Felix Bohlen, M.A.

Research Fellow


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Sektion Sprache und Literatur Chinas
44780 Bochum, Germany

Office: Universitätsstraße 134, Room 3.08
Phone: +49 234 32-19856
Fax: +49 234 32-14265

Short biography

2007–2011 Undergraduate education in Asian Studies, University of Bonn. 2009–2010 Studied Modern Chinese at Tamkang University (Tamsui, Taiwan). 2011–2012 Studied Modern Chinese as a holder of a Huayu Scholarship by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education at the Mandarin Training Center of National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, Taiwan). 2012–2015 M.A. studies in Classical Chinese Studies and East Asian Art History at the University of Heidelberg. From 2015 to 2021 doctoral candidate in the subproject "Securing Sovereignty through Consensus: the Institutionalization of Criticism in China from Antiquity to the Early Imperial Era" (details in German only) of the Collaborative Research Centre 1167 "Power and Rulership – premodern configurations in a transcultural perspective" (details in German only). Dissertation on the topic of the history and literary representation of remonstrance in narrative texts of early China. Since 2021 Research Fellow at the Department of Chinese Language and Literature.

Research focus

  • Historical narratology
  • Concepts of power and rule in early China
  • Epigraphy of the Shang and Western Zhou periods

Selected publications

  • "Das 'Guoyu' 國語 – ein frühchinesischer Fürstenspiegel". In: Elke Brüggen (ed.): Macht und Herrschaft als transkulturelle Phänomene: Texte – Bilder – Artefakte. (Macht und Herrschaft 13). Göttingen: Bonn University Press, 2021, 53–81.
  • "Narrative Discourses on Power and Rule: The Anecdote and the Exemplum in the Shanghai Manuscript 'The Remonstrance of Bao Shuya and Xi Peng'". In: Christian Schwermann / Thomas Crone (eds.): The History of Remonstrance in China – From the Beginnings to the Medieval Period. (Studien zu Macht und Herrschaft). Bonn: Bonn University Press, 2020 (in print).
  • "Vom Mauerstampfer zum Minister – die Ratgeberfigur Fu Yue im Spiegel antiker chinesischer Texte" [From wall rammer to minister – on the advisor figure Fu Yue as reflected in early Chinese texts]. In: Dominik Büschken / Alheydis Plassmann (eds.): Die Figur des Ratgebers in transkultureller Perspektive. (Studien zu Macht und Herrschaft 6). Göttingen: Bonn University Press, 2020, 21–50.