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Martin Hofmann, Dr.

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Martin Hofmann, Dr.


  • Assistant Professor, East Asian Intellectual History

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 118
69115 Heidelberg

Office hours: Wednesdays, 3-4pm (KJC, Room 118)

+49 (0) 6221 54 4383
+49 (0) 6221 54 4012

About Martin Hofmann

Dr. Martin Hofmann studied Sinology, Philosophy and Public Law at Wuerzburg University where he completed his PhD thesis on Song dynasty commentaries in 2007. He taught at the universities of Wuerzburg and Leipzig, and did research at Harvard, the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, and the Academia Sinica in Taipei. His research interests include Chinese intellectual history, Chinese cartography, and concepts of tradition-building in late imperial and republican China. He joined the chair of Intellectual History in fall 2009, pursuing research on the argumentative function of visualizations as part of project D 15 “Making Powerful Arguments.”