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Rudolf G. Wagner, Prof. Dr.

Academic Staff

Rudolf G. Wagner, Prof. Dr.

Position

  • Senior professor of Chinese Studies
  • Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" at Heidelberg University, 2007-2011

Contact information

Institute of Chinese Studies
Heidelberg University
Akademiestrasse 4
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
wagner@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0) 6221 54 4099

Projects

Curriculum vitae

since 2007: Director, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows", University of Heidelberg.

2005 - 2009: Director,  Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Heidelberg.

2003 - 2004: Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study)

June 2001: Director, European Center for Digital Resources in Chinese Studies, Chinaresource (Chinaresource.org)
 
Sept. 96 -Sept. 98: President of the European Association of Chinese Studies

Aug. 96: Specially appointed Professor of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

1995: Member of the Berlin Science Academy

Dec. 1992: Leibniz Award of the German Research Foundation (highest German scholarly award, allowing for five years for research on self-selected topics)

Sept. 92 - Aug. 96: Secretary General of the EACS

1990: Award of the Akademie-Stipendium of the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, to complete research on Wang Bi's philosophy. Visiting Professor, Harvard University

1989: Research work in the PRC with Academy of Social Sciences Beijing; funding: German Research Foundation

1987: Chair, University of Heidelberg, Chinese Studies

1984 - 86: Research Linguist, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Jan. - June 1984:  Visiting Professor, John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University
 
1982 - 83: Privatdozent Free University Berlin

1981 - 82: Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

1981: Habilitation with study "Philology, Philosophy and Politics in the Zhengshi Era", Free University Berlin

1978 - 81: Lecturer, Chinese Studies, East Asian Seminar, Free University Berlin; free lance science journalist for broadcasting stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

1972 - 77: Assistant Professor, Sinology, Free University Berlin

1969 - 71: Harkness Fellow (Commonwealth Fund), Harvard University 1969-70, UC Berkeley 1970-71

1969: PhD, "Hui-yuan's Questions to Kumarajiva", University of Munich

1962 - 69: Study of Chinese, Japanese, Political Science, Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Heidelberg, Paris and Munich

Selected publications

A. Monographs

1. Die Fragen Shih Hui-yüan’s an Kumarajiva. Phil. Diss. Munich, l969.

2. (Ed., with W. Kubin). Essays in Modern Chinese Literature and Literary Criticism. Bochum: Brockmeyer Publ., l982.

3. (Ed.). Literatur und Politik in der Volksrepublik China. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Publ., l983.

4. Reenacting the Heavenly Vision: The Role of Religion in the Taiping Rebellion. China Research Monograph; 25. Center for Chinese Studies. Berkeley: University of California, l984.

5. The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama: Four Studies. Berkeley: University of California Press, l990.

6. Inside a Service Trade. Studies in Contemporary Chinese Prose. Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series; 34. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992.

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

8. Language, Ontology, and Political Philosophy: Wang Bi's Scholarly Exploration of the Dark (Xuanxue). Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.

9. A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing : Wang Bi's commentary on the Laozi with critical text and translation, Albany, NY: State Univ. of New York Press, 2003.

10. (Ed.) Joining the Global Public: Word, Image, and City in Early Chinese Newspapers, 1870-1910, Albany, NY: State Univ. of New York Press, 2007.

11. Wagner, Rudolf G. 瓦格納, trsl. Yang Lihua 杨立华, On Wang Bi's commentary of Lao Zi. Wang Bi <Laozi zhu> yanjiu 王粥《老子注》研究. 2 vols. Nanjing: Jiangsu Renmin Chubanshe, 2008, 940 p. Translated from Rudolf G. Wagner, The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi (2000), Language, Ontology, and Political Philosophy in China: Wang Bi's Scholarly Exploration of the Dark (2003) , A Chinese Reading of the Daodejing: Wang Bi's Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation (2003).  

B. Articles

1. "Die Auflösung des legalistischen Staatssystems gegen Ende der Han", Archiv Orientalni 35:244-261 (l967).

2. "Hui-yüan on Dharmakaya", in Papers of the XIX International Congress of Chinese Studies, Bochum, l968.

3. "The Original Structure of the Correspondence Between Shi Hui-yüan and Kumarajiva", Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 31:28-48 (l971).

4. "Lebensstil und Drogen im chinesischen Mittelalter (Life Style and Drugs in Medieval China)", T'oung Pao LIX:79-178 (l973).

5. "Overcoming Dualism, some Lessons From the Chinese Paradigm", in Technologische Grundlagenforschung für Entwicklungsländer, Technische Universität Berlin Dokumentation Heft 3, l979, pp. 140-146.

6. "Der Moderne Chinesische Untersuchungsroman (The Modern Chinese Novel of Social Investigation)", in J. Hermand (ed.), Neues Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft, vol. 21 (Wiesbaden: Athenaeum Publ., l979), pp. 361-407.

7. "Yan Fu", in W. Bernsdorf, H. Knospe (eds.), Internationales Soziologenlexikon, vol. 1 (Stuttgart: Enke Publ., l980), pp. 506-508.

8. "Soziale und technische Faktoren für die Verbreitung von Biogasanlagen in der VR China (Social, and technical factors in the spread of the use of biogas in the PRC)", in Der Tropenlandwirt, Beiheft no. 13, l980, pp. 134-154.

9. "Interlocking Parallel Style: Laozi and Wang Bi", in Etudes Asiatiques XXXIV.1:18-58 (l980).

10. "Staatliches Machtmonopol und Alternative Optionen - Zur Rolle der 'Westlichen Barbaren'im China des 19. Jahrhunderts (The Discretionary Monopoly of the State and Alternative Options - The Role of the 'Western Barbarians'in Nineteenth Century China)", in J.H. Grevemeyer (ed.), Traditionale Gesellschaften und Europäischer Kolonialismus Frankfurt: Syndikat Publ., l981, pp. 105-136.

11. "The Cog and the Scout: Functional Concepts of Literature in Socialist Political Culture: The Chinese Debate in the Mid-Fifties", in W. Kubin, R. Wagner (eds.), Essays in Modern Chinese Literature and Literary Criticism. Bochum: Brockmeyer Publ., l982, pp. 334-400.

12. "Xiao Jun's Novel 'Countryside in August' and the Tradition of 'Proletarian Literature'", in Fondation Singer-Polignac (ed.), La Littérature Chinoise au Temps de la Guerre de Résistance Contre le Japon (de 1937 a 1945). Paris: Editions de la Fondation Singer-Polignac, l982, pp. 57-66.

13. "Das Han-shi Pulver, eine Moderne Droge im Mittelalterlichen China (The Han-shi Powder, a Modern Drug in Medieval China)", in Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum (ed.), Rausch und Realität, Drogen im Kulturvergleich, Teil 1. Cologne: Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, l982, pp. 320-323.

14. "Mineraldünger, Pestizide und die Sicherung hoher langfristiger Erträge (Mineral fertilizer, pesticides, and the securement of high and stable harvests)", in B. Glaeser (ed.), Umweltpolitik in China: Modernisierung und Umwelt in Industrie, Landwirtschaft und Energierzeugung. Bochum: Brockmeyer Publ, l983, pp. 177-250.

15. "Biogasnutzung in ländlichen und städtischen Regionen (Uses of Biogas in rural and urban environments)", in B. Glaeser (ed.), ibid., pp. 365-394.

16. "God's Country in the Family of Nations: The Logic of Modernism in the Taiping Doctrine of International Relations", in J. Bak, G. Benecke (eds.), Religion and Rural Revolt. Manchester: Manchester University Press, l984, pp. 354-372.

17. Twenty articles on Chinese Sociologists in W. Bernsdorf, H. Knospe (eds.), Internationales Soziologenlexikon, vol. 2 (Stuttgart: Enke Publ., l984).

18. "Lobby Literature: The Archaeology and Present Functions of Science Fiction in the People's Republic of China", in J. Kinkley (ed.), After Mao: Chinese Literature and Society l978-l981. Harvard East Asian Monographs 115. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, l985, pp. 17-62. *

19. "China", in Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Rupprecht, l985), pp. xx.

20. "Charismatische Bewegungen", in ibid., p. xx.

21. "Konfuzianismus", in ibid., p. xx.

22. "Taoismus und chinesische Volksreligion", in ibid., Bd. 4, pp. 657-661.

23. "Taiping-Bewegung", in ibid., Bd. 4, pp. 641-643.

24. "Der chinesische Autor im eigenen Licht. Literarische Selbstreflexion über die Literatur und ihren Zweck in der VR China", in W. Kubin (ed.), Moderne Chinesische Literatur. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Publ., l985, pp. 75-101.

25. "Liu Binyan oder Der Autor als Wandelnde Nische", in W. Kubin (ed.), Moderne Chinesische Literatur. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Publ., l985, pp. 430-446.

26. "Wang Bi: 'The Structure of the Laozi's Pointers' (Laozi weizhi lilue) - A Philological Study and Translation", in T'oung Pao LXXII:92-129 (l986).

27. "The Chinese Writer in His Own Mirror: Writer, State, and Society - the Literary Evidence", in Merle Goldman (ed.), China's Intellectuals and the State: In Search of a New Relationship, Harvard Contemporary China Series 3. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, l986, pp. 183-231.

28. "Liu Binyan and the texie", in Modern Chinese Literature 2.1:63-98 (Spring l986).

29. "Imperial Dreams in China", in C. Brown (ed.), Psycho-Sinology. The Universe of Dreams in Chinese Culture. Washington: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, l987, pp. 11-24.

30. "Agriculture and Environmental Protection in China", in Bernard Glaeser (ed.), Learning from China? Development and Environment in Third World Countries. London: Allen & Unwin, l987, pp. 127-143.

31. "Documents Concerning Tanqiuzhe [The explorer], an Independent Literary Journal Planned during the Hundred Flowers Period", Modern Chinese Literature 3.1/2:13 7-146 (Spring/Fall 1987).

32. "On Christa Wolf's Cassandra", in M. Birnbaum, R. Trager-Verchovsky (eds.), History: Another Text. Michigan Studies in the Humanities no. 7. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, l988, pp. 83-133.

33. "Wang Bi's Recension of the Laozi", in Early China 14:27-54 (1989).

34. "The PRC Intelligentsia: A View from Literature", in J. Kallgren (ed.), Building a Nation-State. China After Forty Years. China Research Monograph 37. Berkeley: Center for Chinese Studies, 1990), pp. 153-183.

35. "Gewalt aus dem Imaginaire", in J. Assmann, D. Harth (eds.), Kultur und Konflikt. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp Publ., 1990, pp. 414-457.

36. "In Guise of a Congratulation: Political Symbolism in Zhou Xinfang's Hai Rui Submits His Memorial", Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, 26:99-142 (July 1991).

37. "Die Unhandlichkeit des Konfuzius [The Unwieldiness of Confucius]", in A. Assmann, J. Assmann (eds.), Weisheit. Munich: Finck Publ., 1991, pp. 455-464.

38. "Political Institutions, Discourse and Imagination in China at Tiananmen", in J. Manor (ed.), Rethinking Third World Politics. Harlow: Longman, 1991, pp. 121-144.

39. "The Implied Pilgrim: Reading the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall", in Susan Naquin and Chu Yuan-fang (eds.), Pilgrims and Sacred Sites in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992, pp. 378-423.

40. "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.

41. "China in der géographie imaginaire der Erweckungsbewegung", J. Elvert, M. Salewski (eds.), Staatenbildung in Übersee. Die Staaten Lateinamerikas und Asiens, Beihefte 16.2 der HMRG. Stuttgart: Steiner, 1992, pp. 167-179.

42. (with Catherine Vance Yeh) "A Dry and Factual Account of Things Witnessed or Heard Firsthand from Other Witnesses", in S. Ogden, K. Hartford, L. Sullivan, D. Zweig (eds.), China's Search for Democracy, The Student and Mass Movement of 1989. Armonk: Sharpe, 1992, pp. 413- 423.

43. "Operating in the Chinese Public Sphere: Theology and Technique of Taiping Propaganda", in Chun-chieh Huang and Erik Zuercher (eds.), Norms and the State in China. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, pp. 104-138.

44. "'In Guise of a Congratulation': Political Symbolism in Zhou Xinfang's Play Hai Rui Submits his Memorial." in Jonathan Unger (ed.). Using the Past to Serve the Present. Historiography and Politics in Contemporary China. Armonk: Sharpe, 1993, pp. 46-103.

45. "The Role of the Foreign Community in the Chinese Public Sphere", China Quarterly 142:423-443 (June 1995).

46. "Der vergessene Hinweis. Wang Pi über den Lao- tzu", in J. Assmann, B. Gladigow (eds.), Text und Kommentar. Archäologie der literarischen Kommunikation IV. Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1995, pp. 257-278.

47. "Life as a Quote from a Foreign Book. Love, Pavel, and Rita", in H. Schmidt-Glintzer (ed.), Das andere China. Festschrift für Wolfgang Bauer zum 65. Geburtstag, Wolfenbütteler Forschungen; vol. 62. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1995, pp. 463-476.

48. "Culture and Code. Historical Fiction in a Socialist Environment: The GDR and China", in H. Chung (ed.)(with M. Falchikov, B. S. McDougall, K. McPherson), In the Party Spirit. Socialist Realism and Literary Practice in the Soviet Union, East Germany and China. Editions Rodopi: Amsterdam/Atlanta 1996. Critical Studies 6, pp.129-140.

49. "Bei yiwangde weizhi, Wang Bi de 'Laozi' jieshixue 被 遺 忘 的 微 指 王 弼 的 老 子 解 釋 學 ", Xueren 學 人 10 (1996), pp. 313-344.

50. "Twice Removed from the Truth: Fragment Collection in 18t h and 19th Century China", in G. Most (ed.). Collecting Fragments. Fragmente Sammeln. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1997, pp.34-52.

51. "Lob des sozialistischen Geheimnisses", in Aleida und Jan Assmann ed., Schleier und Schwelle, Munich: Fink, 1997, pp.125-148.

52. "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.

53. "Understanding Taiping Christian China: Analogy, Interest and Policy", in Klaus Koschorke (Hg.), Christen und Gewürze. Konfrontation und Interaktion kolonialer und indigener Christentumsvarianten. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1998, pp.132-157.

54. "The Shenbao in Crisis: The International Environment and the Conflicty between Guo Songtao and the Shenbao", Late Imperial China 20.1(1999)107-138.

55. "Shenbao de weiji: 1878-1879 nian Shenbao yu Guo Songtao zhijian de chongtu he guoji huanjing 申 報 的 危 機 ﹕ 1878-1879年 申 報 與 郭 嵩 燾 之 間 的 沖 突 和 國 際 環 境", Zhang Zhongli 張 仲 禮 , Xiong Yuezhi 熊 月 之, eds., Zhongguo jindai chengshi fazhan yu shehui jingji 中 國 近 代 城 市 發 展 與 社 會 經 濟 , Shanghai: Shanghai shehui kexueyuan Press, 1999, pp. 286-306.

56. "Exploring the Common Ground: Buddhist Commentaries on the Taoist Classic Laozi", in Glenn Most, ed., Commentaries - Kommentare, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1999, 95-120.

57. "The Impact of Conceptions of Rhetoric and Style upon the Formation of Early Laozi Editions: Evidence from Guodian, Mawangdui and the Wang Bi Laozi", Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies No. XLIV (1999):32-56.

58. "Zhonggong 1940-1953 nian jianli zhengyu zhengwen de zhengce dalüe 中共1940-1953年建立正語、正文的政策大略", in Peng Xiaoyan 彭小妍 ed., Wenyi lilun yu tongsu wenhua 文藝理論與通俗文化, Taipei: Zhongyang yanjiuyuan Zhongguo wen zhe yanjiusuo zhoubeichu, 1999, pp. 11-38.

59. "Das Moralische Zentrum und das Triebwerk des Wandels. Eine Geschichte zweier chinesischer Städte", in Kai Vöckler, Dirk Luckow, Hg., Peking Shanghai Shenzhen. Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Beijing Shanghai Shenzhen. Cities of the 21st Century, Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, Edition Bauhaus vol. 7, 2000, pp. 32-45.

60. "The Moral Center and the Engine of Change. A Tale of two Chinese Cities", in Kai Vöckler, Dirk Luckow, Hg., Peking Shanghai Shenzhen. Städte des 21. Jahrhunderts. Beijing Shanghai Shenzhen. Cities of the 21st Century, Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, Edition Bauhaus vol. 7, 2000, pp. 452-459. (English version of the above)

61. "Importing a ‘New History’ for the New Nation: China 1899", in Glen Most ed., Historization - Historisierung, Aporemata, Kritische Studien zur Philologiegeschichte, vol. 5, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001, pp. 275-292.

62. "The Early Chinese Newspapers and the Chinese Public Sphere", European Journal of East Asian Studies 1(2001)1:1-34.

63. "The Canonization of May Fourth", in M. Dolezelova, O. Kral eds., The Appropriation of Cultural Capital. China's May Fourth Project, Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2001, pp. 66-120.

64. "Jinru quanqiu xiangxiang tujing: Shanghai de Dianshizhai huabao 進入全球想象圖景: 上海的點石齋畫報" (Joining the Global Imaginaire: The Shanghai Illustrated Newspaper Dianshizhai huabao), Zhongguo xueshu 8 (=4.2001), pp. 1-96.

65. "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.

66. "The Early Publishing Activities of the Shenbaoguan 申报馆早期的书籍出版" , in Chen Pingyuan 陳平原, Wang Dewei 王德威, Gao Wei 高伟(eds.), Wan Ming yu wan Qing 晚明與晚清: Lishi chuancheng yu wenhua chuangxin 歷史傳承與文化創新 (The Late Ming and the Late Qing: Historical Dynamics and Cultural Innovation), Wuhan: Hubei Jiaoyu Press, 2002, pp. 169-178.

67. "Ein chinesisches Plädoyer gegen die autonome Person", in Klaus-Peter Köpping, Michael Welker, Reiner Wiehl eds., Die Autonome Person - eine europäische Erfindung? Munich: Wilhelm Finck, 2002, pp. 83-94.

68. "Eliten", Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich und Hans-Wilm Schütte eds., Das Grosse China-Lexikon, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003, 178-180.

69. "Literatur und Politik", Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich und Hans-Wilm Schütte eds., Das Grosse China-Lexikon, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003, 444-448.

70. "Öffentlichkeit und öffentliche Meinung", Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich und Hans-Wilm Schütte eds., Das Grosse China-Lexikon, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003, 543-545.

71. "Taiping-Aufstand", Brunhild Staiger, Stefan Friedrich und Hans-Wilm Schütte eds., Das Grosse China-Lexikon, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003, 735-739.

72. "Biographie als Lebensprogramm. Zur normativen Funktion der chinesischen Biographik", in Walter Berschin, Wolfgang Schamoni eds., Biographie - "So der Westen wie der Osten"? Zwölf Studien, Heidelberg: Mattes Verlag, 2003, pp. 133-142.

73. "The concept of Work/Labor/Arbeit in the Chinese world. First Explorations", in W. Bierwisch ed., Die Rolle der Arbeit in verschiedenen Epochen und Kulturen, Akademie-Verlag Berlin, 2003, pp.103-127.

74. "Notes on the History of the Chinese Term for 'Labor'", in Michael Lackner, Natascha Vittinghoff eds., Mapping meanings. The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China, Leiden: Brill, 2004, 129-142.

75. "Making Sense: Wang Bi's Commentary on the Lunyu", in Huang Junjie 黃俊傑 ed., Zhong Ri "Sishu" quanshi chuantong chutan 中日`四書`詮釋傳統初探, 臺 北,臺灣大學出版中心 2004, 上 109-158.

76. "Report on Western-language Web-Sites, Portals and Databases pertaining to Chinese Law", prepared with the assistance of Nicolae Statu for the Conference on the EURO-CHINESE E-DICTIONARY OF LAW, Peking Feb. 9-10, 2004. Revised after return from Conference.

77. "Shinmatsu Shanhai ni okeru Chugoku shinbun sokan to kodai Chugoku no seiken tachi", (The Sages of Chinese Antiquity and the Establishment of Chinese-language Newspapers in Late Qing Shanghai), in Intelligence (Tokyo), 5 (Jan. 2005): 14-24.

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

79. “The Powers of Philology: Saving the Eastern Han From Collapse,” in Christoph Anderl and Halvor Eifring eds. Studies in Chinese Language and Culture, Festschrift in honour of Christian Harbsmeier on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday, Oslo: Hermes Academic Publishing, 2006, pp. 51-65.

80. Review of John Makeham, Transmitters and Creators: Chinese Commentators and Commentaries on the Analects, Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2003, in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 66.2 (December 2006), pp. 593-605.

81. "Säkularisierung: Konfuzianismus und Buddhismus," in Hans Joas, Klaus Wiegandt eds., Säkularisierung und die Weltreligionen, Frankfurt a. M.: Fischer Verlag, 2007, 224-253. Engl. Trsl. “Secularization: Confucianism and Buddhism,” trsl. By Alex Skinner, in Hans Joas, Klaus Wiegandt eds., Secularizations and the World Religions, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press,2009, pp. 141-159.

82. "Joining the Global Imaginaire: The Shanghai Illustrated Newspaper Dianshizhai huabao" in Wagner, Rudolf G. ed., Joining the Global Public: Word, Image, and City in Early Chinese Newspapers, 1870-1910, Albany, NY: State Univ. of New York Press, 2007.

83. 瓦格纳 (R. Wagner), "Wan Qing xinzheng yu xixue baike quanshu 晚清新政与西学百科全书," in Chen Pingyuan 陈平原, Miliena [=Milena Dolezelova] 米列娜 eds., Jindai Zhongguo de baike quanshu 近代中国的百科全书, Beijing: Peking University Press,2007, 33-56.

84. "Still the Most Appreciated" Work on the Subject: On Paul Cohen's Between Tradition and Modernity: Wang T'ao and Reform on Late Ch'ing China," The Chinese Historical Review 14.2 (Fall 2007) 185-188.

85. "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.

86. "Does This Make Sense? Reading Sinological Translations". In: Zurück zur Freude. Studien zur chinesischen Literatur und Lebenswelt und ihrer Rezeption in Ost und West. Festschrift für Wolfgang Kubin. Hg. von Marc Hermann und Christian Schwermann unter Mitwirkung von Jari Grosse-Ruyken. Monumenta Serica Monograph Series 52. Sankt Augustin - Nettetal: Steyler Verlag, 2007, S. 767-776.

87. "Wang bi zhu ben Laozi " 王弼注本老子, in Xia Hanyi 夏含夷 (Edward Shaughnessy) ed., Yuanfang de shixi, <Gudai zhongguo> jiangxuan ji 遠方的時習, <古代中國> 精選集, Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2008, 250-283.

88. "Women in Shenbaoguan Publications 1872-1890," Nanxiu Qian, Grace S. Fong, Richard J. Smith eds., Different World of Discourse. Transformations of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China, Leiden: Brill, 2008, 227-256.

89. Entry „Ernest Major,“ entry in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 2, p. 543-545.

90. Entry “Journalism,” in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 2, pp. 398-400.

91. Entry “Gordon, Charles,” in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 2, pp. 127-128.

92. Entry “Taiping Uprising,” in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 3, pp. 520-526.

93. Entry “Hong Xiuquan,” in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 3, p. 521.

94. Entry “Encyclopedias,” in David Pong ed., Encyclopedia of Modern China, New York: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference, 2009, vol. 1, p. 511-512.

95. "The Zhouli as the Late Qing Path to the Future", in Benjamin A. Elman, Martin Kern eds., Statecraft and Classical Learning. The Rituals of Zhou in East Asian History. Leiden: Brill, 2009, 359-387.

96. "Denouement: Some Conclusions about the Zhouli", in Benjamin A. Elman, Martin Kern eds., Statecraft and Classical Learning. The Rituals of Zhou in East Asian History. Leiden: Brill, 2009, 388-396.

97. "Ritual, Architecture, Politics and Publicity during the Republic: Enshrining Sun Yat-sen," in Jeffrey Cody, Nancy S. Steinhardt, and Tony Atkin, Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts, Honululu: University of Hawai’I Press, 2011, p. 223-278.

98. "China "Asleep" and "Awakening." A Study in Conceptualizing Asymmetry and Coping with It," Transcultural Studies 1(2011) 4-139.

99. "Produktivkraft Forschung – eine chinesische Perspektive," Gegenworte 26, Fall 2011, pp.  57-61.

100. "Die Verantwortlichkeit von Staatsführung in der Spannung zwischen idealisiertem Imaginaire und Regierungspraxis: China", in Winiger/Mahlmann/Avramov/Gailhofer (Hg.), Recht und Verantwortung / Droit et responsabilité, Kongress der Schweizerischen Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, II.-12. Juni 2010, Universität Zürich / Congrès de l'Assocation Suisse de Philosophie du Droit et de Philosophie Sociale, 11-12juin 2010, Université de Zurich, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012, pp. 59-68.

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