You are here: Home Sub-Projects Sub-Project Schwermann

Sub-Project Schwermann

Securing governance through consent: The institutionalisation of political criticism in early China

The aim of this sub-project, which is concerned with the history of remonstrance (jiàn 諫, jiànyì 諫議) in pre-imperial and early imperial China, is threefold: Firstly, it explores whether an increasing concentration of Macht at early Chinese courts and the concomitant competitive pressure within their elites led to the development of a particular conception of Macht and Herrschaft. Secondly, it investigates the extent to which the institutionalisation of political criticism in the field of remonstrance served as a technique of governance. Thirdly, it enquires into the development of political censure, its origins, forms and conceptions and the objectives of those who articulated it.

 

Principal Investigator:

 

SchwermannProf. Dr. Christian Schwermann

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Sektion Sprache und Literatur Chinas
Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 3.11
44780 Bochum

+49-(0)234-32-29253

christian.schwermann[at]rub.de

 


Research Assistants:

 

 

BohlenFelix Bohlen, M.A.

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

+49-(0)228-7354457

felix.bohlen[at]rub.de

 

 

 

FahrDr. Paul Fahr

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

+49-(0)228-7354457

paul.fahr[at]rub.de

 

 

Document Actions