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Sub-Project Kauz

Reception of delegations as an instrument of legitimisation and expression of Herrschaft

This sub-project shall analyse the functions of the so-called ‘tribute system’ concerning legitimation and safe-guarding of Herrschaft in late imperial China. The hypothesis will be tested if the pattern of inner-Chinese interactions established in pre-imperial China served also as a matrix for relations with cultures outside or at the borders of China.


Principal Investigator:


KauzProf. Dr. Ralph Kauz

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
Abteilung für Sinologie
Brühler Str. 7
53119 Bonn




Research Assistant:


KasprowskiMarian Kasprowski, M.A.

Sonderforschungsbereich 1167 "Macht und Herrschaft"
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Poppelsdorfer Allee 24
53115 Bonn






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