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Encounters — New Perspectives on Asia, America and Europe

Encounters - a series of dialogues instigated by the CATS and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) is out to promote the exchange between academia and society. It intends to bring "big names” - from politics, business, and the arts, to Heidelberg. The envisaged dialogues respond to the growing importance and the dangerous transformation of relations between the two superpowers, the United States and China, which significantly affect Europe as well. Their relationship will shape the global world of the 21st century. The first Dialogue will take place on Tuesday, 30. November 2021 at 19.15 at CATS (R.010.00.05).

Online lectures by Prof. Shi Jinbo, CASS

​Two Lectures by Shi Jinbo
Saturday, 20 November, 2021, 13:00
Research into the Minority Languages of China and Sino-Tibetan
Saturday, 27 November, 2021, 13:00
The State of Tangut Research

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Lecture series-cum-seminar: "Itinerant Heritage: Tracing Transcultural Dynamics and Mobilities"

Theosophy Across Boundaries
From 19 October 2021 to 01 February 2022, every Tuesday 2 PM–4 PM, the Lecture series-cum-seminar: "Itinerant Heritage: Tracing Transcultural Dynamics and Mobilities" will take place in Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212. Convenors: Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and PD Dr. Carsten Wergin. More Information

Update on Corona-Safety-Regulations

Welcome back to on-site teaching and academic exchange. We are happy to see teachers and students back in classrooms and look forward to a productive term. Up-to-date information on the most important aspects of the safety regulations for both teachers and students are now available. [more...]

CATS book available on Spotify

Theosophy Across Boundaries
CATS professor Hans Martin Krämer (Center for East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies) has been interviewed by the New Books Network. In the interview, he talks about his new book, an edited volume with essays on Theosophy Across Boundaries (State University New York Press 2020, co-edited with Julian Strube). The Theosophical Society was an esoteric movement that was active in the late nineteenth century. In Asia, it was noteworthy for having served as a conduit for expressing reform in areas such diverse as politics, society, literature, and the arts. The interview is accessible on Spotify or the New Books Network website.

Second Issue of CATSarena online

The second issue of CATSarena, the newsletter of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), is now online. It is focused on the topic of “COVID-19 AND EPIDEMICS IN ASIA”. The present issue shows how the dimensions of the pandemic in Asia vary widely. Diseases draw attention to human-animal entanglements, but they are also occasions for humour – not even, as one may assume, of the gallows kind. The contributors document the range of local responses to COVID-19, from the subversion of health measures to the critique of governments. In addition, some more personal accounts about travel and research in unpredictable Circumstances are featured.

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Lecture series: "Living the Socialist Modern"

Living the Socialist Modern
From April 14th to December 15th, the digital lecture series "Living the Socialist Modern: The Chinese Communist Party at 100: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" will take place in cooperation with the ERC project READCHINA and the European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS).

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