Research Profile

Julia Schneider

Biography

I joined the Department of Asian Studies at UCC as a Lecturer for China and Chinese history in 2019. Before that, I was Akademische Rätin (similar to Assistant Professor) at the Department of East Asian Studies at University of Göttingen (2014-2019), and Guest Professor at the Institute for Sinology at Ghent University (2013-2014).
I hold a joint PhD in Sinology from Ghent and Göttingen Universities and an MA in Classical Sinology from Heidelberg University. My PhD dissertation about “Ethnicity and Sinicization” was awarded summa cum laude. My book Nation and Ethnicity, published in 2017 by Brill, won the Foundation Council Award of the University of Göttingen.

I am currently co-supervising two PhD candidates, one at UCC and one at the University of Vienna.
LIU Shuai has begun her research project recently in summer 2022 and is co-supervised by Dr. Helena Buffery (UCC). Shuai focuses on "The Translation, Dissemination, and Influence of Late Qing Prose in the Anglophone World".
Sabine Hinrichs' project title is "From 'Outside of Civilization' to Becoming Part of the Nation? The Mongol Yuan Dynasty in Republican Era Chinese Historiography (1900-1949)". Sabine began her PhD in 2021 and is co-supervised by Prof. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (University of Vienna).

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD under my supervision, please contact me. I am always interested in PhD projects in my field of research, Chinese history of Ming, Qing, and Republican times with a special focus on conceptual history.

















Research Interests

My research areas are historiography and conceptual history, ethnography and ethnohistory in Ming, Qing, and Republican times. Currently, I am researching into book censorship 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 processes during the Ming and Qing times (15th-18th century).
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). 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Ruling Elites & Ruled Elites in Eurasian Expanding EmpiresEnterprise Irl08-JUN-2207-JUN-23€13,788.00

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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2023)'Curing the Vices of Gambling: Bilingual Manchu-Chinese Textbooks for Banner Education'
Katja Pessl and Julia C. Schneider (2023) 'Curing the Vices of Gambling: Bilingual Manchu-Chinese Textbooks for Banner Education'. Saksaha: A Journal of Manchu Studies, [Details]
(2022)'Non-Chinese Peoples in Chinese Republican Historiography: Beasts, Non-historic Peoples, Homines Sacri'
Julia C. Schneider (2022) 'Non-Chinese Peoples in Chinese Republican Historiography: Beasts, Non-historic Peoples, Homines Sacri'. Journal of Asian History, [Details]
(2022)'When the world shrinks: Chinese concepts of culture, identity and history in the early twentieth century'
Julia C. Schneider (2022) 'When the world shrinks: Chinese concepts of culture, identity and history in the early twentieth century'. Global Intellectual History, [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'A Non-Western Colonial Power? The Qing Empire in Postcolonial Discourse'
Julia C. Schneider (2020) 'A Non-Western Colonial Power? The Qing Empire in Postcolonial Discourse'. Journal of Asian History, 54 (2):311-340 [DOI] [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, 41 :343-404 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2023)'Postcolonial theory in East Asian studies: The case of the Qing empire'
Julia C. Schneider (2023) 'Postcolonial theory in East Asian studies: The case of the Qing empire' In: Transnational East Asian Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
(2023)'Chinese Nationalism in Late Qing Times: How to (Not) Change a Multi-ethnic Empire into a Homogenous Nation-state'
Julia C. Schneider (2023) 'Chinese Nationalism in Late Qing Times: How to (Not) Change a Multi-ethnic Empire into a Homogenous Nation-state' In: Zhouxiang Lü (eds). Routledge Handbook of Nationalism In Asia. London: Routledge. [Details]
(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: Lee Fan 李帆, Hon Tze-ki 韓子奇, and Au Chi Kin 區志堅 (eds). 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)'Early Chinese Nationalism: The Origins under Manchu Rule'
Julia C. Schneider (2014) 'Early Chinese Nationalism: The Origins under Manchu Rule' In: Bart Dessein (eds). Interpretating China as a Regional and Global Power: Nationalism and Historical Consciousness in World Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [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: Francesca Fiaschetti and Julia Schneider (eds). Political Strategies of Identity-Building in Non-Han Empires in China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [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: Lena Henningsen and Martin Hofmann (eds). Tradition? Variation? Plagiat? Motive und ihre Adaption in China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2023)Transnational East Asian Studies
Kevin N. Cawley and Julia C. Schneider (Ed.). (2023) Transnational East Asian Studies Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
(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]

Journal Volume Edited

 YearPublication
(2020)Irish Journal of Asian Studies. Special Issue Chinese Borders: Transcultural and Historical Perspectives.
Julia C. Schneider (2020) Irish Journal of Asian Studies. Special Issue Chinese Borders: Transcultural and Historical Perspectives. Journal Volume Edited   [Details]
(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]

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]

Review Articles

 YearPublication
(2022)Keine innere Angelegenheit: Zeugenaussagen über Chinas Unterdrückungspolitik gegen Uiguren und Kasachen in Xinjiang, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 5.4.2022, Politik, p. 6.
Julia C. Schneider (2022) Keine innere Angelegenheit: Zeugenaussagen über Chinas Unterdrückungspolitik gegen Uiguren und Kasachen in Xinjiang, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 5.4.2022, Politik, p. 6. Review Articles [Details]
(2021)Unermüdlich für Tibet: Eine Biographie über den Dalai Lama und den Konflikt mit China, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 31.8.2021, Politik, p. 6.
Julia C. Schneider (2021) Unermüdlich für Tibet: Eine Biographie über den Dalai Lama und den Konflikt mit China, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 31.8.2021, Politik, p. 6. Review Articles [Details]
(2020)Muttersprache verboten: Ein Erfahrungsbericht über die Behandlung von Minderheiten in der chinesischen Provinz Xinjiang, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 25.8.2020, Politik, p. 6.
Julia C. Schneider (2020) Muttersprache verboten: Ein Erfahrungsbericht über die Behandlung von Minderheiten in der chinesischen Provinz Xinjiang, in: Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, 25.8.2020, Politik, p. 6. Review Articles [Details]

Congresses

 YearPublication
(2018)Introduction: Manchu in Transregional History: Diplomacy, Biographies, Textbooks.
Julia C. Schneider and Katja Pessl (2018) Introduction: Manchu in Transregional History: Diplomacy, Biographies, Textbooks. Congresses [Details]
(2011)Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China, Workshop Report.
Julia Schneider and Francesca Fiaschetti (2011) Ethnicity and Sinicization Reconsidered: Workshop on Non-Han Empires in China, Workshop Report. Congresses [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2019Scholarship to finish the habilitation or “second book” University of Göttingen, Faculty of Humanities
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
Association of Asian Studies (AAS) member/
Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) /
Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) /
European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) /
German Association of Chinese Studies (DVCS) /
Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG) Senior member01-OCT-17 / 30-SEP-19
Centre for Theory of Culture and Society (ZTMK), University of Göttingen Elected member of the Board01-JUN-14 / 30-SEP-19
Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS), University of Göttingen Elected member of the Board01-DEC-14 / 30-SEP-19

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)The Other in Chinese History and Thought: Territory, Race, Culture, Philosophy, Religion,
Julia C. Schneider (2021) “Changing the Discourse on Self and Other: The Qianlong Censorship (1772–1788) of Ming Books”. [Oral Presentation], The Other in Chinese History and Thought: Territory, Race, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Ghent University , 15-NOV-21 - 16-NOV-21. [Details]
(2021)BIAPT Political Thought Virtual Conference,
Julia C. Schneider (2021) The Concept of Civilisation in Qing Censorship: The Qianlong Book Inquisition (1772–1788). [Oral Presentation], BIAPT Political Thought Virtual Conference, Online . [Details]
(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
Academic Council non-professorial member2021 / 2024
Faculty Board, Faculty Board, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2019
Temporal committee “Plan for equal opportunities”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2015
Temporal committee “Structure”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2018 / 2019
Temporal committee “Career paths into academia”, Faculty of Humanities, University of Göttingen Elected member2015 / 2016
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

Employment

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

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
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)” (summa cum laude)
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)” (grade: very good)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Asian Studies Co-Editor-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

The topics I have taught on include 
- Chinese history, nationalism, ethnicity
- empire studies, global history,
- colonial history, postcolonial theory
- Eurasian history

Full modules I have taught at UCC since 2019: 
CH1000 "An Introduction to Chinese Culture and Society" (undergraduate)
CH1100 "Chinese Culture and Society - Level" (undergraduate)
CH2009 "A Continuous Revolution - China in the 20th Century" (repl. by CH2010) (undergraduate)
CH2010 "Wars and Revolutions - China in the 19th and 20th Century" (undergraduate and postgraduate)
CH2020 "State-Society Relations and Economic Reform in China" (undergraduate)
CH3304 "Ethnicity, Class and Gender in China" (undergraduate)
CH6334 "Ethnicity, Class and Gender in China" (postgraduate)
CH6308 "Postgraduate Research Skills" (postgraduate)

I have also taught one or more lectures on other modules:
AS1001 "Introduction to Modern Asia" (undergraduate)
LL2108: "Crossing Borders: Cultures and Societies" (undergraduate)
RG6061: "Indigenous Worldviews and Minority Religions" (postgraduate)





















Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2022G. Taylor UCCMaster of ArtsIndigenous Languages Revitalisation Efforts in Taiwan: The Effects of Culture on Language Revitalisation Efforts; A Comparative Case Study of New Caledonia and New Zealand
2022T. Brandenburg UCCMaster of ArtsTikTok: A Modern Powerful Tool
2021E. Wall NUI (UCC)MASTER OF ARTSShengnü: Why “leftover women” face discrimination within Chinese society
2021X. Han NUI (UCC)MASTER OF ARTSA Comparative Analysis of idiom translation in Hong Lou Meng
2020S. Wu University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSDocumentary Text Translation from The Perspective of Functional Equivalence Theory: A Case Study of Emma Adams’s Unbreakable Threads: The true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
2020Y. Lian University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSCommentary on the Contemporary Scientific and Technical English-Chinese Translation of Once Upon an Algorithm (How Stories Explain Computing) by Martin Erwig
2020W. Li University College CorkMASTER OF ARTSCommentary on the English-Chinese translation of First Term at Malory Towers
2019Y. Stille University of GottingenMASTER OF ARTSUsing the Theory of Internal Colonialism to Analyse the Case of Yunnan
2018J. Zhao University of GottingenMASTER OF ARTSThe southward expansion of the Qing Empire: A case study of governance in Guizhou and Taiwan (17th and 18th centuries)
2018B. Braunschweig University of GottingenMASTER OF ARTSWhat influence did political measures have on the independence movement of the Uyghurs?
2017W. Yang University of GottingenMASTER OF ARTSInfluence of Institutionalization on Chinese Policy-making and Authoritarian Resilience: A Case Study of the One-child Policy
2016T. Odom University of GottingenMASTER OF ARTSWhose interest is public? Ordre Public and the good morals in Chinese contract law

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External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Lena Henningsen Freiburg UniversityGERMANY
Bart Dessein (UGent), Leigh Jenco (LSE) and Ady van den Stock (UGent) Ghent University and LSEBELGIUM
Katja Pessl Centre for Modern East Asian StudiesGERMANY

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