Prof. Dr. Dominic Sachsenmaier
Principal Investigator of the project "Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups"
Dominic Sachsenmaier holds a chair professorship in “Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives”, and he currently serves as the director of the Department for East Asian Studies at Göttingen University. Dominic Sachsenmaier’s main current research interests include China’s transnational and global connections in the past and present. Furthermore, he has published in fields such as Chinese concepts of society, the global contexts of European history and multiple modernities. For instance, he authored the monographs “Global Perspectives on Global History” (Cambridge UP, 2011), and “Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled” (Columbia UP, 2018). Dominic Sachsenmaier serves as the president of the US-based Toynbee Prize Foundation, and he is an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
“Twentieth Century China - A Global History” is a monograph under contract with Cambridge UP. The book will provide a broad historical account of Chinese history from the final years of the Qing dynasty to the present, and it will put transnational and global entanglements into the foreground. Viewing twentieth-century Chinese history from global and transnational historical angels leads to some rather unusual perspectives and narrative strategies.