Section A
A06
Research Area
Chinese Studies
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Chinese Engineers and their Spatial Imaginations: Architects of an Interconnected Nation, 1906–1937

This project explores spatial formats of China through visions and plans of infrastructural interconnectivity. The period investigated spans the establishment of the first Ministry of Communications in 1906 to the onset of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Through an actor-centred analysis of the relevant ministries, polytechnic schools, and professional engineering associations, we demonstrate how different infrastructural visions of the nation state interact and constitute a fundamental dimension of territorializing space.

As part of its work the project is responsible for the Chinese Engineers Relational Database (CERD) Web Interface. CERD is a database of engineers from the Chinese Republican period (1912–1949). You can use this web interface to access the prosopographic catalogue of persons, educational institutions, and companies.

Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth
Kaske

Universität Leipzig
Ostasiatisches Institut
Fachbereich Sinologie
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49 – (0) 341 97-37152

Phone: +49 341 97-37152
PhD Candidate

Thorben
Pelzer

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199
Room 5.16
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49 – (0) 341 97 37 158

Phone: +49 341 97-37158
PhD Candidate

Binyao
Li

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199
Room 5.16
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (0) - 341 97 37 763
Associate Member

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth
Köll

Department of History
434 Decio Hall
Notre Dame
IN 46556, USA
Tel: +1 – 574 631-9827

Phone: 001 - 574 631-9827

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