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.

Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth
Kaske

Universität Leipzig
Ostasiatisches Institut
Fachbereich Sinologie
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37152
PhD Candidate

Thorben
Pelzer

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.16
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37158
PhD Candidate

Boyu
Cang

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.16
Strohsackpassage
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig