Paul Fahr, M.A.

Research Fellow

Doctoral Student, Collaborative Research Centre 1167, Sub-Project 16

Contact

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
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Short biography

2009–2012 Undergraduate education in Sinology and Philosophy, University of Hamburg and University of Münster. 2012–2013 Mandarin Training Program at the Nankai University in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. 2013–2016 M.A. studies in Classical Sinology, University of Münster. Since 2016 Doctoral candidate in the Sub-Project "Securing Sovereignty through Consensus: the Institutionalization of Criticism in China from Antiquity to the Early Imperial Era" of the Collaborative Research Centre 1167, "Power and Rulership – premodern configurations in a transcultural perspective" (details in German only), at the University of Bonn on the topic of "Remonstrance as an Institution: On the Concept of Rule in the Early Chinese Empire" (dissertation submitted in October 2019).

Research focus

  • Concept of rule and critique of rulers in the early Chinese Empire
  • Concepts of institution and precedence in the early Chinese Empire
  • Ancient Chinese historiography

Selected publications

  • "Remonstrating under Difficult Circumstances: The Case of Wang Jia in Hanshu, Chapter 86". In: Thomas Crone and Christian Schwermann (eds.): The History of Remonstrance in China: From the Beginnings to the Medieval Period. (Macht und Herrschaft). Bonn: Bonn University Press (in print).
  • "Den Kaiser herausfordern? Die Herrschaft Wang Mangs vor dem Hintergrund der Thronfolge der Westlichen Han" [Challenging the Emperor? Wang Mangs Rise to Power and the Rule of Succession during the Western Han Dynasty]. In: Tilmann Trausch (ed.): Norm und Praxis des Herrschaftsübergangs. Zeitgenössische und wissenschaftliche Perspektiven [Concept and Practice of the Transfer of Power: Traditional and Contemporary Perspectives]. (Macht und Herrschaft). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht / Bonn University Press, 2019 (in print).
  • With Linda Dohmen and Tilmann Trausch: "Regieren im Konsens? Vormoderne politische Entscheidungsprozesse in transkultureller Perspektive" [Consensual Rule? Premodern Decision-making from a Transcultural Perspective]. In: Linda Dohmen and Tilmann Trausch (eds.): Entscheiden und Regieren. Konsens als Element politischer Entscheidungsfindung – Ruling and Consent-Based Decision-Making. (Macht und Herrschaft). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht / Bonn University Press, 2019 (in print).
  • With Christian Schwermann: "Konsensuale Herrschaft im alten China. Eine begriffsgeschichtliche Annäherung" [‘Rule by Consensus’ in Early China: A Conceptual Approach]. In: Linda Dohmen and Tilmann Trausch (eds.): Entscheiden und Regieren. Konsens als Element politischer Entscheidungsfindung – Ruling and Consent-Based Decision-Making. (Macht und Herrschaft). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht / Bonn University Press, 2019 (in print).