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Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier Lectures in GHC

By Catherine Lee

Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier, Professor of Jacobs University, gives a lecture to students of History Department of CNU on April 25th, 2012 at the invitation of Global History Center (GHC) of Capital Normal University.
His topic is Paths to Global History ???CAssessing Research in the United States, Germany, and China. Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier at first talks about the major themes in global history research, covering history of health and environment; maritime history; history of international organizations; culture history; economic history; social history; and globalizing national history. And then he points out that one of the communication obstacles among world history historians is the knowledge hierarchy. He also talks about the changes of global history research happed in china, America and Germany over the past several decades. There is a clear tendency that the historians pay more and more attention to global history research as the modernization and globalization go.
Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier gives concrete examples of ethnic percentages of enrolled students in Duke University and UC Berkeley, and also analyses the percentages of all kinds of regional history courses and teachers in these three countries. He holds that, the history teachers in USA are the most diversified among the three countries, which is influenced by the diverse society. He suggests the global history will enjoy a steady development based on the cooperation system among world historians, including cross-discipline cooperation and cross-national cooperation.
Dominic Sachsenmaier??s main current research interests are Chinese and Western approaches to global history as well as the impact of World War I on political and intellectual cultures in China and other parts of the world. Furthermore he has published in fields such as 17th-century Sino-Western cultural relations, overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, and multiple modernities. Sachsenmaier is the co-convenor of a Sawyer seminar series (sponsored by the Mellon Foundation) on ??Environment and Health in China and India??.
The visit and lectures by Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier broaden the vision of students of History Department and arose their interests in research of global history.

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Awards, Honors and Distinctions of Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier:

Mercator Distinguished Professorship, Humboldt University,
German National Research Foundation (DFG),

Full Fellowship,
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Constance/Germany,

Humboldt-Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, FU Berlin,
Humboldt Foundation,

Andrew Mellon Assistant Professor,

2007/07/01 – 2008/06/30

Visiting Professor,
Erasmus Mundus Global Studies, Europe,
2007/05 – 2007/08

Outstanding Faculty Member Award,
UC Santa Barbara Residence Hall Association,
November, 2005

President’s Fellow,
Berlin Social Science Research Center,
May – September 2004

Junior Faculty Incentive Award (for extramural funding),
UC Santa Barbara,
February, 2004

Aspen scholarship for seminar on East Asia,
Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO,
August, 2002

Post-doctoral Scholar,
German National Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft),

photographs by Chen Rui