Joachim Kurtz#


Joachim Kurtz
Email:kurtz 'at' asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Membership Number:5033
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:jkurtz
Elected:2019
Homepage: https://www.zo.uni-heidelberg.de/sinologie/institute/staff/kurtz



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 - present Full Professor (W3) of Intellectual History and Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University
  • 2009 Director, Independent Research Group “Standards of Validity in Late Imperial Chinese Discourses,” Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2009 - 2010 Associate Professor of Chinese, Emory University (on leave)
  • 2003 - 2008 Assistant Professor of Chinese, Emory University
  • 2002 - 2003 Member, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 2000 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 1997 - 2000 Research Fellow, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Intellectual history of late Imperial China
  • Scientific and cultural exchanges between Europe, China and Japan
  • Chinese political thought, philosophy and logic
  • Book history
  • Translation studies

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Corresponding Member, Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg
  • 2014 Visiting Scholar, Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • 2013 Visiting Scholar, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • 2009 Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities, Emory University
  • 2007 Visiting Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2007 Outstanding Faculty Distinction Award, Institute for Comparative and International Studies, Emory University
  • 2004 Professeur invité, Centre d’Études sur la Chine Moderne et Contemporaine, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
  • 2002 - 2003 Membership and Fellowship Grant, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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