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Conference Schedule

CHINA global Kick-off Conference May 4 - 5 2018

Friday May 4, 2018, 9am - 17.30pm

Venue: University of Cologne, Universitätsstraße 37, 50931 Köln (Seminargebäude, Tagungsraum)

09:00 - 09:15h Welcome  (Susanne Brandtstädter, Cologne)
09:15  - 10:15h Keynote Prasenjit Duara (History, Durham): Revisiting the Chinese World Order: Soft Power of the Imperialism of Nation-states
10:15 - 10:30h Coffee Break 
10:30 - 13:00h Panel 1: Expanding Exchange and the Globalization of Norms (Chair: Nora Sausmikat, Stiftung Asienhaus) 

Flora Sapio (Law, ANU, Australia): The Making of Shared Global Norms with Chinese Characteristics: What is it That We Ignore About Structures of Chinese Constitutionalism? 

Mette Halskov Hansen (China Studies, Oslo): Ecological Civilization: Interpreting the Chinese Past, Projecting the Global Future

Eva Pils (Law, London): Human rights with Chinese characteristics as a challenge to global governance

Adam Yuet Chau (East Asian Studies, Cambridge): China and its Globalizing Religions

13:00 - 14:00h Buffet Lunch (for invited guests) 
14:00 - 16:30h Panel 2: Schemes of Global Cooperation (Chair: Björn Ahl, Cologne)

Flemming Christiansen (Sociology, Duisburg-Essen): Ideology and Power: China's International Cooperation

Paul Anderson (Social Anthropology/Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge): Emerging Regionalisms in West Asia: the Case of Chinese Commodities in the Levant

May Tan-Mullins (International Relations, Nottingham Ningbo): Political Ecology of Rising China

Ming Du (Law, Surrey): The Metaphor of Market Economy in International Economic Relations: China and the World 

16:30 - 16:45h Coffee Break 
16:45 - 17:30h Film Presentation (Chair: Susanne Brandtstädter, Cologne)

"King Cobra and the Dragon" by Solange Guo Chatelard (International Relations, Brussels/filmmaker) 

19:00h Conference Dinner (for invited guests) 


Saturday May 5, 2018, 9.30am - 16pm

Venue: University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln (Hauptgebäude, Neuer Senatssaal)

09:30 - 13:00h Panel 3: Centers and Margins: History of Ideas (Chair: Wilfried Hinsch, Cologne) 

Bai Tongdong (Philosophy, Fudan): A Confucian New Tianxia Model of National Identity and Global Governance - And Why Is It Superior to the Nation-State and Liberal Models 

Klaus Mühlhahn (History, FU Berlin): cancelled! 

Iwo Amelung (History, Frankfurt): Dealing with environmental determinism in Republic China

Christoph Harbsmeier (Chinese Studies, Oslo): Self-Construal in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives 

13:00 - 14:00h Buffet Lunch (for invited guests)
14:00 - 16:00h Conclusion and the CHINA global project 

Susanne Brandtstädter/ Wilfried Hinsch (Speakers of CHINA global) & Open Discussion 

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