Postdoctoral Research Fellow GRK-2840Dr. Clemens Büttner

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Dr. Clemens Büttner
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 400.00.08
69115 Heidelberg

+49 (0) 6221 54 4318

GRK Ambivalent Enmity

Dr. Clemens Büttner

Curriculum vitae (excerpt)

2024—  Postdoctoral research fellow GRK-2840: Ambivalent Enmity, Heidelberg University
2008—2023  Research fellow and lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Department of Sinology, Frankfurt University
2015  Dr. phil. (Sinology), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2008  M.A. (Sinology), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


“The National Protection War and the Intellectual Foundations of Chinese Warlordism.” In Modern China 49, no. 6 (2023): 679-708 (open access).
“Liang Qichao.” In 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Edited by Ute Daniel et al., issued by Free University Berlin, Berlin, 2023.
“The Boundaries of the Chinese Nation: Racism and Militarism in the 1911 Revolution.” In Revisiting the “Sick Man of East Asia:” Discourses of Weakness in late 19th and early 20th Century China . Edited by Iwo Amelung. Frankfurt & New York: Campus, 2020, pp. 283-333.
“Chinese Dreams of National Strength and Global Belonging: ‘Iron and Blood’ and the Forces of Evolution, 1895-1918.” In Colonialism, China and the Chinese: Amidst Empires. Edited by Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath. London & New York: Routledge, 2020, pp. 15-31.


Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Chinese Military History Society (CMHS)
European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS)
Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)