Dominic Sachsenmaier

Dominic Sachsenmaier holds a chair professorship in “Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives”. Before coming to Göttingen in 2015, he held faculty positions at Jacobs University, Duke University as well as the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his education at Freiburg University, St. Andrews University, Nanjing University and Harvard University. Sachsenmaier’s main current research interests include China’s transnational and global connections in the past and present. Furthermore, he has published in fields such as Sino-Western cultural relations, overseas Chinese communities and multiple modernities. His most recent single-authored monograph is “Global Perspectives on Global History. Theories and Approaches in a Connected World” (Cambridge UP, 2011). In addition to his academic publications, Sachsenmaier has also written for newspapers ranging from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to the Singapore Straits Times. Moreover, he has delivered a wide range of talks and keynote speeches, both in academic settings as well as at other institutions. Sachsenmaier serves on several editorial and advisory boards in Asia, Europe and the United States. He is also the elected president of the US-based Toynbee Prize Foundation. His latest publications concerning the workshop’s main topic are “Twentieth-Century China: A Global History; under contract, Cambridge University Press” or “Global Perspectives on Global History. Theories and Approaches in a Connected World” (Cambridge UP, 2011), Co-edited with Sebastian Conrad, Competing Visions of World Order. Global Moments and Movements, 1880-1935, (2007), New York: Palgrave. Paperback edition: 2012.

International Workshop: Analysing Historical Narratives

Date and Venue

7 - 9 July 2016
House for the History of the Ruhr, Institute for Social Movements, Clemensstr. 17-19, 44789 Bochum


Nicola Brauch, Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz

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