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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Faculty of East Asian Studies
Department for History of China
Uni 134 (3.12)
44799 Bochum


Prof. Dr. Moll-Murata
Consultation hour: By arrangement
Universitätsstrasse 134, Room 3.13


Cristina Maurillo, B.A.
Universitätsstraße 134, Room 2.13
Office hours: 8–16 Uhr

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Taiwan's Recent Political History in Ten (Election) Advertisements
Part I: 1945-2000
Part II: 2000-2016

Dr. Dafydd J. Fell, SOAS London
Reader in Comparative Politics with special reference to Taiwan at the Department of Political and International Studies SOAS, University of London, Director of the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies.

Wo: Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften, Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.06
Wann: Montag, 24. Juni 2019, 16:15-19:00
Part I: 16:15-17:30
15 Min. Pause
Part II: 17:45-19:00
Weitere Informationen hier:

Nele Fabian, M.A., erhält Preis der Esser-Stiftung zum Abschluss ihrer Dissertation "Social and Cultural Dimensions of 20th-Century Chinese Urban Waste Treatment".

Mehr Informationen hier.

Too much honor. A response to Ricardo Duchesne’s ethnicist critique of the “Chinese mind”.
By Heiner Roetz
More information here.

Nächster Vortrag im Ostasienwissenschaftlichen Mittagsforum:

KOCH Angelika (Ghent):  

Sex, Gender & Medicine: The Early Modern Japanese View.

This talk explores Japanese medicine of the early modern period (1600-1868), tackling the issue of what place sex and gender, respectively, held in this medical system as ‘movable’ markers that differ across time and cultures. How did medical thought and representation at the time delineate female and male bodies? Did it create sexual difference, in what form, and how did this relate to what we would now call gender?
The Sino-Japanese case is of particular interest as a tradition in which anatomical structures, including genitalia and sex organs, generally played a subordinate part and seem to have had intriguingly little bearing on medical constructions of gender. Given this peripherality of genital markers of sex, I discuss how the space that was the body became gendered, with a particular focus on male bodies and their representations throughout the period. Drawing on medical texts and images from the 17th into the early 19th century, the paper addresses both received Sino-Japanese attitudes towards the sexed/gendered body, as well as first encounters and negotiations with new, Western-inspired anatomical insights from the mid-18th century onwards.

Am 29. Mai, 12 bis 13 Uhr (s.t.)

im Gebäude AKAFö, Raum 2.06, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Das Mittagsforum steht allen Interessierten offen.

Das Programm für das Mittagsforum im SoSe 2019 finden Sie hier:

Informationen über die Programme früherer Mittagsforen finden Sie hier:

Laufende Plakatausstellung im Landesspracheninstitut (LSI)
Erneute Aushängung von
"Aufbruch ins sozialistische Paradies; Propagandaplakate der frühen Volksrepublik China"

Weitere Informationen unter:

Landesspracheninstitut in der RUB
Laerholzstr. 84
44801 Bochum

Recently published

Christine Moll-Murata, State and Crafts in The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (Social Histories of Work in Asia) ISBN 978 94 6298 6657
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