Prof. Dr. Iwo Amelung
Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
- E-Mail: Iwo.Amelung@ikgf.uni-erlangen.de
- Telefon: +49 9131 85 20602
Home Institution: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
IKGF Visiting Fellow April 2012 - September 2012
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Iwo Amelung is Professor of Chinese Studies at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. He has studied sinology and history at Göttingen University and in Bonn, where he got his MA. He got his PhD. from the Free University, Berlin, with a dissertation on the control of the Yellow River during the late Qing dynasty. He has studied and worked in China for several years, has served as the Managing Director of the European Centre for Chinese Studies at Peking University and was a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the history of late Imperial China and also focuses on the history of the Republican era. He has worked extensively on the reception of Western knowledge in late Imperial China. His recent projects include the historiography of science and technology in modern China and several projects relating to the process of the reception of knowledge and its relationship to identity politics in modern China.