International Graduate Student Conference
“Flows and Circulations – Agents, Narratives, Institutions: A Transcultural Perspective”
For the first time since the cooperation between Heidelberg University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University began more than 10 years ago, the Center for Asian Studies and Transcultural Studies (CATS), the Confucius Institute at Heidelberg University (CIHD), and the School of Humanities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) hosted an International Graduate Student Conference in November 2022.
Six young scholars from each of the two universities – master’s and doctoral students – presented their research in twenty-minute online presentations, which were then discussed in plenary sessions. The broad spectrum of topics covered Chinese and German poetry, visual arts, Buddhism, Chinese history and history didactics, science fiction literature, as well as production and reception aesthetics of historical newspaper advertising and contemporary computer games. The two best papers were awarded the “Sheng Sheng 生生 Best Student Paper Award”, which was endowed with 3,000 RMB each.
After the great success of the first workshop in 2022, CATS, SJTU and CIHD are happy to announce that a joint International Graduate Student Conference will be held again on November 16-17, 2023 in order to promote the academic exchange between the School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), Heidelberg University.