Ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman Medicine, H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol, editors, Leiden-Boston: Brill 2004.

“Text and Context in Papyrus Catechisms on Afflictions of the Head,” pages 199-217 inTrasmissione e ecdotica dei testi medici greci. Atti del IV Convegno Internazionale. Parigi, 17-19  maggio 2001, A. Garzya and J. Jouanna, editors, Napoli: M. d’Auria Editore 2004.

“Roman Medicine,” chapter 25 (pages 492-523) in A Companion to the Roman Empire, D. Potter, ed., Oxford UK - Malden MA, Blackwell Publishing 2006.

In Press:

“P.Tebtunis II 273: Full publication of the receptarium,” forthcoming in I. Andorlini, ed., Greek Medical Papyri II, I. Andorlini, ed., Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”: Firenze.

“P.Tebtunis II 676: Full publication of an astrological papyrus,” with Dr. Rebecca Flemming, forthcoming in I. Andorlini, ed., Greek Medical Papyri II, I. Andorlini, ed., Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”: Firenze.

“Doctors’ Literacy and Papyri of Medical Content,” forthcoming in Papers Read at the XIII  International Hippocrates-Colloquium, Medical Education, Leiden, August 2005, H.F.J.Horstmanshoff, ed.

"The Correspondence between Soranus, Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius: Melchior Goldast's Forgery," forthcoming in Femmes en médecineHomage Danielle Gourevitch, V. Dasen-V. Boudon, edd., BIUM, Paris 2008. opinion,” New York University, School of Medicine.

Humphreys, S. C.


The Strangeness of Gods:  historical perspectives on the interpretation of Athenian religion.  OUP, 2004.

(edited) Cultures of Scholarship, conference proceedings (CSSH), University of Michigan Press, 1997)

Selection of relevant articles:

"Origins and diffusion of science (the Invisible University)", 17th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Rapports et Abrégés II, 417-36, Madrid, 1990

"From Riddles to Rigour", in E. Lunbeck and S. Marchand, eds., Proof and Persuasion, Brepols, Turnhout, 1996

"Fragments, fetishes, and philosophies:  towards a history of Greek historiography after Thucydides", G. W. Most, ed., Aporemata I, Göttingen, 1996

"Historicizing Fertility" in G. W. Most, ed., Historicization-Historizierung, Göttingen, 2001 (reprinted in The Strangeness of Gods)

"Bindung:  a processual approach" in Y. Elkana a.o. eds., Unravelling Ties, Frankfurt, 2002

"Classics and colonialism:  towards an erotics of the discipline" in G. W. Most ed., Disciplining the Classics, Göttingen, 2002 (reprinted in The Strangeness of Gods)

In press:

"Demodernizing the Classics", in A. Chaniotis a.o. (eds.), Historicizing Classical Studies.

"Between Disciplines, After Modernity", in D. W. Cohen a.o. (eds.), Anthro-history.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press.

Inden, Ron

Recent Publications:

Text and Practice:  Essays in South Asian History.  New Delhi:  Oxford University Press, 2006, including an expanded version of “Embodying God:  From Imperial Progresses to National Progress in India,”  Economy and Society 24.2 (May 1995).

Imagining India.  Republication with new Preface.  Indiana University Press, 2000.

Querying the Medieval:  Texts and History in South Asia (edited & introduced).  New York, Oxford University Press, 2000, including:  “Imperial Puranas:  Kashmir as Vaisnava Center of the World,” pp. 29-98.

Laks, André

En collaboration avec A. Neschke, édition de : La Naissance du paradigme herméneutique, Lille, 1990.

En collaboration avec J. Glucker, édition de : Jacob Bernays. Un philologue Juif, Lille, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 1996.

Introduction  à la ‘philosophie présocratique’, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, Coll. Libelles, 2006, 172 pages.

"L’émergence d’une discipline. Le cas de la philosophie présocratique", dans : Qu’est-ce qu’une discipline ?,  Paris, éditions de l’EHESS, 2006, p. 7-25.

Manoukian, Setrag


2000. “Rhetorics of Silence: Historiography in Shiraz” in the proceedings of the conferenceGlobal and Local: New Trends in Historiography and Museography Istanbul, History Foundation.

2001. “Transitando fra codici: Antropologia, Medio Oriente ed Orientalismo in Italia.” (Cutting across the codes: Anthropology, Middle East and Orientalism in Italy) Quaderni Asiatici, Milano. 89-112.

2007. “Potere, Storia Pubblica e Cultura in Iran” in Politiche dell’Identità, Roberto Malighetti ed. Roma Meltemi. 101-125.

Forthcoming. “The Ruins of Shiraz: History Memory and Forgetting in the Islamic Republic of Iran”.  Discourses of Memory in Iranian languages. C. Allison and Philip Kreyenbroek eds, Harrassowitz.

Davies, Anna Morpurgo

Publications (selected):

Nineteenth-Century Linguistics, vol. IV of G. Lepschy (ed.) History of Linguistics. London: Longman (1998).

In Preparation:

Language Classification in the Nineteenth Century.  In Current Trends in Linguistics, vol. 13 (ed. T. Sebeok), 607-716. The Hague: Mouton (1975)

'Organic' and 'Organism' in Franz Bopp.  In Biological metaphor and cladistic classification (ed. H.M. Hoenigswald and L.F. Wiener), 81-108. Philadephia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press (1987)

Il significato della linguistica storica nell'indagine delle lingue classiche.  In Atti dei Convegni   Lincei 94: La posizione attuale della linguistica storica nell'ambito delle discipline   linguistiche  (ed. T. Bolelli), 65-86. Roma: Accademia dei Lincei (1992).

Most, Glenn

Published Work: (selection)

F.A. Wolf: Prolegomena to Homer, ed. with A.T. Grafton and J.E.G. Zetzel (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985).

“Cornutus and Stoic Allegoresis: A Preliminary Report,” in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt  2.36.3 (Berlin-New York: de Gruyter, 1989), pp. 2014-65.

“Zur Archäologie der Archaik,” Antike und Abendland  35 (1989) 1-23.


“Canon Fathers: Literacy, Mortality, Power,” Arion  N.S. 3.1 (1990) 35-60.

“Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Antike für das Leben. Zur modernen deutschen Selbstfindung anhand der alten Griechen,” Humanistische Bildung 19 (1996) 35-52.

Collecting Fragments - Fragmente sammeln. Aporemata 1 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1997).

Editing Texts - Texte edieren. Aporemata 2 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1998).

Commentaries - Kommentare. Aporemata 4 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1999).

Historicization - Historisierung. Aporemata 5 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2001).

“After the Sublime: Stations in the Career of an Emotion,”  The Yale Review 90:2 (April 2002) 101-20.

“Die Entdeckung der Archaik. Von Ägina nach Naumburg,” in Bernd Seidensticker and Martin Vöhler, ed., Urgeschichten der Moderne. Die Antike im 20. Jahrhundert (Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag, 2001), pp. 20-39.

Disciplining Classics - Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf. Aporemata 6 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2002).

“Philhellenism, Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism,” in Margriet Haagsma, Pim den Boer, Eric M. Moormann, ed., The Impact of Classical Greece on European and National Identities.Proceedings of an International Colloquium, held at the Netherlands Institute of Athens, 2-4 October 2000. Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens 4 (Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 2003), pp. 71-91.

-“Philologie et interprétation indiciaire,” translated by Denis Thouard, in Denis Thouard, ed.,L’interprétation des indices. Enquête sur le paradigme indiciaire avec Carlo Ginzburg (Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2007), pp. 59-74.

“Hellenistic Allegory, Literary Analysis, and Early Imperial Rhetoric,” in Rita Copeland and Peter Struck, The Cambridge Companion to Allegory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Modern Hermeneutics, ed. with A.T. Grafton (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

with Anthony T. Grafton and Salvatore Settis, The Classical Tradition: A Guide (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press).

Porter, James I.

Books Published:

Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future (Stanford University Press, 2000)

Books Forthcoming:

The Origins of Aesthetic Inquiry in Antiquity: Matter, Experience, Beauty, and the Sublime(Cambridge University Press, UK – to be submitted March 2008)

Homer:  The Very Idea (University of Chicago Press)

Edited Collections Published:

Classical Pasts:  The Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome, ed. James I. Porter (Princeton University Press, 2006)

Articles or Chapters Published: (selection)

“After Philology: Nietzsche and the Reinvention of Antiquity”.  Pre-print of ch. 5 (sel.) fromNietzsche and the Philology of the Future.  In Nietzsche and Antiquity: Philological and Philosophical Reflections, special issue of New Nietzsche Studies 2000, 4.1-2: 33-76.

“Nietzsche, Homer, and the Classical Tradition”.  Nietzsche and Antiquity:  His Reaction and Response to the Classical Tradition, ed. Paul Bishop.  Camden Press:  New York.  2004, 7-26.

“Homer: The History of an Idea”.  In The Cambridge Companion to Homer.  Edited by Robert Fowler.  Cambridge University Press (2004), 324-43.

Raychaudhuri, Tapan

Main Publications:

Bengal under Akbar and Jahangir, A study in social history, Calcutta, 1953:  Munshiram Manohariai, Delhi, 1969.

Europe Reconsidered.  Perceptions of Europe in Nineteenth Century Bengal, OUP, Delhi, 1989.

Perceptions, Emotions, Sensibilities.  Essays in India’s Colonial and Post-colonial History, OUP, Delhi, 1998, 2nd ed. 2002.

Thouard, Denis

Schleiermacher. Communauté, individualité, communication, Paris, Vrin, « Bibliothèque d’Histoire de la Philosophie », 2007, 288 p.

Lettres édifiantes et curieuses sur la langue chinoise. Wilhelm von Humboldt/Jean-Pierre Abel Rémusat (1820/1831). Un débat philosophico-grammatical, édité avec J. Rousseau, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 1999 (340 p.).

[CR par A. Flitner dans Zeitschrift für Pädagogik 48, 2002, 287-297 ; CR par R.P. Droit dans Le Monde, 12/11/1999 ; CR par R. Djamouri dans Review of Bibliography in Sinology, 2000, 319-321 ; CR par Ph. Saint-Gérand dans Romantisme 111, 2001-1, 138-140]

Critique et herméneutique dans le premier romantisme allemand, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, opuscules F, 1996 (380 p.).

[CR par J. Lacoste dans Romantisme 101, 1998-3, 126-127 ; par J.C. Gens dans Revue de métaphysique et de morale, 1999-3, 426-427]

Philologie als Wissensmodell. Philologie und Philosophie in der Frühen Neuzeit, édition en collaboration avec F. Mariani Zini et F. Vollhardt, Münster, LIT (P&A).

2000, « Goethe, Humboldt : poétique et herméneutique de la traduction », in J. L. Chiff/G. Dessons (éds.), La force du langage. Rythme - Discours - Traduction, Paris, Champion, pp. 197-215.

2002, « F. Schlegel de la philologie à la philosophie (1795-1800) » (pp. 17-66), « avant propos » (pp. 9-15), « F. Schlegel et la philosophie : une bibliographie 1980-2000 » (pp. 203-216) dansSymphilosophie. F. Schlegel à Iéna, Paris, Vrin.

2004, « Dilthey et la naissance de l’herméneutique en 1900 », in F. Worms (éd.), Le moment 1900 en philosophie, Lille, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2004 (p. 169-184).

2005 « Hamann und der Streit um die Poesie der Hebräer“, in B. Gajek (éd.), Achtes internationales Hamann-Kolloquium an der Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Die Gegenwärtigkeit J. G. Hamanns, Francfort/Main, Berne, Peter Lang (p. 321-334).

2006 « Perfectibilité et norme esthétique dans le néo-classicisme. Philologie, poésie et politique chez André Chénier », in Th. Belleguic, E. van der Schueren, S. Vervacke (éds.), Les songes de Clio. Fiction et histoire sous l’Ancien Régime, Laval, Presses de l’Université de Laval, « Collection de la République des Lettres » (pp. 585-610).

2006 « Qu’est-ce que les Lumières pour le premier romantisme ? » dans les Studies on Voltaire and the Eightenth Century 12, numéro « Qu’est-ce que les Lumières ? » édité par G. Pigeard de Gurbert et Jean Salem, Oxford, University Press, [pp. 197-212] [disponible sur&nbsp].

2000, « La Grèce de F. Schlegel entre Homère et Platon », La Grèce au miroir de l'Allemagne,Kairos 16, Toulouse, pp. 59-84.

Wagner, Rudolf G.


A. Monographs

The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi. Albany: SUNY Press, 2000.

B. Articles

"Konfrontation im Imaginaire: Institutionelle Struktur und Modernisierung in der Volksrepublik China", in D. Harth, J. Assmann, (eds.), Revolution und Mythos. Frankfurt: Fischer Paperback, 1992, pp. 313-346.

"Neue Eliten und die Herausforderung der Moderne", in C. Herrmann-Pillath/Michael Lackner (Hrsg.). Länderbericht China. Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft im chinesischen Kulturraum,Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 1998, pp.118-134.

"The Philologist as Messiah: Kang Youwei's 1902 Commentary on the Confucian Analects", in Glen Most ed., Disciplining Classics - Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2002, pp. 143-168.

"Nachholende Modernisierung. Thesen zur neuen chinesischen Literatur", Volker Ullrich, Felix Rudloff, Hg., Die Zeit. Der Fischer Weltalmanach: China, Frankfurt: Fischer Verlag. 2005 

"Säkularisierung: Konfuzianismus und Buddhismus," in Hans Joas, Klaus Wiegandt eds.,Säkularisierung und die Weltreligionen, Frankfurt a. M.: Fischer Verlag, 2007, 224-253.

"Das Leiden des Konfuzius: Chinesische Lehnbildungen für Jesus und Luther (The Suffering of Confucius: Chinese Calques for Jesus and Luther)," in Günter Thomas, Andreas Schüle Hg.,Gegenwart des Lebendigen Christus, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007, 449-462.

Wang Hui

Books in English:

Empire and Nation-State: Two Narratives of China. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, forthcoming.

China's New Order: Society, Politics, and Economy in Transition.  Translated by Ted Huters.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003.  A Spanish translation with additional articles is forthcoming.

Selected Articles in English:

"The Discourse of Humanism and the Question of Modernity in China."  Surfaces, Vol.V.202.1 (v.1.0A - 31/12/1995).

"Local Forms, Vernacular Dialects and The War of Resistance against Japan: The 'National Forms' Debate–part I."  The UTS Review 4.1 (May 1998): 25-41.

"Contemporary Chinese Thought and the Question of Modernity."  Social Text, no.2 (1998): 9-44.

"Local Forms, Vernacular Dialects and The War of Resistance against Japan: The 'National Forms' Debate–part II."  The UTS Review 4.2 (November 1998): 27-56.

Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry, edited by Gloria Davies, 135-156.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2001.

"'Modernity' and 'Asia' in the Study of Chinese History."  In Across Cultural Borders:  Historiography in Global Perspective, edited by Eckhardt Fuchs and Benedikt Stuchtey, 309-334.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2002.

"The New Criticism."  In One China, Many Paths, edited by Chaohua Wang, 55-86.  London:  Verso, 2003.

"The Idea of China in New Text Confucianism, 1780-1911." Critical Zone 2, 2006: 167-180.

"Discursive Community and the Genealogy of Scientific Categories."  In Everyday Modernity in China, edited by Madeleine Yue Dong and Joshua Goldstein, 80-120.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006.


Wang Tao


Art and Religion in Pre-modern China (eds. with R. Whitfield), forthcoming

Exploring China’s Past: New Discoveries and Studies in Chinese Art and Archaeology (trans. And eds. with R. Whitfield), London: Saffron Press, 1999.


“Archaeological Fieldwork Practice and Syllabuses in China and England” (with Peter Ucko) inFrom concepts of the Past to practical strategies: the teaching of archaeological field techniques.  Senior editor: Peter Ucko,editors: Ling Qin and Jane Hubert.  Forthcoming 

“Tradition and Anti-Tradition in Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy”, in H. Wang (ed.), The Music of Ink.  Forthcoming

“Borrowed landscape: the relationship between landscape and urbanization in early and medieval China”, in Eric Vaderfeesten and Bas Römgens (eds), The Global City and the Territory: History, Theory, Critique, Eindhoven: Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, 2001, pp. 52-75.

“Su Bingqi and contemporary Chinese archaeology”, with an annotated translation of Su’s paper “Hua people - descendants of the dragon - Chinese: an archaeological seeking for roots”,Antiquity 71-271 (1997), pp. 31-9. (The Chinese translation is published in Wenwu chunqiu1998.3, pp.88-91, 54 ). 

B. Select General Bibliography

Modernity's Classics:  Select bibliography

Preference is given to comparative and theoretical treatments, and to recent work.  Many items are relevant also to headings other than those under which they are listed.




The 'Classic'

Calvino, I. 1991.  Perché leggere i classici? Milan: Mondadori.

Grafton, A. 1997.  Commerce with the Classics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Houben, J. E. M. (ed.) 1996.  Ideology and Status of Sanskrit. Leiden: Brill.

Kermode, F. 1983.  The Classic: literary images of permanence and change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Settis, S. 2005.  Il futuro del 'classico'. Turin: Einaudi.


See also Bibliography:  participants, especially Most, Porter.


Canons and Canonization

Assmann, A. and J. (eds.) 1987.  Kanon und Zensur. Munich: Fink.

Auwers, J. M., and H. J. de Jonge (eds.) 2003.  The Biblical Canons. Leuven: Peeters.

Finkelberg, M., and G. Stroumsa (eds.) 2003.  Homer, the Bible, and beyond: literary canons in the ancient world. Leiden: Brill.

Frye, N. 1982.  The Great Code: the Bible and literature. Toronto: Academic.

Halbertal, M. 1997.  Peoples of the Book: canon, meaning, authority. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

McDonald, L. M., and J. A. Sanders (eds.) 2002.  The Canon Debate. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.

Patton, L. (ed.) 1994.  Authority, Anxiety, and Canon: Essays in Vedic Interpretation. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Van der Koorg, A., and K. Van den Toorn (eds.) 1998.  Canonization and Decanonization. Leiden: Brill.

Wyrick, J. 2004.  The Ascension of Authorship.  Attribution and Canon-formation in Jewish, Hellenistic and Christian Traditions.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


See also Bibliography: participants, especially Al-Azmeh, Most.


Reception Studies

Feldman, L. H. 1998.  Josephus' Interpretation of the Bible.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gruen, E. 1998.  Heritage and Hellenism: the reinvention of Jewish tradition.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kugel, J. L. 1981.  The Idea of Biblical Poetry: parallelism and its history. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Martindale, C., and R. Thomas (eds.) 2006.  Classics and the Uses of Reception.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Richman, P. (ed.) 2001.  Questioning Ramayanas.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Simonsuuri, K. 1979.  Homer's Original Genius: eighteenth-century notions of the early Greek epic (1688-1798).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


See also Bibliography: participants, especially Inden, Porter, Most, Wagner.


Authorship, intertextuality, originality

Bloom, H. 1973.  The Anxiety of Influence.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Chandra, S. 1992.  The Oppressive Present.  Literature and social consciousness in colonial India.  Delhi:  Oxford University Press.

Foucault, M. 1969.  'What is an author?' in J. V. Harari (ed.), Textual Strategies.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Hinds, S. 1998.  Allusion and Intertext. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ricks, C. 2002.  Allusion to the Poets. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Viswanathen, G. 1989.  Masks of Conquest: literary study and British rule in India. New York: Columbia University Press.


See also Bibliography: participants:  Florida, Inden.


History of disciplines

Bloch, R. H., and S. G. Nichols (eds.) 1996.  Medievalism and the Modernist Temper. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Breckenridge, C. A., and P. Van der Veer (eds.) 1993.  Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: perspectives on South Asia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Chatterjee, P. (ed.) 1995.  Texts of Power: emerging disciplines in colonial Bengal.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press.

Desai, V., and M. A. Holly (eds.) 2007.  Asian Art History: towards the 21st century.  Williamstown, MA:

Garvin, J.-C., and C. S. Peebles (eds.).  Representations in Archaeology.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Howard, T. A. 2006.  Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Pernau, M. (ed.) 2006.  The Delhi College:  traditional elites, the colonial state, and education before 1857.  Delhi:  Oxford University Press.

Ruthven, K. K. (ed.) 1992.  Beyond the Disciplines: the new Humanities.  Canberra:  Australian Academy of Humanities.

Tanaka, S. 1994.  'Imaging history: inscribing belief in the nation', Journal of Asian Studies 53:  24-44.


See also Bibliography: participants, i.a. Fotiadis, Guha-Thakurta, Humphreys, Inden, Laks, Morpurgo-Davies, Most, Porter, Wang Tao.


Classifications: periods, cultures, religions

Asad, T. 2003.  Formations of the secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press.

Chatterjee, P. 1993.  The Nation and its Fragments.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

Conrad, S., and S. Randeria (eds.) 2002.  Jenseits von Eurozentrismus:  transnationale und postcoloniale Perspektiven in den Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften.  Frankfurt a.M.: Campus.

Sontheimer, G.-D., and H. Kulke (eds.) 1997.  Hinduism Reconsidered.  New Delhi:  Manohar.

Subrahmanyam, S. 2005.  Explorations in Connected History.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Teeuwen, M., and F. Rambelli (eds.) 2002.  Buddhas and Kami in Japan.  London:  Routledge.


See also Bibliography: participants: Algadi, al-Azmeh, Florida, Fowden, Inden.


Hermeneutics and Commentary

Adamson, P., a.o. (eds.) 2004.  Philosophy, Science, and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic, and Latin Commentaries.  London:  Institute of Classical Studies.

Berg, H. 2000.  The Development of Exegesis in early Islam.  London: RoutledgeCurzon.

Elman, B.  1990. Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch’ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China. Berkeley: University of California Press.

The Emergence of Semantics in Four Linguistic Traditions: Hebrew, Sanskrit, Greek, Arabic1997.  Amsterdam/Philadelphia:  John Benjamins.

Geerlings, W., and C. Schulze (eds.) 2002.  Der Kommentar in Antike und Mittelalter.  Leiden:  Brill.

Goulet-Caze, M. (ed.) 2000.  Le commentaire entre tradition et innovation.  Paris:  Vrin.

Preziosi, D. 1989.  Rethinking Art History:  meditations on a coy science.  New Haven:  Yale University Press.

Queen, S. 1996.  From Chronicle to Canon:  the hermeneutics of the 'Spring and Autumn' according to Tung Chung-su.  New York:  Columbia University Press.

Snyder, H. G. 2000.  Teachers and Text in the Ancient World:  philosophers, Jews and Christians.  London:  Routledge.

Struck, P. 2004.  Birth of the Symbol:  ancient readers at the limits of their texts.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

Whitman, J. (ed.) 2000.  Interpretation and Allegory:  antiquity to the modern period.  Leiden:  Brill.


See also Bibliography: participants, especially Betegh, Fonrobert, Guha-Thakurta, Laks, Most, Thouard, Wagner.


Reading Practices

(NB: The large recent bibliography on 'history of the book' which deals with what was read is not relevant here)

Chakrabarty, D. 2000.  Provincializing Europe (ch. 5, 'Domestic cruelty and the birth of the 'subject'). Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Cohen, E., and M. B. de Jong (eds.) 2001.  Medieval Transformations:  texts, power and gifts in context.  Leiden:  Brill.

Cribione, R. 2001.  Gymnastics of the Mind:  Greek education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

Grafton, A., and L. Jardine. Reading in the Renaissance. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Iser, W. 1972.  Der implizite Leser.  Munich:  Fink.

___ 1979.  Der Akt des Lesens.  Munich:  Fink.

Messick, B. 1997.  'Genealogies of reading and the scholarly cultures of Islam', in S. C. Humphreys (ed.), Cultures of Scholarship, 387-412.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press.

Stock, B. 1996.  Augustine the Reader.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.


See also bibliography: participants:  Humphreys



Amar, Z. 2002.  The History of Medicine in Jerusalem.  Oxford:  Archaeopress.

Chandra, S. 2003.  Essays in Medieval Indian History.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Friedman, J., and S. Randeria (eds.) 2004.  Worlds on the Move:  globalization, migration and cultural security.  London/New York:  I. B. Tauris.

Gutas, D. 1998.  Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: the Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad and early Islamic Society.  London: Routledge.

Lackner, M. a.o. 2001.  New Terms for New Ideas: Western Knowledge and Lexical Change in Late Imperial China. Leiden: Brill.

___ 2004.  Mapping Meanings: The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China. Leiden: Brill.

Liu, L. 1995.  Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity – China, 1900-1937. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

McDonald, A., and M. W. Twomey and G. J. Reinink (eds.) 2003.  Learned Antiquity:  scholarship and society in the Near East, the Greco-Roman world and the early medieval west.  Leuven:  Peeters.

Montgomery, J., A. Akasoy and P. Pormann (eds.) 2008. Islamic Crosspollinations: interactions in the medieval Middle East. London:  Gibb Memorial Trust.

Niranjana, T. 1992.  Siting Translation.  Berkeley:  University of California Press.

Pincus, L. 1996.  Authenticating Culture in Imperial Japan.  Berkeley:  University of California Press.

Ray, H. P. (ed.) 2007.  Memory as History:  the legacy of Alexander in South Asia.  Delhi:  Oxford University Press.

Tanaka, S. 1993.  Japan's Orient : rendering pasts into history. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Tardieu, M. 1990.  Les Paysages reliques.  Routes et haltes syriennes d'Isidore à Simplicius.  Louvain:  Peeters.


See also Bibliography: participants:  Fowden.


Reframing: museums, exhibitions, performances

Brown, J. 2001.  Making Culture Visible:  the public display of photographs at fairs, expositions and exhibitions in the United States, 1847-1900.  Amsterdam:  Harwood.

Hallam, E., and B. V. Street (eds.) 2000.  Cultural Encounters representing 'otherness'.  Abingdon/New York: Routledge.

Ivy, M. 1995.  Discourses of the Vanishing:  modernity, phantasm, Japan.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press.

Pemberton, J. 1994.  On the Subject of "Java".  Ithaca:  Cornell University Press.

Preziosi, D. 2003.  Brain of the Earth's Body:  art, museums, and the phantasms of modernity.  Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press.

___, and C. Farago (eds.) 2004.  Grasping the World:  the idea of the museum.  Aldershot/Burlington VT:  Ashgate.

Shaw, W. M. K. 2003.  Possessors and Possessed:  museums, archaeology, and the visualization of history in the Late Ottoman empire.  Berkeley:  University of California Press.

Weidman, A. 2006.  Singing the Classical, Voicing the Modern.  Durham:  Duke University Press.


See also Bibliography: participants:  Fotiades, Guha-Thakurta, Wang Tao.


Modernity (how was modernity possible?)

Blumenberg, H. 1985. Die Legitimität der Neuzeit. Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp.

Chakrabarty, D. 2002.  Habitations of Modernity:  essays in the wake of Subaltern studies.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gaonkar, D. P. 2001.  Alternative Modernities.  Durham:  Duke University Press.

Gumbrecht, H.-U. 1997.  In 1926:  living at the edge of time.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.

Kemp, A. 1991.  The Estrangement of the Past.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Kittler, F. A. 1985.  Aufschreibesysteme 1800/1900.  Munich:  Fink.

Koselleck, R. 1979.  Vergangene Zukunft.  Frankfurt a.M.:  Suhrkamp.

Mitchell, T. (ed.) 2000.  Questions of Modernity.  Minneapolis:  University of Minneapolis Press.

Mrázek, R. 2002.  Engineers of Happy Land:  technology and nationalism in a colony.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

Rancière, J. 1992.  Les noms de l'histoire.  Paris:  Seuil.

Roel, M. (ed.) 1999.  Cosmopolitanism, Identity and Authenticity in the Middle East.  Richmond (Surrey):  Curzon Press.

Scott, D. 1999.  Refashioning Futures:  criticism after postcoloniality.  Princeton:  Princeton University Press.

Tavakoli-Targhii, M. 2001.  Refashioning Iran:  orientalism, occidentalism and historiography.  Basingstoke:  Palgrave.

Taylor, C. 2007.  A Secular Age.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.

Williams, R. 1989.  The Politics of Modernism.  London:  Verso.

See also Bibliography: participants:  Al-Azmeh, Raychaudhuri.



Possible further titles:


Canon and identity: Japanese modernization reconsidered: trans-cultural perspectives / Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit (ed.) Tôkyô: Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 2000


Text and ritual in early China / Edited by Martin Kern Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005 Description:xxvii, 332 p. ISBN:0-295-98562-3


Bol, Peter K. This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China, Stanford : Stanford University Press, 1992, 520 S.


Gentz, Joachim, Das Gongyang zhuan : Auslegung und Kanonisierung der Frühlings- und Herbstannalen (Chunqiu), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2001.


Peng Ming-hui 彭明輝, ‚Yigu’ sixiang yu xiandai Zhongguo shixue de fazhan疑古思想與現代中國史學的發展 (The intellectual current of ‚Doubting antiquity’ and the development of modern Chinese historiography, Taibei: Commercial Press, 1991. 



GENEALOGY OF A TWENTIETH-CENTURY DISCOURSE, Ph. D. dissertation, Erlangen University 2003. (To come out at Harrassowitz)


Elman, Benjamin A., “Jesuit scientia and natural studies in Early Modern China, 1600-1800, “Journal of Early Modern History, vol. 6, no. 3 (2002), p. [209]-232.


Elman, Benjamin A., A cultural history of civil examinations in late imperial China, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999


Elman, Benjamin A., On their own terms: science in China, 1550-1900, Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005


Quan Hansheng 全汉升, Qing mo de xixue yuanchu Zhongguo shuo清末的西学源出中国说 (On the late Qing theory that Western scholarship all originated in China) 57 《岭南学报》第04卷第2期,1935.6 


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