Workshop on Confucianism in Modern Japan (at Tohoku University)

Dear list members,

The Tohoku University Global Japanese Studies Initiative would like to invite you to a workshop on the modernization of Confucian thought in Japan.


Takayama Daiki 高山大毅 (Komazawa University)

Mizuno Hirota 水野博太 (University of Tokyo)

Zhu Lin 朱琳 (Tohoku University)

Okawa Makoto 大川真 (Chuo University)

Orion Klautau (Tohoku University)

Tianxia Podcast Series: Professor Igor de Rachewiltz—Of Tartar Princesses, Poets, and Great Khans of the Mongols

Dear Colleagues,

Sadly, the great Mongolist and Sinologist Igor de Rachewiltz passed away late last week at the age of 87.

To pay tribute, on we just published what is probably his last interview. Here below I copy the introduction from the website:

MA: Graduate School 'Practices of Literature', Münster (30.11.2016)

–  English version below –

Der Fachbereich 9 (Philologie) der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster bietet zum 1. April 2017 ein strukturiertes Promotionsprogramm im Bereich der Literaturwissenschaft an. Im Rahmen der Graduate School ‚Practices of Literature‘ (GS PoL) wird exzellenten Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen die Möglichkeit geboten, innerhalb von drei Jahren zu promovieren. Die Absolvent/innen werden sowohl auf wissenschaftliche Karrieren als auch auf außerakademische Berufsfelder vorbereitet.

Position, Chair Professor in Ancient Chinese History and Archeology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)

For full details, see:

The Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) of Sinology (Chair)

commencing on 1st April 2018.

Book Release: Face to Face. The transcendence of the Arts in China and beyond - Historical Perspectives

I am happy to announce the recent publication of an edited volume on artistic interactions between China and the World during the Imperial period.

A second volume focused on Modern and Contemporary artistic exchange with and in China has been already released in 2013.


Rui Oliveira Lopes (ed.)

Face to Face. The transcendence of the arts in China and beyond - Historical Perspectives

Lisbon: Artistic Studies Research Centre, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, 2014, 496pp.


ISBN: 978-989-8300-49-3



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