Research projects

University focus areas
Faculty / institution
Clash or Convergence of Capitalisms. Property Conflicts over Chinese Direct Investments in Germany and the European Union
Project management
PD Dr. Stefan Schmalz
01/2021 - 12/2024
Subproject in the SFB TRR294 "Structural Change of Property". This project aims to analyse ownership conflicts arising from Chinese direct investments in Germany and the EU.
Documentation and Description of the Kanakanavu Language, an Endangered Language of Formosa (Taiwan R.O.C. - Republic of China)
Project management
Prof. Dr. Christian Lehmann
06/2012 - 07/2015
Several donors
50 000 €
The project is dedicated to the language documentation of Kanakanavu, an endangered indigenous language in Taiwan. Recorded texts will be written down and the language system will be analyzed linguistically. In addition, the situation of the language will be examined.
Hybrid ownership structures in state capitalism. Ownership-based society, socio-economic differentiation and Governmentality analysed through the example of Shenzhen, China
Project management
Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
01/2021 - 12/2024
Subproject in the SFB TRR294 "Structural Change of Property". The project explores the interdependencies at play between the hybrid land ownership rights and the emergence of structures that are characteristic of property-based societies following China’s transformation into a market economy. It further investigates how this process yields new relationships between state and society (Governmentality).
Stategies of Collecting an Displaying China in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Gotha's Chinese Cabinet
Project management
Dr. Emily Teo
05/2021 - 04/2024
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG):
300 000 €
My research project brings renewed attention to a significant Chinese collection in early-nineteenth-century Germany, the Chinese Cabinet in Gotha, established by Duke Emil August (1772–1822) of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg from 1804 to 1810. Consisting of over 2000 objects, the Cabinet was a great sensation during the first decades of the nineteenth-century and was described as the most important Chinese collection in continental Europe. However, following the establishment of national museums across…

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