"Moving on to Pastures New? - Germany and Europe in the Decisive Year 2017" was the title of this year's summer school at Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen which took place from July 21 until July 31. Along with ten students from ZDS Peking, also students from the DAAD centers in Seoul and Tokyo participated in the event.
News from Aug 08, 2017
On occasion of the ZDS summer school 2017 which took place from July 16 until July 28 at Humboldt-Universität, on July 18 the Division of International Affairs of Freie Universität organized a summer party in the garden of the university's International House. Beautiful summer wheather, cold drinks and tasty snacks created a great atmosphere for chatting and exchanging ideas in an informal setting. Prof. Dr. Klaus Mühlhahn, vice president of Freie Universität and member of the Berlin advisory circle of the ZDS, opened the evening with a welcome address.
News from Aug 07, 2017
Professor ZHU Qinsheng (also known as LaoZhu), ZDS member and curator of the exhibition "Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2016", invited ZDS members and students on July 9 for a joint visit to the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum. Professor Zhu guided the group through the exhibition and commented every piece of art in detail.
News from Jul 10, 2017
A ZDS Salon about "The new self-positioning of the free democratic states and the question of independence of the EU" took place on July 7 at Peking University. An introduction was given by the professor of philosophy HAN Shuifa.
News from Jul 10, 2017
In June 2017, the poet Jan Wagner visited Peking University. There on June 14 he was awarded with the university's Zhongkun International Poetry Prize, in a ceremony to which ZDS members contributed in a significant manner – shortly before it became public that Wagner in this year receives the most important German literature prize, the Georg Büchner Prize, too.
News from Jun 23, 2017
Cologne, Bonn and the romantic wine town of Bacharach were destinations of this year`s excursion of the Berlin ZDS students and their tutors Katharina König (Humboldt-Universität) and Benjamin Langer (Freie Universität) to the Rhineland, where from May 17 until May 20 we had the opportunity of inspiring encounters, interesting insights and beautiful views.
News from May 23, 2017
In the framework of a short-term lectureship at the ZDS Peking in May 2017, the sociologist Prof. em. Dr. Detlef Garz (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz) held three presentations about "Emigration between 1933 and 1940", "Reconstructive Social Research" and "1919-1933: How Germans became Nazis." His stay in Beijing was initiated especially by Prof. Dr. QIN Mingrui, sociologist at Peking University and ZDS member, who had used his research stay in Berlin in the beginning of 2017 also for a talk at Prof. Garz's institute in Mainz.
News from May 22, 2017
In April 2017, two Germanist guest lectures took place at the German Studies Center (ZDS). Prof. Dr. Matthias Meyer from University of Vienna spoke on 17 April about "Kafka and China", on 19 April the Austrian author and lecturer Dr. Max Höfler followed up with a presentation about "Avantgardistic Approaches in Contemporary German-language Literature".
News from Apr 25, 2017
On April 19, Ms. ZHANG Danhong, an editor from Deutsche Welle, participated in a panel discussion at Peking University. Ms. Zhang talked with the ZDS members Prof. Dr. LIAN Yuru (Political Science) and Prof. Dr. LI Wei (History) about the past and present of the dream of European integration. Prof. Dr. HUANG Liaoyu, the Center's director, acted as moderator. In a certain way, the event was a return to Ms. Zhang's roots: she had once studied German Philology at the "Beida." The panel discussion was organized in cooperation with Chang Jiang Literature Press, which had recently published Ms. Zhang's book "From Charlemagne to Euro. Europe's Dream to Be Integrated."
News from Apr 20, 2017