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Book on Concepts and Institutions in Motion

Dec 24, 2014

"The Dynamics of Transculturality - Concepts and Institutions in Motion" is a new book edited by Prof. Antje Fluchter and Dr. Jivanta Schöttli. It is part of the Cluster’s book series "Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

The purpose of this volume is to identify and analyze the mechanisms and processes through which concepts and institutions of transcultural phenomena gain and are given momentum. Applied to a range of cases, including examples drawn from ancient Greece and modern India, the early modern Portuguese presence in China and politics of elite-mass dynamics in the People’s Republic of China, the book provides a template for the study of transcultural dynamics over time. Besides the epochal range, the papers in this volume illustrate the thematic diversity assembled under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context.” Drawing from both the humanities and social sciences, stretching across several world areas and centuries, the book is an interdisciplinary work, aptly reflected in the collaboration of its editors: the historian Prof. Dr. Antje Flüchter (Bielefeld) and the political scientist Dr. Jivanta Schöttli (Heidelberg). Further authors include Prof. Dr. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech, Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedrich Quack, Dr. Lion Konig, Dr. David Mervart, Dr. Barend Noordam, Dr. Nicolas Zenzen, Mareike Ohlberg, Svenja Nagel, and Nicoletta Fazio.

The book "The Dynamics of Transculturality - Concepts and Institutions in Motion” - 277 pages - was published in 2014 by the academic publishing house Springer. It is part of the Cluster’s book series "Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context". The series presents peer-reviewed books by members of the Cluster as well as scholars from both historical and empirical disciplines who are working on new emerging fields that cross existing disciplinary boundaries.


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