Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner

Leiterin Chinazentrum

Leibnizstrasse 10, R. 312
Telefon: +49 431 880-1727
Telefax: +49 431 880-1598
messner@sino.uni-kiel.de

Education, Grants and Research

2015 Grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) for the Publication of "Zirkulierende Leidenschaften" Böhlau Verlag, Wien, Köln.
2015 Grant from the International Center, Kiel University for Research in Hangzhou.
2015 Grant from the Zhejiang University for a long-term research stay at the Department of Anthropology.
2015 Third Grant from Kiel University for setting up a Research Group in the ambit of "Perception and Reception of Finitude" with Colleagues at the Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, P.R. China.
2015 Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Invited Lecture at the AAS Annual Conference, March 26–29.
2014 Grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) for the Conference "Alter und Selbstbeschränkung" (Ageing and Self-restriction), September 18–20.
2014 Second Grant from Kiel University for setting up a Reserach Group in the ambit of "Perception and Reception of Finitude" with Colleagues at the Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, P.R. China.
2013 Grant from Kiel University for setting up a Research in the ambit of "Perception and Reception of Finitude" with Colleagues at the Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, P.R. China.

2011–2017

Grant from the Chinese Ministry of Education (Hanban) for Supporting the Chinese Language Program at the Chinazentrum, Kiel University.

2013

 

Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service  (DAAD) for Invited Lecture at Stanford University (Center for East Asian Studies) and extended stay at Stanford (March and April).

2011-2014

Research in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in the project "Civility, Virtue and Emotions in Europe and Asia". This three-year project will culminate in a co-authored volume to be published in 2014.

2010

Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

2010

Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service  (DAAD) for participation in a summer school for foreign teachers of Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University. Archive Studies at Beijing Library (July-September).

2009-2011 Grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) for The Villa Vigoni Research Conferences
 

2009

Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Invited Lecture at the XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Panel "Sources of East Asian History of Science, Technology, and Medicine", Budapest. 31 July.

2003 

Second Grant from the Young Academy (Berlin-Brandenburg- Academy of Sciences and Humanities/German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina): Summer school "Junge Akademie der Gefühle" at Villa Vigoni, Italy.

2002

Grant from the Young Academy (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities/German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina): Summer school "Junge Akademie der Gefühle" at Villa Vigoni, Italy.

2001  

Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for participation in a summer school for foreign teachers of Chinese at Beijing Normal University, Scholarship: Beijing Shifan Daxue.


 
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

- Guest Professor at Shanghai University for Traditional Chinese Medicine

- Guest Professor at the China Center, Technical University, Berlin

- Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University

- Scientific advisor of the Medical Historical Collection of Kiel University




EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO)

Journal of Chinese Medicine (Shanghai)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • AAS (Association for Asian Studies)
  • EACS (European Association for Chinese Studies)
  • IASTM (International Association for the History of Asian Medicine): Council Member
  • ISHEASTM (International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine)
  • DGS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie) Sektion “Alter (n) und Gesellschaft“
  • DVCS (German Association for China Studies)
  • Institut für Historische Anthropologie e.V. (Freiburg, Germany)
  • Gesellschaft für Historische Anthropologie (Berlin, Germany)
  • Förderverein für die Geschichte der Medizin (Kiel, Germany)
  • ZAAS (Centre for Asian and African Studies)





SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Head, Research Working Group at Kiel University “Participatory Research and Inclusion”

Chair, AAS (Association for Asian Studies): Annual Conference, Panel “Changing ‘Feeling Rules’ in Contemporary China”, March 27th, Chicago.

Evaluating expert for the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) and the Excellence cluster 264 TOPOI “The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations”

Speaker for “Societas Ethologica et Sociologica” at the Collegium Philosophicum, Kiel University.

Council Member of IASTAM (The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine)

Reviewer of articles submitted for publication: East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Reviewer of funding applications for research projects: DFG (Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft)

Panel Organizer "Meanings of 'Science' in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century East Asia", with Bridie J. Andrews-Minehan, XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest, 28 July - 2 August 2009.

Chair and Coordinator, Villa Vigoni Research Conferences, 2009, 2010 and 2011 on "Re-Construction of Emotion Knowledge, States of Mind and Imaginary in Late Imperial China".

Commentator, Vienna University, "The affective foundations of contemporary Chinese Society. An explorative dialogue between the Humanities, Social Sciences and Psychotherapy", Department of East Asian Studies - Sinology. 12-14 October 2012.

Organizer of the International conference: “Alter und Selbstbeschränkung” (Ageing and Self-Restriction) at Kiel University, September 18-20th 2014.

Organizer of the Conference: “Asien: eine Erfindung Europas?” (Asia: An European Invention?) at Kiel University, November 27th 2013.

Organizer of the Lecture Event: “Sustainability in Europe and Asia” at Kiel University, January 10th 2014.

Development of a Dual Degree Program for a Master of Education (Kiel University and Zhejiang University) “Environment and Health Care in European and Chinese Cultures”.



 

Memberships

  • AAS (Association for Asian Studies)

 

Books

--- Shi Anmei Zhongguo Qingganshi Lunji 史安梅中国情感史论集 (Collected Papers of Angelika C. Messner on the History of Emotions in China), edited by Wang Miao    王淼, 浙江大学科技与社会发展研究所 Institute for Science, Technology and Society, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou. Zhejiang University Press. To be published in 2018.

--- Messner, Angelika C./Andreas Bihrer/Harm-Peer Zimmermann (eds.). Alter und Selbstbeschränkung. [Ageing and Self-Restriction]. Wien, Köln, Weimar, Böhlau Verlag, 2017. http://www.boehlau-verlag.com/978-3-412-50348-2.html.

--- Messner, Angelika C. Zirkulierende Leidenschaft. Eine Geschichte der Gefühle im China des 17. Jahrhunderts [Circulating Passions: A history of emotions in 17th century China]. Wien, Köln, Weimar, Böhlau Verlag, 2016.

--- Messner, Angelika et al. Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Asia and Europe. Co-authored volume with M. Pernau, H. Jordheim et al. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Reviewed in:

Women’s History Review, 2016, 1-2.

--- Messner, Angelika C./Konrad Hirschler (eds.). Heilige Orte in Asien und Afrika. Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung. [Holy Sites in Asia and Africa] = Asien und Afrika: Beiträge des Zentrums für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien (ZAAS) der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Schenefeld, EB-Verlag, 2006.

Reviewed in:

Internationales Asienforum, International Quarterly for Asian Studies 38 (May 2007).
Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 15 (2007). 92-93.
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 71 (1) (February 2008). 165-168.
Sehepunkte: http://www.sehepunkte.de/2009/03/10571.html.
Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 100 (2010).


---- Messner, Angelika C. Medizinische Diskurse zu Irresein in China (1600-1930) [Medical Discourses on Madness in China (1600-1930)]. = Münchener Ostasiatische Studien 78. Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2000.

Reviewed in:

Berliner China-Hefte 20 (May 2001).
Oriens Extremus
42 (2000/01).
Medical History 46 (2) (April 2002).
History of Philosophy and Life Sciences 25 (2003). 531-568. 
Gesnerus (2001).

Reviews

2016.   Paul U. Unschuld and Zheng Jinsheng. Chinese Traditional Healing. The Berlin Collections of Manuscript Volumes from the 16th through the Early 20th Century. (Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series, edited by Dominik Wujastyk, Paul U. Unschuld, Charles Burnett, Volumes 10/1-3), 3 Volumes. Leiden, Boston, Brill 2012. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 48. (In Preparation)

2016.  Elman, Benjamin A. (ed.). Antiquarianism, Language, and Medical Philology. From Early Modern to Modern Sino-Japanese Medical Discourses (Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series). Leiden, Boston, Brill, Volume 12; Isis. A Journal of the History of Science Society. Vol. 107, No. 3.

2016TJ Hinrichs and Linda L. Barnes (eds.). Chinese Medicine and Healing. An Illustrated History. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 47.

2015.   Benjamin A. Elman. A Cultural History of Modern Science in China. [New histories of science, technology, and medicine]. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 2006. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 46.

2013.   Andreas Frewer et al. Perspektiven zum Sterben. Auf dem Weg zu einer Ars moriendi nova? Medizin-Philosophie, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. HPLS, History of Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 2013.

2012.   Angela Ki che Leung. Leprosy in China. A History. New York, Columbia University Press, 2009. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine 44.

2011.  Hermann Mückler. Einführung in die Ethnologie Ozeaniens. [Kulturgeschichte Ozeaniens, Band 1]. Wien, Falcutas Verlag, 2009. Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

2011.   Clemens Ludwig. Vielvölkerstaat China: Die nationalen Minderheiten im Reich der Mitte. München, beck’sche reihe, 2009. Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

2010.   Hellwig Schmidt-Glintzer. Chinas Angst vor der Freiheit. Der lange Weg in die Moderne. München, Beck Verlag, 2009. Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

2009.  Christian Taaks. Federführung für die Nation ohne Vorbehalt? Deutsche Medien in China während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. [Beiträge zur     Kommunikationsgeschichte – Band 20] Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag 2009. Das Historisch-Politische Buch. 

2008.   Kim Taylor. Chinese Medicine in Early Communist China, 1945-63. A medicine of revolution. London and New York, Routledge Curzon, 2005. East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine.

2007.   Andreas Stehn. Deutsch-chinesische Beziehungen 1911-1927. Vom Kolonialismus zur "Gleichberechtigung". Eine Quellensammlung. Berlin. Akademie Verlag. 2006. Das Historisch-Politische Buch

2006.   Mechthild Leutner/Nicola Spakowski (eds.). Women in China: The Republican Period in Historical Perspective. Münster. LIT Verlag. 2005. Berliner China Hefte 30. 

2006.   Martina Eglauer. Wissenschaft als Chance : Das Wissenschaftsverständnis des chinesischen Philosophen Hu Shi (1891-1962) unter dem Einfluss von John Dewes (1859-1952) Pragmatismus. Stuttgart. Franz Steiner Verlag. 2001. In: Orientalische Literaturzeitung 101 (3), 250-255. 

2005.  Vera Boetzinger. "Den Chinesen ein Chinese werden": Die deutsche protestantische Frauenmission in China 1842-1952. Wiesbaden. Franz Steiner Verlag. 2004. Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

2005.  Paolo Santangelo. Sentimental Education in Chinese History. An Interdisciplinary Textual Research on Ming and Qing Sources. Leiden, Boston. Brill. 2003. Das Historisch-Politische Buch

2004.   Penn H. Glenn. Objects of Culture: Ethnology and Ethnographic Museums in Imperial Germany. Chapel Hill and London. University of Carolina Press. 2002. Das Historisch-Politische Buch

2004.  Gudrun Bucher. "Von der Beschreibung der Sitten und Gebräuche der Völker": Die Instruktionen Gerhard Friedrich Müllers und ihre Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Ethnologie und der Geschichtswissenschaft. Stuttgart. Steiner. 2002. Das Historisch-Politische Buch

2003.   Florian C. Reiter. Religionen in China: Geschichte, Alltag, Kultur. beck’sche reihe. München. 2002. Asien 90, 91-92. 

2003.   Reinhard Zöllner. Einführung in die Geschichte Ostasiens. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 52 (4). 414. 

2003.   Gerhard Schweizer. Indien und China. Asiatische Wege ins globale Zeitalter. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 52 (4). 413-414. 

2003.   Chunxiao Jing. Mit Barbaren gegen Barbaren. Die chinesische Selbststärkungs­bewegung und das deutsche Rüstungsgeschäft im späten 19. Jahrhundert. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 52 (4). 381-382. 

2002.   Sheryl WuDunn/Nicholas D. Kristof. Ferner Donner: Der Neue Aufstieg Asiens. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 51 (2). 81. 

2002.   Georg Blume/Chikako Yamamoto. Modell China. Im Reich der Reformen. Mit einem Vorwort von Helmut Schmidt. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 51 (2). 202.

2002.   Thomas Fröhlich. Staatsdenken im China der Republikzeit (1912-1949): Die Instrumentalisierung philosophischer Ideen bei chinesischen Intellektuellen. Das Historisch-Politische Buch 50 (1). 87-88. 

2002.   Feng Chen. Die Entdeckung des Westens: Chinas erste Botschafter in Europa 1866-1894. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 50 (1). 87. 

2002.   Thomas Jansen. Höfische Öffentlichkeit im frühmittelalterlichen China: Debatten des Prinzen Xiao Ziliang. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 50 (1). 86-87. 

2000/01. Thomas Kampen. Die Führung der KP Chinas und der Aufstieg Mao Zedongs. In: Oriens extremus 42. 253-54. 

1999.   Josiane Cauquelin/Paul Lim/Birgit Mayer-König (eds.). Asian Values: Encounter with Diversity. Richmond. Curzon (1998). In: Internationales Asienforum 30 (3-4). 391-393. 

1999.   Stephan Conermann (ed.). Der Indische Ozean in historischer Perspektive (1998). In: Asien 74.

1999.   Oskar Weggel. China im Aufbruch. Konfuzianismus und politische Zukunft. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

1999.   Jürgen Osterhammel. Shanghai, 30. Mai 1925. Die chinesische Revolution. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch

1998.  Kiang, Hung. Aufstieg und Untergang der Hunnen in China. Ein aus chinesischer Sicht vervollständigendes Bild über die Hunnen. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch.

1998.   Johann Christian Hüttner. Nachricht von der Britischen Gesandtschaftsreise durch China und einen Teil der Tartarei. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 46 (7/8). 88-89.

1998.   Mechthild Leutner (ed.). Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Studien zu den deutsch-chinesischen Beziehungen. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 46 (7/8). 61-62.  

1997.   Maria-Luise Näth (ed.). Communist China in Retrospect. East European Sinologist Remember the First Fifteen Years of the PRC. In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 45  (5/6). 232-233. 

1994.   Reinhold Jandesek. Das fremde China. Berichte europäischer Reisender des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit. Centaurus. 1992. In: Das Historisch-Politische  Buch

1993.   Karl Grobe-Hagel. Hinter der Großen Mauer: Religionen und Minderheiten in China (1993). In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch

1993.   Wolfgang Bauer. Das chinesische Deutschlandbild der Gegenwart: eine Bibliographie. 1987-1988 (1992). In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 41 (9/10). 

1993.   Wolfgang Bauer. Das chinesische Deutschlandbild: eine Bibliographie. 1985-1986  (1991)". In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 40 (1/2).

Articles (in peer reviewed journals & anthologies)

2018.

“A new chapter on seventeenth century Chinese Medical History”. In, Chinese Medical Culture”. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In preparation for  2018.

2017.

"Encounters with People rich in emotions and sentiments in Late Ming China”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on „Cultural Diversity: Society and Religion in Late Ming and Early Qing China“, National University of Singapore, 28-29 December 2015. To be printed in Hong Kong, Commercial Press.

2017.

"Experiencing the sacred: Exposing the body – transforming the self/community." Ute Luig (ed.) Excellence-Cluster TOPOI, Sacred Acts – Sacred Places – Sacred Landscapes, Berlin.

In print.

2017.

"Einführung.“ Messner, Angelika C./Andreas Bihrer/Harm-Peer Zimmermann (eds.). Alter und Selbstbeschränkung. (Ageing and Self-Restriction.). 2017, Wien, Köln, Weimar, Böhlau Verlag.

2016.

“Emotion practices and the thin margin line between normal and abnormal in Ming Qing times”, in EACS, St. Petersburg Conference – Booklet, 2016. 

2016.

"Altern im Gemengegelage von Demographie und Wirtschaftlichkeit." Harm-Peer Zimmermann (ed.). Kulturen des Alter(n)s. Berlin, Campus Verlag, 29-40.

2016.

"Wandel und radikale Endlichkeit. Emotionswissen und -praktiken in chinesischen Kontexten. " Andreas Bihrer/ Tine Stein (eds.). Erfahrung und Umgang mit Endlichkeit. Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag, 113-134.

2016.

"Knowing and doing emotions in times of crisis and radical change." Paru dans L’Atelier du Centre de recherches historiques. Revue èlectronique du C.R.H. (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)) 16 / 2016: http://acrh.revues.org/, 1-18.


2015.

"Transforming Chinese Hearts, Minds, and Bodies in the Name of Progress, Civility, and Civilization." M. Pernau, H. Jordheim, A. Messner et al. Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Asia and Europe. Co-authored volume with et al. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 231-249.

2014 .

"Nature, Substainability, and Ethics in Chinese Contexts." Christiane Kruse/Antje Majewski (eds.). 自然 Ziran/Nature. Art, Nature, and Ethics. Berlin, Sternberg Press. 60-65.


2013 .

"Gefühlswissen und Gemeinsinn im Chinesischen und was darunter zu verstehen ist." ZfK- Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften, transcript. Hgg. von Katrin Harrasser und Elisabeth Timm, 2/ 2013. 29-41.


2013 .

Messner, Angelika C. (editor of the issue on emotions). "Aspects of Emotion in Late Imperial China. Editor's Introduction to the Thematic Section.  = Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques LXVI (4). 893-913.


2013 .

"Towards a History of the Corporeal Dimensions of Emotions: The Case of Pain."   Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques LXVI (4). 943-972.

2012 .

"Contested 'Science' discourses on men in 19th through early 20th century China". In: Progress for Entangled Knowledges. Scientific Discourses and Cultural Difference. Eds. Klaus Hock, Gesa Mackenthun. Münster. Waxmann. 247-264.

2011.

"Regulierungswissen und Regulierungspraktiken im chinesischen 17.Jahrhundert". [Regulation knowledge and regulation practices in the Chinese 17th century] In Politik - Ethik - Poetik. Diskurse und Medienfrühneuzeitliches Wissen . (Diskursivierung von Wissen in der Frühen Neuzeit 1). Eds. Thorsten Burkard, Markus Hundt, Steffen Martus, Claus-Michael Ort. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 97-117.

2011.

"Reinheit als Ermöglichungs-, und Einübungsdiskurs von Neuordnung und Transgression im chinesischen historischen Kontext." [Purity as discourse of exercise and practice of rearrangement and transgression in Chinese historical contexts.] In Reinheit. Eds. Christoph Marx, Peter Burschel. Wien, Köln: Böhlau, 2011. 97-118.

2010 .

In cooperation with Martina Siebert: "Scienza e tecnologia" [Science and Technology from the Fall of the Han Dynasty to the Decline of the Qing Dynasty]. In  Grandi Opere Einaudi: The Chinese Civilization: From Its Origins to Contemporary Times. Eds. Mauro Scarpari, Mario Sabattini. Torino: Giulio Einaudi editore. 867-943.

2010 .

"Negotiations of Humanness and Body Politics in Historical Contexts". In Traces of Humanism in China. (= Being Human: Caught in the Web of Cultures Humanism in the Age of Globalization, Volume 6). Ed. Carmen Meinert. Bielefeld: Transcript. 83-102.

2009 .

"Translations and TransFormations: Toward Creating New Men in Early Twentieth-Century". In Biomedicine as a Contested Site: Some Relevations in Imperial Contexts. Ed. Poonam Bala. Plymouth, United Kingdom:  Lexington Books. 99-113.

2009 .

"Implizites Wissen zu Lachen und Weinen im chinesischen Kontext" [Implicit knowledge on laughing and weeping in Chinese history]. In Überraschendes Lachen, gefordertes Weinen. Gefühle und Prozesse, Kulturen und Epochen im Vergleich. (= Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Historische Anthropologie e. V. 11). Eds. August Nitschke, Justin Stagl, Dieter R. Bauer. Wien, Köln, Weimar: Böhlau. 353-367.

2007 .

"Qing 情 as Anthropinon: Experiences of Romantic Love and Desire in 17th Century China." In Passioni D'Oriente: Eros ed Emozioni nelle Civiltà Asiatiche. Sezione Asia Orientale. Atti del convegno, "La Sapienza", 29-31 Maggio 2003. A Cura di Paolo Santangelo. Supplemento No. 4 Alla Rivista degli Studi Orientali Nuova Serie LXXVIII. Ed. Paolo Santangelo. Pisa, Roma: Accademia Editoriale. 71-81. 

2006 .

"Making Sense of Signs: Emotions in Chinese Medical Texts". In Love, Hatred, and Other Emotions. Questions and Themes on Emotions in Chinese Civilzation. Eds. Paolo Santangelo, Donatella Guida. Leiden: Brill. 91-109.

2006 .

"Emotions, Body, and Bodily Sensations within an Early Field of Expertise Knowledge in China." In From Skin to Heart. Perceptions of Emotions and Bodily Sensations in Traditional Chinese Culture. (= LunWen - Studien zur Geistesgeschichte und Literatur in China 11). Ed. Paolo Santangelo in cooperation with Ulrike Middendorf. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 41-63.

2006.

"Wissenschaft als Chance im frühen 20. Jahrhundert" [Science as an opportunity in the early 20th century]. In Orientalische Literaturzeitung 101 (3). 250-255.

2006.

"Heilige Berge und heilige Menschen im chinesischen Kontext" [Sacred Mountains and Sacred Persons in Chinese History]. In Heilige Orte in Asien und Afrika. Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung. (= Asien und Afrika: Beiträge des Zentrums für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien (ZAAS) der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel). Eds. Angelika C. Messner, Konrad Hirschler. Schenefeld: EB-Verlag. 177-198.

2006.

"Annäherungen an das Heilige in kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive" [Approaches to the Sacred in a cultural-historical perspective]. In Heilige Orte in Asien und Afrika. Räume göttlicher Macht und menschlicher Verehrung. (= Asien und Afrika: Beiträge des Zentrums für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien (ZAAS) der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel). Eds. Angelika C. Messner, Konrad Hirschler. Schenefeld: EB-Verlag. 1-16.

2006 .

"New men-utopia' and its semantics - Here and There". In A Passion for China. Essays in Honour of Paolo Santangelo for his 60th Birthday. Eds. Chiu Ling-yeong, Donatella Guida. Leiden, Boston: Brill. 218-236.

2005 .

"Some Remarks on Semantics and Epistemological Categories in Early Scientific Translations." Monumenta Serica Journal of Oriental Studies LIII. 429-459.  

2004 .

"On 'Translating' Western Psychiatry into the Chinese Context in Republican China". In Mapping Meanings: The Field of New Learning in Late Qing China. Eds. Michael Lackner, Natascha Vittinghoff. Leiden: Brill. 639-657.

2000 .

"Emotions in Late Imperial Chinese Medical Discourse: A Preliminary Report". Mingqing yanjiu . 197-217.

1999 .

"Doing Research on the History of Madness in China". IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) Newsletter 19. 32.

1999.

"Medizin im China der Moderne: Überlebensstrategie kultureller Identität" [Medicine in present-day China]. In Identitäten: Der Kampf um die Vergangenheit. Ed. Stephan Conermann. Hamburg. EB-Verlag. 145-174.

Lectures and Presentations

2016.   Invited Lecture at the Chinesisch-Deutsches Hochschulkolleg 中德学院, Tongji University Shanghai, October 24. „Altern und Alternde im gegenwärtigen China.“

2016.   Invited Lecture Series at Shanghai University for Chinese Medicine 上海中医药大学 October 2016.

2016.    Invited Lecture. IAMP (Interacademy Medical Panel for Health Conference “Promoting Health” at the Academy of Science, Beijing Sept. 27-29. “Re-Exploring Traditional Medicine”. September 28.

2016.    Invited Panelist at the EACS (European Association of Chinese Studies), St. Petersburg, Russia, August 23-28 “Social Embeddedness of Data Collection and its challenges, and ethical integrity” with the Paper “Research among Chinese elderly in urban contexts”. August 24.

2016.   Lecture “China” ZAAS-Lecture Series (Ringvorlesung) at Kiel University, June 1.

2016.   Invited Lecture. Zhejiang University, “Research in Chinese Medical Environments”.   Hangzhou, P.R. China, May 12.

2016.  Invited Discussant. “Sacred Cures: Situating Medicine and Religion in Asia”. At the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. May 2-4, 2016.

2016.   Invited Lecture.  „Medical Anthropology in Chinese Ambulances.“ Muthesius-Kunsthochschule, Kiel.  

2016.   Invited Lecture. “Demographischer Wandel in der VR China.“ Forschungstag,  Radbruch Netzwerk. CAU Kiel.

2015.   Invited Lecture. The issue of practice and radical ethics of the childlike heart in Late Ming times. International Symposium on „Cultural Diversity: Society and Religion in Late Ming and Early Qing China“, Singapore, National University of Singapore,  December 28-29.

2015.    Invited Lecture. "Wer pflegt die Silberhaarigen: Einblicke in medikale Räume des 21. Jahrhunderts“.TU-Berlin, China Center- Symposium: „Das alternde China“. December 11.

2015.   Invited Lecture. “Im Zweifel immer der Wandel als Haltung". Fünfter Ethiknachmittag „Zweifel und Gewissheit in der Medizin“ am Klinikum Rechts der Isar, November 27.

2015.     Invited Lecture-Series. “Preliminary Research Results on Ageing in Chinese Contexts.” Zhejiang University, P.R. China, September 22- October 4.

2015.     Invited Lecture. “The Logic of the Concrete in Chinese Emotion practices,” at XXI. World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29.

2015.     Invited Lecture. „Changing Chinese medical paradigms inside China,“ at 14th ICHSEA (International Conference of the History of Science). Paris, France, July 6-10.

2015.     Invited Lecture: “Alter und soziale Sicherheit in China.” Öffentliche Vortragsreihe, Aula der Neuen Universität, Heidelberg University, Germany, June 3.

2015.     Invited Lecture: “The transforming Self in Contemporary China” at AAS Annual Conference, Chicago, USA, March 27th

2014.     Invited Lecture Series: “Emotion Knowledge in Chinese Medicine from Antiquity to the Early 20th Century.” East Medicine Summer School, University of Westminster, London, Great Britain, July 14-25.

2014.     Invited Lecture: „Translational Medicine and Chinese Medicine.” 3rd Zhangjiang International Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine.. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R. China, May 27-29.

2014.     Inivited Lecture: “Befindlichkeiten alter Menschen im heutigen China.”, Kulturen des Alter(n)s. 1. Kongress Kulturwissenschaftlicher Altersforschung, Universität Zürich, Swiss, May 23-25.

2014.     Invited Lecture: “Chinesische Ligaturen im Alter.”, Techniken und Technologien für ein gelingendes Leben im Alter. Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Alter(n) und Gesellschaft der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, April 4-5, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, Olten, Swiss.  

2013.     Lecture Series at Zhejiang University, School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Hangzhou, P.R. China, September-October.

2013.     Lecture at ICTAM VIII "Beyond Integration: Reflections on Asian Medicines in the 21th Century." September 9-13, Sancheong, Gyeongsangnamdo, South Korea.

2013.     Invited Lecture: "On Trust" at the Third Sino-German Symposium in Qingdao, P.R. China 3-6 September 2013.

2013.     Presentation: “Concepts of and words for civility, virtues and emotions in China (1870ies to 1925)": University of Oslo, Norway, 20-22 June 2013.

2013.     Invited Lecture: "Towards a praxeological approach in emotion research". Histoire intellectuelle des émotions de l’Antiquité à nos joursVème rencontre EMMA, Columbia   University Global Center, Paris, France, May 23-25.

2013.     Invited Lecture: "Pain and Suffering in Chinese History". Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, USA, 4 April.

2013.     Presentation: Max Planck Institute for Human Development on "Concepts of and words for civility, virtues and emotions in China (1870ies to 1925)". International Conference on "Civility, Virtue and Emotions", Berlin, 21-23 February.

2012.     Invited lecture: "Trauma, Schmerz und Agency in der chinesischen Geschichte". [Trauma, Pain and Agency in Chinese historical contexts.]: Ringvorlesung "Trauma", Japanologie und Sinologie, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Universität Zürich, Swiss,  8 November.

2012.     Invited Lecture: "Pain and Suffering in Concrete Terms".  Department of East Asian Studies - Sinology. University of Vienna, Austria, 12-14 October.

2012.     Invited Lecture: "China und Europa: Eine Begegnungsgeschichte". Kunsthalle Lübeck, Germany, 30 August. 

2012.     "Concepts of and words for civility, virtues and emotions in China (1870ies to 1925)".  International Conference on "Civility, Virtue and Emotions", University of Oslo,         Norway, 13-15 June. 

2012.     Lecture series at the School of International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities,  Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, VR China, May-June.

2012.     Invited Lecture: "Transformation der chinesischen Medizin seit dem frühen 20. Jh. mit Blick auf die aktuellen Entwicklungen der Public Health". TCM Kongress,      Rothenburg o.d.T., Germany, 17 May.

2012.     "Minderheiten zwischen Verstehen und Nichtverstehen: eine Verhältnisbestimmung". Einführungsvorlesung der Ringvorlesung des ZAAS (Zentrum für Asiatische und Afrikanische Studien), Kiel University, Germany, 17 April. 

2011.     Invited lecture: "Meanings of , 疼, 心痛,腰痛 and pain". Conference "Sigenet Health China Week, Towards Public Health - Developing the Agenda", Charité Berlin, Germany. 26 Oktober - 3 November. 

2011.     "Der epistemische Horizont im China des 17. Jahrhunderts". XXII DVCS Jahrestagung   "Kontinuität und Umbruch in Chinas Geschichte und Gegenwart", TU Berlin, Germany, 25-27 November.

2011.     Invited Lecture: "Civility, Virtue and Emotions in China". Conference "Civility, Virtue and Emotions" at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. 5-7 October.

2011.     "Emotions and Emotion knowledge in Chinese History". CHEP 2011 Conference, The Cultural History of Emotions in Pre-Modernity II, Emotions East and West, Istanbul, Turkey, 29 September - 1 October.

2011.     Invited Lecture. "Approaching the Sacred in a Chinese historical setting."at the Workshop "Sacred and Pilgrimage", Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 9-12 July.

2011.     "Lexicalized emotions as quasi-physiological terms". 3rd Villa Vigoni Research Conference at Villa Vigoni, Como, Italy. 25-28 May.

2011.     Lecture Series at the Zhejiang University (Faculty of International Studies), P.R.  China, February-March.

2011.     Invited Lecture: "Global Concepts? Keywords and Their Histories in Asia and Europe". Cluster "Asia and Europe", Advanced Transcultural Studies: Panel Discussions. Heidelberg University, Germany, 27 January.

2010.     Invited Lecture: "Shifting knowledge practices and storage devices in 16th and 17th  century technique-texts". Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany, 4  October.

2010.     Invited Lecture: "Contested 'Science' discourses on men in 19th century China". University of Rostock, 4th Symposium of the Graduate School "Cultural Encounters   and the Discourses of Scholarship", Rostock, Germany, 23-26 September.

2010.     "Reconstruction of the representation of Emotion, States of Mind and Imagery in  Imperial China". Discussion of Glossaries to Chen Shiduo's Hidden Record from the        Stone Chamber (Shishi Milu): emotional terms, specific medical terms, plants and mental states, alchemical terms related to mental states, cognition and psychologic  phenomena, Villa Vigoni Research Conference, Italy, 25 May.

2010.     Invited Lecture: "Emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine and their relation to shen   ". Conference "Shen – Interculturality and Psychotherapy", University of  Vienna, Austria, 12 June.

2009.     "Shishi milu/石室秘錄/Bianzheng lu/ 辨証錄 and Chen Shiduo 陳士鐸, 1627-1707".  With R. Pfister at Villa Vigoni research conference "Reconstructing emotion knowledge in Late Imperial China", Como, Italy, 20-23 July. 

2009.     Organization and coordination of the Preliminary Meeting for the Villa Vigoni Research Conferences 2009-2011, in cooperation with Paolo Santangelo (La Sapienza, Rome). Preparatory Meeting at Free University Bozen, Bolzano, Italy, 27 and 28  May. Lecture "Why emotions? The relation of theory and practice and the relation of the social space and the body space in 17th century Chinese writings."

2009.     "Constituting medical identities in 17th century China", Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Workshop "Status and Skills - The Portrayal of Individuals  in Chinese Historiography, 10th-18th Century", Berlin, Germany, 4 September.

2009.     Invited Lecture: "Humanismus in China" [Humanism in China]. Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, Germany, 23 February. 

2009.     Invited Lecture: "Late Ming Early Qing innovative visions in corporeal design", University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Institute for Chinese Studies, Oxford, Great Britain,  4 February.

2009.     "New Perspectives on Late Imperial Medical Texts", XXIII International Congress of  History of Science and Technology, Panel "Sources of East Asian History of Science, Technology, and Medicine", Budapest, Hungary,  31 July.

2009.     "Sentimental Education in Scientific Terms", XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Panel S-57, Budapest, Hungary, 1 August.

2009.     XXIII International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Budapest, , http://www.conferences.hu/ichs09/Venue.htm; Organization and      coordination of the Panel S-57 Meanings of "Science" in Twentieth and Twenty-First  Century East Asia", with Bridie J. Andrews-Minehan, Budapest, Hungary, 28 July – 2 August.

2008.     Invited Lecture: "Reinheit" [Purity]. Institut für Historische Anthropologie,  International Conference on "Reinheit" [Puritiy], Wolfsburg, Essen, Germany,  11-14 September.

2008.     Invited Lecture: "Laughing and happiness in technical textbooks".  International Conference "Emotions behind Smile and Laughter: from facial                expression to literary descriptions". University of Bologna, Italy, 19-20 May.

2008.     Invited Lecture: "Impersonations of the Old to become New". Association for Asian Studies, Panel "Professionalization processes in Chinese history", Atlanta, USA, 3 April. 

2007.     Invited Lecture: "Factual Knowledge Transfer and The New Men-Utopia". Knowledge, Creativity and Transformation of Societies (KCTOS), Panel "Transcontinental Transfer of Literature and Arts to Transform Societies", Vienna, Austria, 6-9 December. 

2007.     "What non-verbal expressions reveal about emotions". International Conference on Concepts and Categories of Emotions in East Asia. University of Cremona, Italy, 25-27 May. 

2006.     "Negotiating Emotions". Università degli Studi di Lecce, International Conference on Concepts and Categories of Emotions in East Asia, Lecce, Italy, 27-28 May. 

2006.     Invited Lecture: "Implizites Wissen zu Lachen und Weinen im chinesischen Kontext"    [Implicit knowledge of laughing and weeping in Chinese history]. Stuttgart, Freiburg, Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg, Konferenz "Lachen und Weinen", Institut für Historische Anthropologie, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany, 20-24 September. 

2005.     Invited Lecture. "'New men-utopia' and its semantics". HongKong, Department of Chinese, University of Hong Kong, P.R. China, 2 December.

2005.     "Der Roman in der späten Kaiserzeit" [The novel in late Imperial China]. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Ringvorlesung "Die andere Bibliothek". 25 April. 

2005.     "Constituting Medical Identities in 17th century China". Deutsches Museum, 11th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia 第十一居國際東亞科學史會議, München, Germany, 15-20 August.

2005.     Invited Lecture: "Anatomie und Emotionen als Gegenstände der Kognitiven     Anthropologie: Chinesische Ansichten" [Anatomy and emotions as objects of research       in cognitive anthropology: Chinese perspectives].,  Institut für Sinologie, Universität Göttingen, Germany, 25 January.

2004.     Invited Lecture: "Chinesische Medizin, von der Marginalität zum Politikum". Göttingen, Kulturzentrum Göttingen, Germany, 18 February. 

2004.     "Representing emotions and sensations in 17th century medical manuals". Venezia,   Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia Orientale,  International Conference "Perception of Bodily Sensations and Emotions in South and East Asian Cultures". 27-28 May. 

2004.     "Heilige Berge und heilige Menschen im chinesischen Kontext" [Sacred places and sacred people in the Chinese context]. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel,  Ringvorlesung "Heilige Orte in Asien". 12 July.

2003.     "Analysis of emotive lexicon: a database of passions for reconstructing the emotional  world in Chinese history". London, Centre of Chinese Studies, SOAS, University of  London. 20 November.

2003.     "Emotions within Chinese medical sources". Venezia, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia Orientale. 16 November.

2003.     Invited Lecture: "Towards a historical ethnography of 'Chinese Bodies' ". Napoli (Italy), L'Orientale: Istituto Universitario Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici. 22  October. 

2003.     "Funktion und Geschichte 'der Liebe' in der sinologischen Forschungsgeschichte" [The function and history of "Love" in the history of sinological research]. Villa Vigoni  Second Summer School of the Young Academy "Emotionale Wende?" [Emotional Turn]. 28 July - 2 August.

2003.     "Desire, longing for love-passion and excessive happiness". Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", International Conference "Passioni d’Oriente, Eros ed emozioni  nelle civiltà asiatiche. 29-31 May. 

2003.     "Body, Mind and Soul: Translingual Practices in 17th century China". Smolenice Castle  (Slovakia), International Conference "Fascination and Understanding. The Spirit of the Occident and the Spirit of China in Reciprocity". 21-25 February.

2002.     "On the Nature of Chinese Medical Understanding". Villa Vigoni, Lago di Como, Summer School of the YoungAcademy "Emotionale Wende?" [Emotional Turn]. 30  August - 9 September. 

2001.     "On Emotions within the Chinese Medical Discourse". Università di Roma, Cortona,     International Conference "Emotions and the Analysis of Historical Sources in China".   5-10 November.

2001.     Invited lecture: "Medizinische Explikationen von Wahnsinn im China der späten Kaiserzeit" [Medical explanations of madness in late Imperial China]. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Pharmazie. 21  June. 

2000.     Invited lecture: "Wer ist verrückt? Normalität im Kulturkonflikt" [Who is mad?  Normality in cultural conflicts]. Hamburg-Haus, Hamburg-Eimsbüttel.15 May. 

2000.     Invited lecture: "Emotions in Medical Discourse in Late Imperial China". Napoli (Italy), L’Orientale: Istituto Universitario Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici. 29  February.

2000.     "Representations of Madness in Late Imperial China". University of Torino (Italy), XIII E.A.C.S. [European Association for Chinese Studies] Conference: The Spirit of  Metropolis. 30 August - 2 September. 

2000.     "Explanations and practices regarding Madness in Chinese Medical History". University of Southampton, Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) –        Autumn Conference at the University of Southampton. 17-18 July. 

1999.     "On Translating Western Psychiatry into the Chinese Context in Republican China".  Göttingen, International Conference "Translating Western Knowledge into Late    Imperial China". 6-9 December.

1999.     "Die Grammatik der Emotionen im chinesischen medizinischen Diskurs" [The grammar of emotions within Chinese medical discourse]. Universität Göttingen, Institut für Ethnologie, Symposium "Verkörperte Gedanken: Emotionen im interdisziplinären Dialog". 3-5 December.

1999.     "Die Welt der chinesischen Zeichen". Kieler Stadtmuseum (Tsingtau exhibition in  collaboration with the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin). 18 July. 

1999.     "Die traditionelle chinesische Lehre vom Qi als Grundlage von Gesundheit und Krankheit". Kieler Stadtmuseum (Tsingtau exhibition in collaboration with the      Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin). 30 June. 

1998.     "Überlebensstrategien im China der Moderne" [Strategies of survival in present-day China]. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung   "Geschichte und Identität". 22 April. 

1996.     "Kind und Frau in den Mawangdui Texten" [Child and woman in Mawangdui texts]. Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Sinologie, Symposium "Konzepte von Kindheit in China". 6 November. 

1995.     "Man and Psychiatry in China at the Turn of the Century". Universität Bonn,  International Conference "Melancholy and Society in China". 1-6 July. 

1994.     "Gab es im alten China hysterische Frauen?" [Were there hysterical women in ancient  China?]. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Frauen-Hochschulwochen. 8  November.

1994.     "Chinese Traditional Medicine and Psychiatry". Tokyo, 4th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine. 18-21 August. 

1992.     "J.G. Kerr and the Introduction of the Mental Hospital in China at the Turn of the 19th Century". Beijing, 11th International Conference on History of Chinese Medicine. 19-22 August.