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Happy chinese new year 2019 year of the pig!

Feb 05, 2019

2019 Year of the pig

lecture on the 17th January 2019

Feb 18, 2019

lecture by Prof. Dr. Shigehisa Kuriyamalecture by Prof. Dr. Shigehisa Kuriyamalecture by Prof. Dr. Shigehisa Kuriyama

Students from Kiel discover China

Nov 06, 2018

Schleswig-Holstein Magazin - 20.09.2018 19:30 Uhr

China represents a confucian worldview. For a better understanding students from Kiel are supposed to discover the country. In Hangzhou a cooperation was discussed... Here the article

The China Centre's program for the winter term 18/19

Nov 06, 2018

Lectures at the China Centre..

Seminars at the China Centre

This term's seminar about global health...

Global Health

Lecture at china centre

Feasting on Donkey Skin

Asian Medicine

Jun 06, 2018

Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine

Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at researchers and practitioners of Asian Medicine. It makes available in one single publication academic essays that explore the historical, anthropological, sociological and philological dimensions of Asian medicine as well as practice reports from clinicians based in Asia and in Western countries, translations of relevant texts, and other types of articles.

Free access

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Non-members have free access to past issues from five years after the date of publication. Individual and institutional memberships, including electronic and/or print access, are available via Brill’s Asian Medicine web page.

Lecture on April 20

Apr 26, 2018

Frau Dr. med. Zeise-Süss informierte zum Thema

"Morbus Parkinson: Therapie mit Schädelakupunktur"

Photo 1

Zuhörer reisten aus ganz Schleswig-Holstein an, um dem Vortrag beizuwohnen.

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Frau Dr. med. Zeise-Süss beantwortete die Fragen des Publikums ausführlich.

Winter Semester 2017/2018

Oct 13, 2017

We wish you good health, happiness and success in the year of the dog!

We wish you good health, happiness and success in the year of the dog!


CHINESE TALENT DAYS am 27./28. April in Köln


Chinese Online Course (English)

Starting from the summer semester 2018 Erasmus students and students of Kiel University can enroll for a Chinese 3 online learning course through Open Olat:

Chinese Online Course logo

Chinese 3 Online Learning Course


Scholarships / Stipendien:

Scholarship program of the Province Zhejiang
with the state of Schleswig-Holstein

Ausschreibung von 9 Stipendien für das Wintersemester 2018/2019


Filmpremiere ICTAM IX - Global Health Challenges and 5th anniversary of the China Centre (12.12.2017)


Prof. Dr. Mssner intoducing the evening

discussion among with listeners

Albert Mäkitalo and Henry Weidemann introducing the ICTAM IX film

Cristmas party with snacks and drinks

guests of the evening


Seminar and Lecture in the Winter Semester 2017/2018:


Seminar Global Health Asian Medicines Module

Lecture Stress und Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen

新闻 News and events

4 Studiengebührenfreiplätze für Studienaufenthalte im WS 2016/17 und SS 2017 zur Verfügung

Ganz frisch und neu stehen im Rahmen eines neuen Studierendenaustauschvertrages mit dem Beijing Institute of Technology in Peking/VR China

4 Studiengebührenfreiplätze für Studienaufenthalte im WS 2016/17 und SS 2017  zur Verfügung.

An der chinesischen Hochschule gibt es eine Reihe von englischsprachigen Studiengängen/Modulen, insbesondere im Bereich der Ingenieur-, Natur- und

Bewerbungstermin ist der 15. April 2016

Andreas Ritter, M.A.
Referat Kooperationsprogramme mit Hochschulen in Mittel-
und Osteuropa, Russland und China
International Center
der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Westring 400
D-24098 Kiel
Tel.:   +49-(0)431-880-1706
Fax.:   +49-(0)431-880-1666


Klausur-Termine WS 2015-2016

Termin I:

Chinesisch I:   22. Februari 2016, 18 Uhr, LS 10 R. 325


Chinesisch II: 23. Februar, 18 Uhr, LS 10 R. 334

Chinesisch III (Portefolio, Form: schriftliche Hausarbeit): Abgabe der Hausarbeit spätestens am 29. Februar 2016

Chinesisch IV (Portefolio, Form: schriftliche Hausarbeit): Abgabe der Hausarbeit spätestens am 29. Februar 2016

Business Chinese 2
(Portefolio, Form: schriftliche Hausarbeit): Abgabe der Hausarbeit spätestens am 29. Februar 2016

Business Chinese 1: 19. Februar 2016, 14 Uhr, LS 1, R. 106b

Termin II:

Chinesisch I:   08. April 2016, 18 Uhr, LS 10, R. 325

Business Chinese 1:  08. April 2016, 18 Uhr, LS 10, R. 325


Chinese for Students of Natural and Materials Science

In the summer semester 2014, Chinese for Natural and Materials Science was offered alongside Business Chinese and Legal Chinese.
A specially prepared textbook is available for this course.

CH Naturwiss

Medizin-Nobelpreis für chinesische Pharmakologin Tu Youyou

Kommentar von Paul Unschuld in der

Süddeutschen Zeitung: Chinas Genugtuung

Lecture and Info-Evening

Vortrag und Info-Abend

27. Januar 2016, 18 uhr, Leibnizstr. 1, R. 204

liu Yue


A new translation of the Biyuan lu/Niederschriften von der Smaragdenen Felswand (12. Jahrhundert)

18 Uhr v.t. Leibnizstr. 1,  R. 204


Science and Society in Ming China/Wissenschaft und
Gesellschaft im China des 14. – 17. Jahrhunderts

18 Uhr c.t.  Leibnizstr. 1, Raum 204


Lecture of Prof. Dr. Hermann Kulke on November 18, 2015

Lecture: Das europäische Mittelalter: Ein eurasisches Mittelalter?

18 Uhr c.t.  Leibnizstr. 1, Raum 204


The 49th-50th philosophical dialogue at Zhejiang University's Xixi Campus

The 49th-50th philosophical dialogue was held at Zhejiang University's Xixi Campus (西溪哲学对话地49—50次活动) on September 25, 2015. Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner spoke on:

 Preliminary Research Results on Ageing in Chinese Contexts





School of Humanities Zhejiang University

From September 11 - 26, 2015, Prof. Dr. Angelika C. Messner held a seminar on the theme of "Aspects of Emotion" at the School of Humanities, Zhejiang University.

The seminar week




Events for the 350th anniversary celebrations

The China Centre congratulates the Christian-Albrechts-University on its 350th anniversary!

 Events 2015



Lecture: "The Riddle of Presence"

Shigehisa Kuriyama is Professor for Cultural History at the History of Science Department, East Asian Language and Civilizations, Harvard University.
He is an internationally renowned expert in the field of comparative cultural history. His research is focused equally on the history of medicine and art as well as social economy.

He is one of the world's most innovative and knowledgeable thinkers, and always has something to say current issues.  As part of his visit to Germany as Fellow of the Wissenschaftskollegs zu Berlin, he was a guest of the Kiel University's China Centre from May 20 to 22, 2015, where he delivered a lecture on "the riddle of presence".

Date:        Do. 21. Mai 2015, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Venue:      Hörsaal 3. Christian-Albrechts-Platz 3, CAP3

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner




Joint Workshop

Creativity – What Really Matters

May 21-22, 2015



Joint Workshop 1








Joint Workshop 2

Podcast about the University library: The Chinese newspaper "Dian shi zhai hua bao" 1884

播客 Chinese Version

Text: Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner | Zhao Jing, translation into Chinese.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner | Zhao Jing, speaker of the Chinese version.

A printed treasure of a rather special kind can be found in Kiel University's library: fifteen editions of  Dian shi zhai hua bao from the year 1884. This is one of the first illustrated newspapers in China and was published between 1884 and 1898 in Shanghai. The "Illustrated Shanghai News" (an approximate translation) was illustrated throughout by mostly Chinese artists, and the surviving copies are considered a valuable rarity.

China among the Top 10 favourite places to study for German students abroad

China among the Top 10 favourite places to study for German students abroad

According to the German Federal Statistical Office, China occupied seventh place in the list of German students' favourite destinations. One reason for this are the many cooperation agreements signed in recent years between German and Chinese Universities.

Read the complete text here


The China Centre invites

A series of lectures

The emergence of China from a centre of production to one of innovation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

18:00 Leibnizstraße 1, room 204


International Conference

Age and Self-restraint

September 18 - 20, 2014


Public Lectures

konferenz september 1

konferenz september 2

This international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the China Centre in conjunction with the History Department at Kiel University aims to bring together the two disparate views of ageing; one focusing only on the weaknesses of getting old and the other on the positive potential of active ageing. A more nuanced view of old age is needed, focusing on the concept of "self restraint", which combines ideas such as abstinence, asceticism, self-denial and frugality, but also self-cultivation and self-education. Our international guest experts, from the fields of gerontology, humanistic research on ageing and cultural studies, will connect historical and current perspectives on ageing and self-denial through scientific approaches. Given its anthropological focus, the conference is held in conjunction with the Institute for Historical Anthropology.

Summer law school in Hangzhou

Along with around 60 students from 8 different countries, one of our students took part in the Guanghua Summer Law School of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou/China. The courses covered many different aspects of law, for example, international marine law with reference to China, and were given by well known Professors. In addition, sightseeing trips were organised and there was a visit to a large law office in Zhejiang province.

Muthesius College of Art

On July 2, 2015, 14:30-15:30 a talk was held at the Muthesius College of Art in Kiel about their trip to Guangzhou and cooperation with South China Normal University. This included a brief review of their joint seminar with Prof. Dr. Angelika Messner and her students at the China Centre.

muthesius a

muthesius b

Humanities-Delegation (Zhejiang-Universität) at the China Centre

On April 9, 2014, the China Centre received a 12-strong delegation from the Humanities department of our partner university in Zhejiang.

chinadelegation 2014

chinadelegation 2014_a

A lively exchange took place between our colleagues from China and those from our Faculties of Philosophy, Social Sciences and Economics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, as well as the Institute for the World Economy. Students also took the opportunity to speak to the Professors from our Chinese partner university.

 Photo gallery

环境与可持续性发展 Environment and Sustainability



On January 10, 2014, Kiel University's China Centre and the Centre for Sino-German cooperation in Marine Sciences (SGMS) held a lecture and panel discussion with three German and Chinese experts on the issue of sustainability in China and Europe.  This Kiel University event examined the Chinese and European approaches to sustainability for the first time.

Plakat: Symposium: The issue of sustainability in China and Europe

 A report on the symposium can be found here:

学术研讨会 Symposium

On November 27, 2013, a symposium took place at the CAU with the title Asia: A European Invention?

For a report on the symposium, click here.


Review: China and the Environment / The Environment and China 中国与环境及环境与中国的关系

This symposium, which took place on June 5, 2013, was jointly organised and hosted with the Gustav-Radbruch-Network for Environmental Philosophy and Ethics. The great practical experience of the speakers in China made the talks all the more informative. Topics covered included the Hukou System of household registration, which limited mobility after its introduction in the Mao era (Professor Johannes Küchler, TU Berlin), water  supply in the Tarim basin, of crucial importance in the west of China given its gas and oil resources and rising cotton production (Dr. Niels Thevs, Greifswald University), and the environmental awareness of the Chinese population, based on interviews with local people (Dr. des. Herrn Jorit Neubert). The symposium was very well attended and ended in lively debate.







Forum: China and the environment  / The environment and China

Chinese Abitur (German higher school-leaving certificate) offered for the first time in Schleswig-Holstein

Abitur in Schleswig-Holstein

Report on the opening of the China Centre

Mar 12, 2013

Press reports from December 13, 2012, about the newly founded  China Centre

Block Seminars Summer Semester 2018

Mar 06, 2018


Der Arzt der Zukunft

Asian Medicines and Gobal Health