Intellectual Landscapes in Transition


01.12.16 - 02.12.16


01.12.16 16:00 Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte, Geismar Landstr. 11, 37073 Göttingen
University of Göttingen

Intellectual Landscapes in Transition:
Contested Knowledge Spaces in China and India

A workshop co-organized by CETREN, Forum for Global and Transregional Studies, and Academic Confucius Institute Göttingen.



01.12.16 16:00 - 16:15


Prof. Srirupa Roy (Göttingen)
Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen)

16:15 - 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 - 19:00
Panel session

Panel 1: Academic Relations and their Global Contexts


Chair: Srirupa Roy (Göttingen)


Contradictions within the Global Landscapes of Academic Knowledge. Perspectives from China, India and Elsewhere

Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen)

Comparing India and China: What Is The Point?

Prof. Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen)

Science and the State in China and India: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Dr. Jahnavi Phalkey (King’s College, London)

02.12.16 09:15 - 11:00
Panel session

Panel 2: India and China - MutualPerceptions in Various Spheres of Society


Chair: Rupa Viswanath (Göttingen)


India-Related Tropes in China. Entangled Dynamics in the Academic World and in Popular Culture

Prof. Jiang Jingkui (Peking University)

The Cultural Revolution in India and More Recent Intellectual Trends

Prof. Manoranjam Mohanty (University of Delhi)

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:15
Panel session

Panel 3: Knowledge Landscapes - the Dynamics of „Competitive Comparisons“ and “International Solidarities”


Chair: Dominic Sachsenmaier (Göttingen)


From Maoism to the China Model. Ideas about a Sino-Indian Alliance and their Shifting Societal Bases

Prof. Subir Sinha (SOAS, London)

Changing Knowledge Landscapes in China in the Information Age

Prof. Yang Guobin (University of Pennsylvania)


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