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The Joint Center promotes academic exchange and dialogue between Chinese and German researchers, in particular through a fellowship program. Outstanding Chinese academics are given the opportunity to participate in the projects of the Joint Center during a Visiting Fellowship of up to several months at one of the involved universities in Germany. Scholars from various disciplines in Germany can also receive Research Fellowships for field or archival research in China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan as well as research stays at the aforementioned network locations.

The current calls for application are published here on the website as well as being sent out via our newsletter. For further information and questions, please contact our office: office[at]worldmaking-china.org.

The continuation of the Fellow Program beyond 2023 is currently in the planning and approval phase. Updates will be posted here and in the newsletter.

Call for Applications - Fellowship Program

The Center is looking for applications for fellowships by scholars whose research may contribute to one of the following projects:

A Translingual Conceptual History of Chinese Worlds

How is the future consciously and unconsciously created and transformed using certain terms and concepts? The creation of worlds through concepts is at the center of this project.

Social Worlds: China's Cities as Spaces of Worldmaking

The project "Social Worlds: China's cities as Spaces of Worldmaking" addresses the question how social worlds are generated, transformed, or marginalized in China’s cities under conditions of rapid social change, advancing urbanization and globalization.

Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups

How did global transformations or global moments impact visions of world order in different parts of the world? This subproject will explore the transformation of conceptions of world order between the late nineteenth century and the present.

Epochal Life Worlds: Man, Nature and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Change

Catastrophes and moments of crisis can bring about long-term, epochal changes in life worlds. The project investigates different narratives of world that emerge in such periods of upheaval.