The digital lecture series “Chinese Perspectives: China and the World through the Eyes of Scholars” presents leading Chinese scientists and their positions on current issues and developments in China and the world. Through lectures and the possibility for direct exchange and discussion, the series aim is to enter into dialogue and make perspectives of Chinese scholars accessible for European public debate.
The series is jointly organized by Confucius Institute at Freie Universität Berlin and Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr and presented in cooperation with Confucius Institute at Sapienza Università di Roma, Confucius Institute at Università degli Studi di Milano and Confucius Institute at Università Cattolica, Milan.
The digital lectures are hosted via Zoom phone and video conference. Registration for the events is required.
For registration, please use the event-links provided below.
Lecture Program (Program will be continued)
Saturday, 26 February 2022, 12.00 h (CET) (new date)
Registration for the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkce6pqzoiGNw4LUqlTWMeq-K9QBJ_lrgl
Reflection on China’s modernization experience engages with multiple civilizational influences: Chinese and Western, both classical and modern. In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Qu Jingdong, Peking University, discusses impulses and insights that can be derived from China’s modernization experience for sociological research and sheds light on the role and development of sociology in Chinese intellectual history. It will further be discussed how sociological research can contribute to addressing contemporary global issues.
Qu Jingdong is Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Sociology and Associate Dean of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University. He is Council Member of the Chinese Sociological Association, Member of the Professional Technical Qualification Evaluation Committee of the Department of Social Science and Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Member of the Academic Committee of Zhejiang University Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, Adjunct Professor of the School of Education of Peking University, and Academic Member of the German Studies Center of Peking University. His researches are mainly involved in history of Western sociological thought, history of Chinese sociology, organizational sociology, and social structure research.
Saturday, 27 November 2021, 12.00 h (CET)
Prof. Dr. Yu Keping 俞可平, Peking University
COVID-19 and Good Global Governance
Lecture in Chinese with English translation
Saturday, 11 December 2021, 12.00 h (CET)
Prof. Dr. Wang Hui 汪晖, Tsinghua University
The Birth of the Century: China and the Conditions of Spatial Revolution