Lectures and Presentations



12/2020: – “Maritime Disasters and Risk Appraisals in the East Asian”, L’Asie maritime. Les périls de la mer, École française d’Extrême Orient (EFEO), EHESS, Paris (16.12.2020)


03/2019: – International Workshop “Maritime Asia” 海洋亚洲  (March 1-2, 2019; 上海大学,经济学院),     conference organizer

07/2019: – “East Asia’s Other New World, China and the Viceroyalty of Peru: A Neglected Aspect of Early Modern Transpacific History”, 东亚的另一个新世界:中国与秘鲁总督辖地,一个被忽视的跨太平洋方面, Shanghai daxue 上海大学, 经济学院 (18.07.2019)

– “中国与海上丝绸之路”, Shanghai daxue 上海大学, 经济学院 (20.07.2019)

– “中国与海上丝绸之路” (Keynote speech), International conference ‘广域万象:人类航海的维度与面向’ , 25.-26.07.19, Zhongguo Haiyang bowuguan 中国海洋博物馆, Jiaotong University 交通大学 (25.07.19)

11/2019: – “中国与海上丝绸之路”, Quanzhou Museum of Overseas Communications (泉州海交史博物館), Quanzhou (07.11.2019)

– “印度洋-太平洋水域外科大夫与医师的流动 (15至18世纪)”, International Symposium on “Maritime Exchanges between Pearl River Estuary Bay Area and Pacific-Indian Oceans at the Age of Exploration” (大航海时代珠江口湾区与太平洋-印度洋海域交流), Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, Guangdong Centre for Maritime History Studies, November 10-11, 2019 (10.11.2019)


06/2018: – “Chinese Envoys and the Cosmopolitan Indian Ocean: 8th-15th Century: An 8th-Century Eunuch Mission for a Pan-Asiatic Power Alliance?”, China and the Middle East: Historical Connections and Comparisons Along and Beyond the Silk Road, International Conference, Tel Aviv University, June 3-5, 2018 (03.06.18)

– “Das Chinesische Meer” [The China Seas], Die Überwindung von Raum und Zeit – Fremde Meere und Neue Welten in Antike und Früher Neuzeit [Bridging Space and Time – Foreign Seas and New Worlds in Antiquity and Early Modern Times], Bielefeld University, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), June 7-8, 2018 (07.06.18)

09/2018: – “跨太平洋贸易的历史起源和当代发展“, Shanghai daxue 上海大学, (05.09.2018), Fudan daxue复旦大学 (11.09.2018)

11/2018: – “Maritime disasters and shipwrecks of Manila galleons in the East and Southeast Asian waters”, MARITIME KNOWLEDGE FOR ASIAN SEAS. An interdisciplinary dialogue   between maritime historians and archaeologists, Paris, EFEO, EHESS, 21.-23.11.18 (21.11.18)

– “China and the Maritime Silk Routes: The Role of China’s Contacts with the Asia-Pacific and the Viceroyalty of Peru in Early Modern Times”, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (26.11.18)


01/2017: – “Komparative Interaktionsgeschichte – Zur Bedeutung von Interdependenzen zwischen Staaten, Wirtschaften, Gesellschaften und Kulturen“ [Comparative Interaction History – On the Interdependencies of States, Economies, societies, and Cultures], University of Vienna, Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (23.01.2017)

05/2017: – “The Song 宋 Dynasty (960–1279) – China’s Economic Motor during the Middle Period”, Economic Globalization and the Choice of Asia — Asia and the World: New Impetus, New Structure and New Order, Shanghai Forum 2017, organized Fudan University, Shanghai, May 27-29 (28.05.2017)

– “Chinas maritime Seidenstraße: Die Zheng He Expeditionen im Lichte ihrer ideologischen Interpretationen” [China’s Maritime Silk Road: The Zheng He Expeditions in Light of their Ideological interpretations], Bochum University, Department of East Asian Studies (30.05.2017)

07/2017: –  “Was Traditional China’s Maritime Politics (Proto-)Colonialist?”, Seafaring, Trade, and Knowledge Transfer: Maritime Politics and  Commerce in Early Middle Period to Early Modern China and Beyond, Ghent University, Het Pand, July 4-5 organised by Angela Schottenhammer & Mathieu Torck)

– “唐朝杨良瑶出使黑衣大食的历史探究”, Department of Chinese History and Culture, Hong Kong University (17.07.17)

– “Animals on the Move”, “Knowledge Circulations in the Indian Ocean”, Summer School The Indian Ocean World and Eurasian Connections Connectivity in Motion: People, Ideas, and Animals across the Indian Ocean July 24-29, 2017, at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

11/2017: – “Surgeons and Physicians on the Move in the Indo-Pacific Waters (15th to 18th Centuries)”, MOBILE BODIES: A Long View of the Peoples and Communities of Maritime Asia”, SUNY, Binghamton University, November 10-11, 2017 (11.11.17)


03/2016: – “China’s Rise and Retreat as a Maritime Power”, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain (07.03.16)

– “Reflexiones sobre la motivación de una misión secreta de la corte de Tang al califato de los Abbasidas en 785”, GRIMSE (Grupo de Investigaciones sobre Imperios, Metrópolis y Sociedades Extraeuropeas), Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain (09.03.16)

05/2016: – “Die Reise des Eunuchen Yang Liangyao (736–806) nach Baghdad im Jahr 785: Eine sino-arabische Mächteallianz im Kapmpf gegen die Tibeter?”, Universität Bonn, dies academicus (25.05.2016).

07/2016: – “Tang Period Guangzhou and Yangzhou as Places of Intercultural Encounter and Conflict”, 25th World History Association (WHA), Port Cities as Places of Intercultural Encounter and Conflict, 7th through 18th Centuries, Ghent University, 2 to 6 July (03.07.16)

– “Chinas historischer und moderner Bezug auf die Seidenstraßen” [China’s historical and modern reference to the Silk Roads], Department for Asian Studies, LMU Munich (21.07.16)

– Lecturer at the Summer School The Indian Ocean World and Eurasian Connections, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (25.-30.07.16)

11/2016: – “La proyección china en las rutas de la seda: ¿una acción colonial? (China’s historical and modern projection on the Silk Roads: A colonial enterprise?), Inauguració del curs de master en Història del Mon, master en Estudios Xinesos y doctored en Història, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (03.11.16).

– “Chinas historische Seidenstraßen und seine maritime Tradition”, Asien-Akademie der Akademie für Politische bildung, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Kunstraub und Kulturzerstörung entlang der Seidenstraßen, Tutzing 25.-26.11.16 (25.11.16).

12/2016: – “Voyage of the Eunuch Yang Liangyao (736–806) to Baghdad in 785: An early Sino-Arab power alliance against the Tibetans?”, Fall 2016 Speaker Series of the Indian Ocean World Centre, IOWC, McGill University, Montreal (01.12.16).

– “Containing the Tibetans: An 8th-century Sino-Arabic Power Alliance?”, China-Arabia Encounters and Engagements, Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore (15.-16.12.16).


03/2015: – “Buddhismus als Mittel der Herrschaftslegitimation  von Wu Zetian 武則天 (reg. 690–705), der einzigen Frau der chinesischen Geschichte mit dem Kaisertitel” [Buddhism as Means of Legitimation of Wu Zetian (r. 690–705), the only woman in Chinese history with the title of emperor], Topical lecture series, University of Salzburg – Religion und Politik – historische und systematische Dimensionen eines aktuellen Spannungsverhältnisses [Religion and Politics – historical and systematic dimensions of a modern tension relation] (17.03.2015)

04/2015: – “Bronze Coins and Silver Ingots – The Major Currencies across the East Asian Mediterranean”, International Conference Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World, McGill University, IOWC, Canada (23.-24.04.2015)

05/2015: – “Archaeological Evidence form the Yuan Dynasty”, Recovery of Traditional Technologies I: A Comparative Study of Past and Present Fermentation and Associated Distillation Technologies in Eurasia and Their Roots, History Department, Salzburg University (11.-13.05.2015)

– “Geography, Cartography and Maps: Coastal and Maritime Space on Traditional Chinese Maps, 16th to 18th Centuries”, International Workshop Maritime Knowledge for China Seas, Academia Sinica, Institute of History and Philology, Taibei (29.-30.05.2015)

08/2015: – “Tangchao Yang Liangyao chu Heiyi dashi de lishi tanjiu – xianshi huo niezao”唐朝杨良瑶出使黑衣大食的历史探究—现实或捏造?, Monthly lecture, China National Maritime Museum (中国航海博物馆), Shanghai (25.08.2015)

09/2015: – “唐朝杨良瑶出使黑衣大食的历史探究——现实或捏造?”, Trimestral lecture at the National Library (国家图书馆), Beijing (02.09.2015) (cf. http://www.nlc.gov.cn/dsb_zx/jzyg/gtjt/)


01/2014: – “Six- and Seventeenth-Century Views on China‘s Northern Borders”, Chinese and Asian Geographical and Cartographical Views on Central Asia and its Adjacent Regions, Bonn University, Sinological Department, Poppelsdorfer Schloss (Bonn 11-14.01.2014)

03/2014: – “Muslim Merchants in Japan – Interaction between the Persian Gulf, Southeast Asia, China and Japan”, Beyond East Asia: New Perspectives on Japan’s Foreign Relations in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, 27-30 March 2014, Annual AAS Meeting (Philadelphia, USA, 29.03.2014)

04/2014: – “Zur Bedeutung von Gewalt in der Geschichte: Beispiele aus (Süd-)Ostasien in der frühen Neuzeit” [On the Meaning and Significance of Violence in History: Examples from (South-)East Asia in the Early Modern Period], Topical lecture series, University of Salzburg – Genozide und kollektive Gewalt. Strukturen – Nachwirkungen – Repräsentation [Genocides and Collective Violence. Structures – Repercussions – Representation] (08.04.2014)

05/2014: – “New Research Trends in the Study of the Chinese Past – The Song Dynasty (960–1279) – A Revolutionary Era Turn”, Lecture Series sponsored by the Chiang-ching-kuo Foundation at ELTE University, Hungary (Budapest, 13.-14.05.2014)

06/2014: – “West and Central Asian Influences in Chinese Tombs”, Archaeology and Conservation along the Silk Route, China Northwest University (Xi’an, 23-25.05.2014)

07/2014: – “Itineraries of Mercury and the Mercury Amalgamation Method in 16th and 17th Century East Asia and the Asia Pacific”, Itineraries of Materials, Recipes, Techniques, and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (09.-11.07.2014)

– “Trade and Smuggling of Mercury and the Mercury Amalgamation Method in 16th and 17th Century East Asia and the Asia Pacific”, Picturing Commerce: Visual Forms in Motion in and from the Asian Maritime Circuits, 1550–1800, Colorado College, USA (Colorado Springs, 11-14 July 2014)

08/2014: – “Consolidating Insular Southeast Asia , On the Meaning of Force in History: Pax Ming and the Case of Chen Zuyi”, Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405–1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity 郑和下西洋 (1405–1433) 及 自古以来 中国和印度洋世界的关系 (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 22–24 August, 2014)

– “New Evidence on the History of Sino-Arabic Relations: A Study of Yang Liangyao’s Embassy to the Abbasid Caliphate” [Nueva Evidencia sobre las Relaciones Sino-Árabe: Una Investigación de la Mission de Yang Liangyao al Califato Abasida], Centro de Estudios de Asia y Àfrica (CEAA), El Colegio de México, México, D.F. (27.08.2014)

09/2014: – “Changes in the portrayal of overseas countries and routes on traditional Chinese world maps (Southern Song-Yuan-Early Ming)”, Sails, maps, metals, and minerals: Comparing knowledge system in China and Europe, c. 1200–1900 (Panel organized by Karel Davids, Angela Schottenhammer and Hans-Ulrich Vogel), ENIUGH, 4th European Congress on World and Global History (Paris, 5.-7.09.2014)

10/2014: – “China’s Gate to the South: Iranian and Arab Networks in Guangzhou during the Tang-Song Transition (c. 700-1050)”, Connectivity in Motion: Port Cities of the Indian Ocean (Max Planck Institute for social Antropology, Halle, 16.-18.10.2014)

11/2014: – “Sino-arabische Beziehungen im 8. Jahrhundert: Eine frühe sino-arabische Mächteallianz?”, AAI, University of Hamburg, China Time (11.11.2014)

– „Sinologie, Sinophilie und -phobie und Globalität – Praktische Erfahrungen vom 17./18. Jahrhundert bis heute“, Wissenschaft und globales Denken, Interdisziplinäre Tagung an der Universität Salzburg (27.-28.11.2014)

12/2014: – “China’s Gate to the South: Iranian and Arab Networks in Guangzhou during the Tang-Song Transition (c. 700-1050)”, Austrian Academy of Siences, Institute for Social Antropology, Vienna (01.12.2014)

– “The Rise of Maritime Commerce and China’s Gate to the South: Iranian and Arab Networks in Guangzhou during the Tang-Song Transition (c. 700-1050)”, Colloque International d’Océanides, L’influence de la mer dans l’Histoire, voyage au coeur de l’Antiquité et du Moyen-Âge, Paris, Campus Eiffel, 11.-12.12.2014 (12.12.14)


04/2013: – “Gräber im Alten China”, Chinazentrum der Paris-Londron-Universität Salzburg, Angorà am Chinazentrum (09.04.2013)

12/2013: – “Chinese Diplomatie und sino-arabische Beziehungen im 8. Jahrhundert: Die Mission des Yang Liangyao 楊良瑤 (736–806) im Jahre 785”, Interkulturelle Diplomatie im historischen Vergleich, VSIG (Wien 20.-21.12.2013)


02/2012: – “The Song Nanhai I Shipwreck: Further Evidence for Song China’s Developed Maritime Trade Relations” (“Time Capsule of the Sea”, 6th International Symposium of the Japanese Society of Underwater Archaeology, Tōkyō Kaiyō daigaku 東京海洋大學, Japan, 26.02.2012)

03/2012: – “Maritime Frontier Versus Continental Border – Or Vice Versa? Human Movements Along China’s Maritime and Continental Borders During the Ming-Qing Conquest” (Wissenschafts-kolleg, Berlin, Internationaler Workshop “Mobile Empires: Frontiers in Flux in Russian and Chinese Empires, 12th-18th Centuries”, 02.-03.03.2012)

– “China’s Rise and Retreat as a Maritime Power” (Macau University, Macau, China, History Department, 03.04.02)

06/2012: – “Human Movement and Exchanges Along China’s Northeast Asian Maritime and Continental Border Space During the Ming-Qing Transition”, International Conference “Crossroads Between Empires and Peripheries. Knowledge Transfer, Product Exchange and Human Movement in the Indian Ocean World”, Ghent University, Belgium, 21-23 June 2012 (21.06.2012)

07/2012: – “The East Asian Maritime World from the Chinese Perspective. Vision and Reality”, Conceptualization of Maritime Areas as a Framework of Global History (6th International Congress of Maritime History (IMEHA), Ghent University, 2-6th July 2012 (3.6.2012)

11/2012: – “The Song Nanhai 南海 I and the Huaguangjiao 華光礁 I Shipwrecks in the Context of Song China’s Maritime Trade Relations”, Dimensions of the Indian Ocean World Past: Sources and Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Work in Indian Ocean World History, 9th to 19th Centuries, jointly convened by the Asia Research Centre, Australia Research Council Linkage Grant, Murdoch University, and the Indian Ocean World Centre, Major Collaborative Research Initiative, McGill University, The Western Australian Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle, 12-14 November 2012 (14.11.2012), http://wwwarc.murdoch.edu.au/research/iow_conf.html

– “Coastal and Maritime Space in Traditional Chinese Maps”, Oceans, Consciousness of Space and Cultural Interflow: The Second International Symposium of Cartography, convened by the National Palace Museum, Institute of Taiwan History of Academia Sinica, National Tsing Hua University, and Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (Teldap), Academia Sinica, Taipei, 27-30 November 2012 (28.11.2012)


02/2011: – “Empire and Periphery: The Qing Empires Relations with Japan and the Ryūkyūs (1644- c. 1800), a comparison”, Empires and Networks: Maritime Asian Experiences, 9th to 19th Centuries (International con-ference convened by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS, Singapore and Ritsumeikan University Japan, Singapore, 21-22-02.2011)

– Corredores y “gremios” (huiguan 會館) en el comercio marítimo de China con sus vecinos del este durante las dinastías Ming y Qing (CEAA, El Colegio de México, 10.02.11).

05/2011 – “The East Asian Maritime World from the Chinese Perspective – Vision and Reality” (Gent University, Department of History, 05.05.2011)

10/2011: – “The Chinese ‘Mediterranean’: The China Seas in World History (From its Origins to c. 1800)” (Emory University, Atlanta, USA, International Conference “Sea Rovers, Silk, and Samurai: Maritime China in Global History”, 27.-29.10.2011, 28.10.2011)


03/2010: – La Introducción del Budismo en China (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Curso de Educación continua, México, 08.02.2010)

04/2010: – El complejo de tumbas Xuanhua (s. XI-XII) durante el período Liao (907-1127) y el uso de inscripciones túmbales (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Curso de Educación continua, México, 22.04.2010)

10/2010: – „Westasiatisch-muslimische“ (Huihui 回回) Medizin und Ärzte im yuanzeitlichen China (13./14. Jh.), 48. Deutscher Historikertag, Berlin, 28.09.-01.10.10 (Sektion unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Borgolte: Migration als transkulturelle Verpflechtung im mittelalterlichen Jahrtausend. Europa, Ostasien und Afrika im Vergleich)


02/2009: – Chinas Aufstieg zur Regional- und Weltmacht – Außenpolitische Ambitionen einer aufstrebenden Nation [China’s rise as regional and world power – foreign political ambitions of a nation striving for progress] (Universität Bonn, Philosophische Fakultät, 05.02.09)

04/2009: – Historiographie, Moralismus und politische Ethik in der Wudai und Song-Zeit am Beispiel der Beurteilung eines Militärgouverneurs (10. Jh.) in zeitgenössischen historischen Quellen [Historiography, moralism and political ethics in Wudai and Song times exemplified by the assessment of a military governor (10th century) in contemporary sources] (Universität Würzburg, Philosophische Fa-kultät I, 24.04.09)

05/2009: – China and her Neighbours: Vision and Reality (Department of Chinese Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium, 07.05.2009)

10/2009: – Brokers and “Guild” Organizations (huiguan) in China’s Maritime Trade with her Eastern Neigh-bours during the Ming and Qing Dynasties [Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taibei 明清時期江南市場經濟的空間、制度與網絡國際研討會 International Symposium on the Market Economy of the Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Space, Institutions and Networks (05.-06.10.2009)]

– El complejo de tumbas Xuanhua (s. XI-XII) durante el período Liao (907-1127): Un ejemplo de diversidad y asimilación cultural y religiosa [The Liao 遼-Period (907-1127) Xuanhua 宣化-Tomb Complex (11./12. Jh.): An example of cultural and religious diversity and assimilation]. (CEAA, El Colegio de México, 29.10.09).

11/2009: – The Import of Black Slaves (heinu 黑奴) into China: an Analysis of Chinese Sources (The Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Canada, Peterson Hall, 16.11.09)

– Muslim Medicine and Medicinal Drugs in Yuan China (International Workshop “Eurasian Influences on Yuan China: Cross-cultural transmissions in the 13th and 14th centuries”; Binghamton University, Downtown Centre Campus, 20.-21.11.2009, Binghamton, NY, USA; cf. also http://web.me.com/eurasia2/Site/Welcome.html)


01/2008: – Chinas Japan-Spione: Ein eigentümlicher Fall von Wirtschaftsspionage im frühen 18. Jahrhundert [China sends spies to Japan: A curious form of industrial espionage in the early 18th century] (Freiburg University, History Department, 28.01.08)

02/2008: – Geschichte und Moral im alten China: Leben und Schicksal eines Militärgouverneurs in historischen Quellen der Wudai- und Song-Zeit [History and morality in ancient China: Life and destiny of a military goveror in historical sources of the Wudai and Song period] (Freiburg University, Sinological Department, 01.02.08)

– Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 26.02.08)

03/2008: – 清朝初中期的中日贸易 – 日本是否蕞爾國? (Sino-Japanese relations during the early and mid Qing Period – Is Japan a Tiny-dwarf-country?) (Nanyang Technological University, Chinese Department, Singapore, 03.03.08)

– Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives (History Department and Asian Studies Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, 05.03.08)

– Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives (History Department, Chinese Studies, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ, 06.03.08)

– Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives (University of Pennsylvania, Centre for East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Philadelphia, USA, 31.03.08)

08/2008: – Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives
(Center for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City)

– Sino-Japanese relations in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Some new perspectives
(Indian Ocean World Centre, History Department, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

11/2008: – Raumbezogene Konzepte und ihre kartographische Umsetzung im alten bis neuzeitlichen China [Spatial concepts and their cartographic translation in anciant to early modern China] (Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin)

12/2008: – Der Import fernöstlicher Waren durch Venedig und Genua vom 12. bis zum 15, Jh. Finanzierung und Zahlungsmittel [The Import of Far Eastern commodities through Venice and Genua from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Financing and means of payment] (Vortragsreihe “Handel, Geld und Politik vom frühen Mittelalter bis heute; Kulturforum Burgkloster, Lübeck)


01/2007: – Gräber, Ahnen und Totenkult im Alten China [Tombs, Ancestors, and the Cult of the Death in Ancient China] (Vortrag im Rahmen der interdisziplinären Ringvorlesung, Religionswissenschaft, „Sterben, Tod und Trauer in den Religionen und Kulturen der Welt“, Universität Marburg, WS 2006/07)

– Besonderheiten der qingzeitlichen Verwaltung des Überseehandels bis ca. 1800 [Particulars of Qing China’s Administration of Maritime Trade until c. 1800] (Workshop: Das Ostchinesische „Mittelmeer“ um 1400–1800: Maritime Schnittpunkte von Waren, Personen, Wissen und Kultur, Sinologisches Institut, Universität Marburg, 22.–23.01.07)

02/2007: – The East Asian “Mediterranean” (The Korean Transport Institute, Goyang City, Korea)

– The East Asian “Mediterranean” (History Disputes and Regional Coexistence: East Asia in the Twenty-first Century – Developing our Intellectual Community, International Conference in Celebra-tion of the Dongguk University Centennial, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, 12.-13.02.07)

03/2007: – The Role of Copper in Qing Maritime Trade with Japan (until c. 1800) (Workshop: The East Asian “Mediterranean”: Maritime Crossroads of Culture, Commerce, and Human Migration, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of East Asian Studies, Budapest, Hungary, 3.–6.3.07)

03/2007: – A Buried Past: Tomb Inscriptions (muzhiming) on Stone and Paper (AAS Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 22.–25.07; Panel 182: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stone Inscriptions, Local Gazetteers, and the Regional Past in Imperial China)

06/2007: – Die Khitan-Allianz und das Schicksal des Wang Chuzhi (863–923) in Quellen der Wudai- und Song-Zeit [The Khitan Alliance and the Destiny of Wang Chuzhi (863–923) in Wudai and Song Period Sources] (Ostasiatisches Seminar, Universität Leipzig)

11/2007: – Tensions, suspicion, and smuggling? Sino-Japanese relations in the late seventeenth to early eight-eenth century (The East Asian Mediterranean – Maritime Crossroads of Culture, Commerce, and Human Migration, Munich University, November 2–3)

12/2007: – Die Entwicklung von Chinas Außenhandel bis ca. 1800, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Geldware (Fakultät für Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften; Freie Universität Berlin)


02/2006: – Die Rolle von Globalgeschichte im heutigen Curriculum [The role of global history in modern curricula] (Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
03/2006: – Characteristics of Wudai tomb inscriptions: the inscription of Wang Chuzhi as an example (The Tōhō gakkai 東方學會, Tōkyō, Japan)
– Ryūkyūan Physicians in China and Chinese Medicine on the Ryūkyūs during the mid-Qing Period (c. 1750-1840) (Asian Migrations. Conference of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Binghamton University, SUNY, USA)

– The Administration of Maritime Trade in Early Qing China (Asian & Asian American Studies Program, Department of History, Binghamton University, SUNY, USA)

– Maritime Trade between China and her Neighbours form Song to Qing (History Department, Columbia University, NY, USA)

04/2006: – Chinas Aufschwung und die Perspektiven einer ostasiatischen Integration im 21. Jahrhundert [China’s upswing and the perspectives of an East Asian integration in the 21st century] (Philoso-phisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria)

05/2006: – Quellen Ostasiens zum Indik ab dem 17. Jahrhundert [Sources on the Indian Ocean from the 17th century onwards] (2. Bonner Islamwissenschaftliche Gespräche, Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften der Universität Bonn)

06/2006: – China’s Administration of Maritime Trade during the Qing Dynasty (Harvard-Yenching-Institute, International Conference “Reviewing the Past, Projecting the Future”, June 2–4, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA)

06/2006: – Internationale Edelmetallströme und die globale Vernetzung der Welt im 16.–18. Jahrhundert (Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria)

06/2006: – Chinas Aufschwung und die Perspektiven einer ostasiatischen Integration im 21. Jahrhundert (Asien-Afrika-Institut der Universität Hamburg, Vortrag der Hamburger Sinologischen Gesellschaft)

10/2006: – The Role of Copper in Qing Maritime Trade with Japan [1st International Workshop of the re-search group Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600–1900; Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University, October 12-16]

10/2006: – Horse Trade in the East Asian „Mediterranean“ during the Qing Dynasty [The International Horse Economy of Iran, India and China <亚洲的经济贸易与科技交流研讨会> (Economy, Trade, and Technologies in Asia) ETTA, Second Meeting organized by the Austrian Academy of Science, Institute of Iranian Studies, Vienna, and the Department for Asian Studies, Sinology, Munich University, East Asian Maritime History Project ( Vienna, 19-20 October 2006)]

12/2006: – On the causes of a seventeenth century monetary crisis called ‚Kangxi depression‘;
(Department of Languages and Cultures of South and East Asia, Gent University, Belgium)


01/2005: – Activities of Koreans in the East Asian “Mediterranean” from c. 1400–1700 (National Folk Museum, Seoul, Korea)

– Activities of Koreans in the East Asian “Mediterranean” from c. 1400–1700 (Mokpo University, Mokpo, Korea)

02/2005: – Characteristics of Song period tomb inscriptions and their origins (Hiroshima University, Japan)

– The “Liuqiu baiwen 琉球百問” (Hundred Questions from the Liuqius; 1859) by Cao Cunxin Renbo 曹存心仁伯 (1767–1834): an example of an intercultural encounter in the field of medicine (The Tōhō gakkai 東方學會, Tōkyō, Japan)

– The Sea as a commercial contact zone (“Maritime Space” in Traditional Chinese Sources, International Conference, Munich University, Germany)

08/2005: – Sino-Ryūkyūan relations in the field of medicine at the beginning of the 19th century: Tokashiki Tsukan and Lü Fengyi (Joint paper together with Prof. Dr. Takatsu Takashi, Kagoshima University, Japan, The 11th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia 第十一届国际东亚科学史会议)

10/2005: – Europäer in chinesischen Schriften des 17.-19. Jahrhunderts (Tagung der Konferenz für Geschichtsdidaktik “Europa in historisch-didaktischen Perspektiven”, Schloß Siebeneichen, Meißen)

11/2005: – Projektevaluierung; “Die Verknüpfung zwischen den sozio-ökonomischen Entwicklungen in China und der Seeverbotspolitik zur Zeit der Ming-Dynastie”

12/2005: – “Besonderheiten der Verwaltung des Überseehandels in der ersten Hälfte der Qing-Zeit, c. 1644–1800” (Universität Tübingen; Seminar für Sinologie und Koreanistik, DFG-Forschergruppe „Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900”)


01/2004: – Discussion of Prof. S. Heilmann’s paper on “Financial developments in China” (Annual seminar of the Association of Social Chinese Studies, Bonn, Germany)

02/2004: – Materia Medica as commodities in the trade between the Persian Gulf and China (Vienna University, Institute of Iranistik, conference paper: Interaction on the Maritime Silk Route, Austria)

03/2004: – Medizin und Ethik im modernen China [Medicine and ethics in modern China] (Seminar of the Bavarian State Government, Landshut, Germany)

06/2004: – The “Liuqiu baiwen 琉球百問” (Hundred Questions from the Liuqius; 1859) by Cao Cunxin Renbo 曹存心仁伯 (1767–1834): an example of an intercultural encounter in the field of medicine (Reading lecture, Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, UK)

08/2004: – Reality & ideology in Wudai China: The tomb inscription of Wang Chuzhi 王處直 as an example (ICANAS 37, Moscow, Russia)

09/2004: – Besonderheiten der ming- und qingzeitlichen Verwaltung des Überseehandels [Characteristics of the Ming and Qing period administration of maritime trade] (Deutscher Orientalistentag, Halle, Germany)

10/2004: – The “Liuqiu baiwen”: an example for the state of medicine on the Ryūkyūs in the early 19th century (Chinese University of Hong Kong, History Department, Hong Kong)

10/2004: – Liuqiu baiwen yu Lü Fengyi de shenfen 琉球百問與呂鳳儀的身份 [The Liuqiu baiwen and the identity of Lü Fengyi] (Fuzhou Shifan daxue, Lishixi, China)

11/2004: – Agrikultur und landwirtschaftliche Entwicklungen in Ostasien, 16.-19. Jahrhundert [Agriculture and agricultural development in East Asia, 16th through 19th century] (Vienna University, Department of History, Austria)


02/2003: – Veränderungen der universitären Ausbildung im Rahmen des chinesischen Reformprogramms [Recent developments in the university education in the course of the Chinese reform programme] (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany)
– Die maritime Seidenstraße in der Zeit vom 10. bis zum 15./16. Jahrhundert [The maritime silk route in the time period from the 10th through the 15th/16th centuries] (Kulturforum im Burgkloster zu Lübeck im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe „Handel, Geld und Politik“, Germany)

03/2003: – Zusammenfassung und Diskussion aller Beiträge im Rahmen der Konferenz „Die Provinz Guangzhou in der Zeit vom Neolithikum bis zur Tang-Zeit“ [Resumée and conclusion of the conference „Guangdong Province from the neolithicum until Tang times] (Department für Asienstudien, Universität München, Germany)

04/2003: – The “Liuqiu baiwen” (Hundred Questions from the Liuqius) by Cao Cunxin (1859): an example for the intercultural encounter in the field of medicine (3rd International Symposium on Ancient Books and Records on Science and Technology, Universität Tübingen, Germany)

– The “Fujian yanhai hangwu dang’an 福建沿海航務檔案” (jiaqing 嘉慶 period, 1796-1820): an interest-ing collection of documents on shipbuilding, trade, sea transportation, and various other related matters (Workshop on Science & Technology, Universität Tübingen, Germany)

05/2003: – Die politisch-ökonomische Entwicklung Chinas unter besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner Beziehungen zum Westen in der Zeit von c. 1000-1800 [The politico-economic development of China, under particular consideration of its relations to the West] (Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, part of a lecture series on “Europe and Asia, 16.-18. Jh., Luxembourg; Blockvorlesung)

08/2003: – Die Grabinschrift des Wang Chuzhi: Krieg, Ideologie und Moral im 10. Jahrhundert [The tomb inscription of Wang Chuzhi: war, ideologiy and morality in Wudai China] (HSG, Universität Hamburg)

12/2003: – China und Zentralasien: Eine “Perilious Frontier” [China and Central Asia: a perilious frontier] (Ringvorlesung “Krieg und Akkulturation”, Historisches Seminar, Universität Wien)

– Kriege und politische Auseinandersetzungen in Nordchina, c. 9.-10. Jh., in der Darstellung von Grabinschriften [Wars and political clashes in Northern China, c. 9th-10th centuries] (Werkstattgespräch “Krieg und Akkulturation”, Historisches Seminar, Universität Wien, Austria)


02/2002: – Das chinesische Festland und Taiwan: Ein Überblick von der Song-Dynastie bis zur frühen Qing-Zeit (c. 10.-17. Jh.) [The Chinese mainland and Taiwan: a survey from Song times until the early Qing period] (Institut für Sinologie, Universität Göttingen, Germany)

03/2002: – Guanyu Songchao muzhi de tedian 關於宋朝墓誌的特點 [Characteristics of Song period tomb inscriptions] (as part of a seminar, Institute of History, Beijing University, China)

04/2002: – Zaoqi muzhiming de qiyuan 早期墓誌銘的起源 [On the origins of epitaphs] (Institute of His-tory, Nanjing University, China)

– Deguo he Oumeng dui Zhongguo de wenhua zhengzhi fangzhen er qi tedian 德國和歐盟 對中國的文化政治方針而其特點 [Germany’s and the EU’s cultural policy vis à vis China and its characteristics] (as part of a conference of the party leaders of Henan province, Zhengzhou, China)

06/2002: – Der Austausch medizinischer Produkte und medizinischer Kenntnisse zwischen China und den Ryūkyūs in der späten Ming- und der Qing-Dynastie (Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, München)

08/2002: – On the Origin and Functions of huiguan 會館 (Chinese “guilds”) in the late Ming and Qing Periods (EACS conference, Moscow, Russia)

11/2002: – Dongya “Dizhonghai”: Xianglin guojia zhijian de xin neihan 東亞“地中海”相臨國家之間的 新內含 [The East Asian Mediterranean: A new quality in the relationship of its neighbouring countries] (9th International Conference of the Society for the History of Sino-Ryūkyūan Relations, Wuyishan, China)
– Das ostchinesische Mittelmeer, ca. 1500-1850: Beziehungen und Netzwerke [The East Asian Mediterranean, c. 1500-1850: Relations and networks] (Institut für Islamwissenschaften, Universität Bochum, Germany)


05/2001: – Der Gelbe Fluß: Hochwasserschutz vor 1000 Jahren“ [The Yellow River: flood protection a thousand years ago] (Hamburger China-Gesellschaft, Hamburg, Germany)

10/2001: – Le rôle des femmes et d’enfants dans l’esclavage [Women and Children in Slavery] (Rapporteur; 3rd International Colloqium on Slavery, Avignon, France)

– On some materia medica exchanged between China and the Ryūkyū islands during the Ming and Qing periods (Fundação Oriente, Lissabon, Portugal)

11/2001: – China: Ein Emporium wirtschaftlicher Prosperität [China: an emporium of economic prosperity] (part of a lecture series, Universität Wien „1450-1620: Ein langes 16. Jahrhundert?“, History Depart-ment, Austria)

12/2001: – Leseausbildung im songzeitlichen China“ [Reading education in Song China] (DVCS-Tagung in Berlin, Germany)


04/2000: – Der Gelbe Fluß (Huanghe): Bewältigung und Verwaltung der Fluten vor 1000 Jahren [The Yellow River: management and administration of the floods a thousand years ago] (Vortrag im Rahmen des Symposiums „Die Welt im Jahre 1000“, (Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany)

05/2000: – Slaves and Forms of Slavery in Late Imperial China, 17th to early 20th century [Esclaves et formes d’esclavage dans la Chine impériale, 17ème à 20ème siècles] (Université d’Avignon, Avignon, France)

– China im Jahre 1000: Eine Zeit des ideologischen und wirtschaftlichen Umbruchs [China in the year 1000: a time of ideological and economic transformation] (Universität Kiel, part of a lecture series, ZAAS, on “Times of Historical Change”, Germany)

11/2000: – Hainans politisch-ökonomische Anbindung an das Festland [Hainan’s politico-economic attach-ment to the Chinese mainland] (Institut für Ostasienkunde, Universität München, Germany)


01/1999: – Der Überseehandel als Freiheit und Schranke der songzeitlichen Haushalts- und Finanzpolitik [Maritime trade as liberty and restriction of Song period household and finance politics] (Universität Köln, Köln, Germany)

11/1999: – Gräber der gesellschaftlichen Elite im alten China:¬ Ein Beispiel aus dem 10. Jh [Tombs of the élite in ancient China: an example from the 10th century] (Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Philosophischen Fakultät, Universität Kiel, Germany)

12/1999: – Grabinschriften im Alten China [Tombs in ancient China] (Mediävistenkreis, Kiel, Germany)


03/1998: – The Superintendency of maritime trade in the Song dynasty: local autonomy or central control? (Harvard University, Cambr., Mass., USA)

– The state of Song Studies in Europe (Annual Meeting of the AAS and the Board of Song Yuan Studies, Washington DC, USA)

04/1998: – The maritime trade of Quanzhou from the 9th to the 13th centuries (History Department and Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations, Binghamton University, SUNY, USA)

05/1998: – Liao Mosha’s literature: Was it anti-communist? (Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands)

– To the “Yellow Springs”: Changing attitudes towards death and burial from the Tang to the Song (Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands)

06/1998: – Changes in the Silk and Textile Production in Fujian, Tang through Song Dynasties (ICAS, Nord-wijkerhoudt, the Netherlands; panel organiser: The economic development of Fujian, Song through Qing dynasties)

09/1998: – Perceptions of death and burial during the Wudai period (bi-annual EACS conference, Edinburgh, UK)


03/1997: – Der klassische deutsche Idealismus (Kant, Hegel) und sein Chinabild [The classical German idealism and its image of China] (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

06/1997: – Changes in the field of silk exports along the overseas silk route, 8th to mid 11th centuries (Annual Conference of the World History Association, Pamplona, Spain)

09/1997: – The role of metals as use and exchange values in Quanzhou’s overseas trade during the Song Period (IIAS-conference, Leiden, the Netherlands)

11/1997: – Developments and characteristics of Quanzhou’s overseas¬ trade during the Song period (Museum für Völkerkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands)


02/1996: – Medizin und medizinischer Fortschritt im songzeitlichen¬ China [Medicine and medical progress in Song China] (Universität Würzburg, Germany)

09/1996: – Reflections about the textile industry around Quanzhou during the Song dynasty (bi-annual EACS-Conference, Barcelona, Spain)

– Reflections about the textile industry around Quanzhou during the Song dynasty (Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands)


03/1995: – Characteristics of Song period tomb inscriptions (Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands)


05/1993: – Besonderheiten songzeitlicher Grabinschriften [Characteristics of Song period tomb inscriptions] (Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany)


06/1992: – Guanyu Songchao muzhi de tedian 關於宋朝墓誌的特點 [On the characteristics of Song period epitaphs] (CASS, Beijing, China)