Research Profile

Julia Schneider

Biography

Since October 2019, I am a lecturer (Chinese history) at the Department for Asian Studies at UCC.
From 2014 to 2019, I was "Akademische Rätin" (more or less equivalent to assistant professor) at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen. From 2013 to 2014, I was guest professor at the Institute of Sinology at Ghent University.
I studied in Heidelberg, Berlin (HU), Vienna and at the Foreign Language University Beijing. In 2005, I received my MA in Classical Sinology and Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. In 2013, I defended my PhD dissertation about “Ethnicity and sinicization” (summa cum laude) at Ghent University and at the University of Göttingen in a joint PhD programme.
My book based on my PhD dissertation, Nation and Ethnicity (2017), won the Foundation Council Award of the University of Göttingen in 2017.  
My research areas are historiography and conceptual history, ethnography and ethnohistory in Ming, Qing, and Republican times (15th-20th cent.). In my doctoral project, I was particularly interested in certain aspects of the Chinese discourse on nationalism, its integration of concepts of ethnic identity and assimilation, and in Chinese historiographical thinking with regard to non-Chinese dynasties, empires and ethnicities (1900s-1920s). 
My postdoctoral project is about the censorship of Ming books during Qing times with regard to questions of differentiation between identities of Self and Other, dichotomies of civilization vs. barbary (Hua/Yi discourse), and the ethnification during the Ming and Qing times (15th-18th century). 

Research Interests

My research areas are historiography and conceptual history, ethnography and ethnohistory in Ming, Qing, and Republican times. In my doctoral project, I was particularly interested in certain aspects of the Chinese discourse on nationalism, its integration of concepts of ethnic identity and assimilation, and in Chinese historiographical thinking with regard to non-Chinese dynasties, empires and ethnicities (1900s-1920s). 
My postdoc project is about book censorship in Qing times with regard to questions of differentiation between identities of Self and Other, dichotomies of civilization vs. barbary (Hua/Yi discourse), and the ethnification during the Ming and Qing times (15th-18th century).

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2017)Nation and Ethnicity: Chinese Discourses on History, Historiography, and Nationalism (1900s-1920s).
Julia C. Schneider (2017) Nation and Ethnicity: Chinese Discourses on History, Historiography, and Nationalism (1900s-1920s). Leiden: Brill. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Missionizing, Civilizing, and Nationizing: Linked Concepts of Compelled Change'
Julia C. Schneider (2017) 'Missionizing, Civilizing, and Nationizing: Linked Concepts of Compelled Change' In: Cheng-tian Kuo (eds). New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [Details]
(2017)'Foreign Conquest Dynasties in Chinese Textbooks of the 1920s: The Search for a National Identity'
Julia C. Schneider (2017) 'Foreign Conquest Dynasties in Chinese Textbooks of the 1920s: The Search for a National Identity' In: Zhishi yu rentong: Xiandai xuezhe lun jiaoyu ji jiaokeshu 知識與認同:現代學者論教育與教科書 (Knowledge and identity: the scholarly discussion of education and textbooks in modernity). Hong Kong: Zhonghwa Book Company. [Details]
(2014)'Sinicization and Nativistic Movement? The Middle Jurchen Jin Period (1123–1189)'
Julia C. Schneider (2014) 'Sinicization and Nativistic Movement? The Middle Jurchen Jin Period (1123–1189)' In: Political Strategies of Identity-Building in Non-Han Empires in China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [Details]
(2014)'Early Chinese Nationalism: The Origins under Manchu Rule'
Julia C. Schneider (2014) 'Early Chinese Nationalism: The Origins under Manchu Rule' In: Interpretating China as a Regional and Global Power: Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2012)'Yòng Xià biàn Yí 用夏變夷 im Kontext von Nationalismus und Historiographie'
Julia C. Schneider (2012) 'Yòng Xià biàn Yí 用夏變夷 im Kontext von Nationalismus und Historiographie' In: Tradition? Variation? Plagiat? Motive und ihre Adaption in China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)Political Strategies of Identity-Building in Non-Han Empires in China
Julia C. Schneider and Francesca Fiaschetti (Ed.). (2014) Political Strategies of Identity-Building in Non-Han Empires in China Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'When the world shrinks: Chinese concepts of culture, identity and history in the early twentieth century'
Julia C. Schneider (2020) 'When the world shrinks: Chinese concepts of culture, identity and history in the early twentieth century'. Global Intellectual History, [Details]
(2011)'The Jin Revisited: New Assessment of Jurchen Emperors'
Julia Schneider (2011) 'The Jin Revisited: New Assessment of Jurchen Emperors'. Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2018)Manchu in Transregional History.
Julia C. Schneider and Katja Pessl (2018) Manchu in Transregional History. Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2012)Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China.
Julia Schneider, Francesca Fiaschetti and Angela Schottenhammer (2012) Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China. Journal Volume Edited [Details]
(2012)Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China.
Julia Schneider, Francesca Fiaschetti and Angela Schottenhammer (2012) Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China. Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Serial (Book, Monograph)

 YearPublication
(2020)Everyday Hybridities: Baboo Polemics in Colonial Bengal, c. 1876-1912 (preliminary title).
Paromita Das Gupta (2020) Everyday Hybridities: Baboo Polemics in Colonial Bengal, c. 1876-1912 (preliminary title). Serial (Book, Monograph) [Details]
(2020)Against Anarchy: Political Alterity in Early Modernism (preliminary title).
Cord-Christian Casper (2020) Against Anarchy: Political Alterity in Early Modernism (preliminary title). Serial (Book, Monograph) [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)Review of Changing Referents: Learning across Space and Time in China and the West. By Leigh Jenco.
Julia C. Schneider (2018) Review of Changing Referents: Learning across Space and Time in China and the West. By Leigh Jenco. Reviews [Details]
(2017)Review of Rethinking the Decline of China’s Qing Dynasty: Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century. By Daniel McMahon.
Julia C. Schneider (2017) Review of Rethinking the Decline of China’s Qing Dynasty: Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century. By Daniel McMahon. Reviews [Details]
(2016)Review of Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Individualism in Modern China: The Chenbao Fukan and the New Culture Era, 1918-1928. By Xiaoqun Xu.
Julia C. Schneider (2016) Review of Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Individualism in Modern China: The Chenbao Fukan and the New Culture Era, 1918-1928. By Xiaoqun Xu. Reviews [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2017Foundation Council Award in the category “Outstanding Publication of Young Scientists” Foundation Council, Göttingen University
2014Mentee of the support programme for female post-docs Faculty of Humanities, Göttingen University

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
German Association of Chinese Studies (DVCS) /
Centre for Theory of Culture and Society (ZTMK), University of Göttingen Elected member of the Board01-JUN-14 / 30-SEP-19
Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG) Senior member01-OCT-17 / 30-SEP-19
Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS), University of Göttingen Elected member of the Board01-DEC-14 / 30-SEP-19
Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) /
European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) /
Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2019)Paradigms of Change and Changing Paradigms in Chinese Philosophy,
Julia C. Schneider (2019) “Imperial Censorship of a Racist Discourse? The Qianlong Inquisition of Ming Books”. [Oral Presentation], Paradigms of Change and Changing Paradigms in Chinese Philosophy, 3rd Conference of the European Association of Chinese Philosophy, Gent . [Details]
(2018)The Relationship between the First Great War and China’s New Cultural Movement,
Julia C. Schneider (2018) “New history: the search for a Chinese national identity in the 1920s”. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Relationship between the First Great War and China’s New Cultural Movement, Shanghai University . [Details]
(2018)Visualising Asia: Deciphering 'Otherness' in Visual and Material Cultures,
Julia C. Schneider (2018) “An anti-racist campaign? Censorship in seventeenth century China”. [Oral Presentation], Visualising Asia: Deciphering 'Otherness' in Visual and Material Cultures, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London . [Details]
(2017)Conceptions of the World in Twentieth-Century Chinese Historiography,
Julia C. Schneider (2017) “Writing a general history of China (Zhongguo tongshi): thinking about ethnicity in early nationalist historiography”. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conceptions of the World in Twentieth-Century Chinese Historiography, Global and Transregional Studies Platform Göttingen, Göttingen University . [Details]
(2017)Anthony D. Smith & the Future of Nationalism: Ethnicity, Religion and Culture (27th ASEN annual conference),
Julia C. Schneider (2017) “Merging the civic with the ethnic nation: pre-modern and modern images of Chinese identity”. [Oral Presentation], Anthony D. Smith & the Future of Nationalism: Ethnicity, Religion and Culture (27th ASEN annual conference), Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), London School of Economics (LSE) . [Details]
(2016)New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies,
Julia C. Schneider (2016) “Sinicization as national mission: political strategy and historiographical theory”. [Invited Oral Presentation], New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Temporal committee “Structure”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2018 / 2019
Temporal committee “Promotion of civil servants”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2016 / 2018
Appointment Committee for the Chair of Iranian Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2016
Temporal committee “Career paths into academia”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2016
Temporal committee “Plan for equal opportunities”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2015
Faculty Board, Faculty Board, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2019

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-OCT-19 /
University of Göttingen Akademische Rätin (assistant professor)01-FEB-14 / 30-SEP-19
Ghent University Doctoral candidate01-MAY-09 / 30-APR-13
Ghent University Guest professor01-OCT-13 / 31-JAN-14

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005University of Heidelberg Magistra artiumTitle of master thesis: “A Critique of the Sinicization Concept: A Case Study of the three Jin Emperors Hela, Digunai and Wulu (1135-1189)” (in German)
2013Ghent University and University of Göttingen (Cotutelle) PhDTitle of dissertation thesis: “Ethnicity and Sinicization: The Theory of Assimilative Power in the Making of the Chinese Nation-State (1900s-1920s)”

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Chinese history, nationalism, ethnicity
empire studies, global history
Eurasian history

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