Prof. Dr. Yuezhi Xiong
Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
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IKGF Visiting Fellow January 2015 - Juni 2015
IKGF Research Project
Xiong Yuezhi is a research professor at the Institute of History, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He was born in Jiangsu province in 1949, graduated and obtained a masters degree in History from the Department of History, East China Normal University in Shanghai in 1981. Since then, he has been a member of the Institute of History for 34 years. He is also a part-time professor of Fudan University. His special areas of interest are the history of modern China and the urban history of Shanghai. His publications include books and articles. In The History of Modern Chinese Democratic Thought (Shanghai Peoples Publishing House, 1986), he researched how western democratic thought spread in modern China and how the Chinese intellectuals realized, received and transformed this thought. This book was translated into Japanese by Professor Yoda Yoshie of Waseda University and published in 1994. In another book, The Eastward Dissemination of Western Learning in the Late Qing Dynasty (Shanghai Peoples Publishing House, 1994), Prof. Xiong researched in great detail how western learning was disseminated in Late Qing from 1807 to 1911 and what were the differences between the western and Chinese culture. This book was translated into English(Silkroad Press, 2012). The introduction of this book was translated and published as An Overview of the Dissemination of Western Learning in Late Qing China in Perspectives: Studies in Translatology (1996:1, University of Copenhagen). These two books were both awarded the Shanghai Humanity and Social Sciences Prize. Prof. Xiong has been researching the urban history of Shanghai for many years. He is chief editor of The General History of Shanghai (15 volumes, Shanghai Peoples Publishing House, 1999) which was awarded the Shanghai Humanity and Social Sciences Prize in 2000. In the first volume, he discussed the particularities of Shanghai and introduced the achievement on Shanghai studies at home and abroad. Prof. Xiong will participate in the research project of the IKGF at Erlangen as a Visiting Fellow from January 1 2015 to June 30, 2015.