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Conference Program

Sunday, January 8, 2012

13:00   Hotel Check-In & Registration


Monday, January 9, 2012

08:30-09:00   Conference registration

09:00-09:20   Opening and welcome remarks by Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik: 100 years in search of a new political and economic system for China: some preliminary reflections on creating myths for Xinhai Revolution

Panel 1 The historical significance of the Xinhai Revolution

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna

Chair: Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik

09:25-09:45   Yuan Weishi: Achievements and damages caused by the Xinhai Revolution

09:50-10:10   Xu Jilin: Why authority was replaced by power: Wrong paths in the transformation of the political system before and after the Xinhai Revolution period


10:10-10:25   Coffee Break


10:25-10:45   Wang Xianming: From unrest to tradition – the Xinhai Revolution and the epochal turning point in the discourse on “revolution”


10:45-12:00   Discussion


12:00-13:30   Lunch


13:30-13:50   Flemming Christiansen: The 1911 Revolution and the Issue of “Second Modernity”: Implications for Globalization Theory 100 Years on


Panel 2 Different evaluations of the Xinhai Revolution

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Chair: Axel Schneider

14:00-14:20   Sang Bing: Knowledge and System Transformation and its Relation to the Xinhai Revolution

14:25-14:45   Kubo Toru: Simpathy and Antipathy: the Xinhai revolution seen from the Meiji Japan

14:50-15:10   Jens Damm: The Contemporary Political and Public Discourse on the Xinhai Revolution in Taiwan


15:10-15:30   Coffee Break


15:30-15:50   Astrid Lipinsky: The Xinhai Revolution in Taiwan: On the sustainability of artificially institutionalized history

15:55-16:15   Lei Yi: Xinhai: The revolution caused by the Qing court


16:15-16:30   Coffee Break


16:30-17:45   Discussion


Keynote Lecture

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

17:45-18:45   Frank Dikötter: The Rise and Fall (and Great Muddle) of Political Openness in China since 1911 


18:45-19:45   Dinner


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Panel 3 China’s political system in the last 100 years

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna

Chair: Agnes Schick-Chen

09:00-09:20   Yang Tianshi: Sun Yat-sen’s decision on the form of society and China’s development path in the last 100 years

09:25-09:45   Wu Guoguang: From Prosperity to Revolution: The Political Economy of China in a Macro-Historical Perspective, 1911-2011

09:50-10:10   Xia Baige: Looking at the Preamble of the Constitution to decipher China’s tortuous path to Constitutional Government in the last 100 years


10:10-10:25   Coffee Break


10:25-10:45   Zhang Qianfan: The Development Path of China’s Constitutional Government in recent years

10:50-11:10   He Weifang: The indroduction of the separation of powers and judicial independence in China during the late Qing and early Republican periods

11:10-11:30   Coffee Break


11:30-12:45   Discussion 


13:00-14:00   Lunch 


Panel 4 The political system in Republican China

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Chair: Flemming Christiansen

14:00-14:20   Peter Zarrow: Revolutionary Organization and State-building: “Popular Sovereignty” in Sunism and Maoism

14:25-14:45   Xu Yong: The Soldiers Council and the Mutation of Politics in the early days of the Chinese Republic

14:50-15:10   Zhang Jing: The Mass Line – The Chinese Communist Party’s Experiment of Ruling in the Border Areas


15:10-15:25   Coffee Break


Panel 5 Discussion on political theory

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna

Chair: Peter Zarrow

15:25-15:45   Wu Zhe: Facing the Han-dominated Republic of China – The Dilemma and Choices of Ethnic Minorities

15:50-16:10   Ko Shih-Ming: Controversy and enlightenment: The “New Three Principles” against the background of the historical relationship between the KMT and the CCP

16:15-16:35   Axel Schneider: Why revolution is bad: critique of progress around 1911

16:40-17:00   Shih Chia-Yin: Ideology and Revolution: A Comparison of the Standpoints of the KMT and the CCP

17:05-17:25   Zhao Jinkang: Comparing the National Party Congress of the KMT and the CCP


17:25-17:45   Coffee Break


17:45-19:00   Discussion


19:00-20:00   Dinner


Keynote lecture

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

20:30-21:15   Shen Zhihua: The Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957 – Rethinking this particular incident against the background of the Xinhai Revolution


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Panel 6 China and the World

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Chair: Frank Dikötter

09:00-09:20   Zhu Jiaming: 100 years of Sino-Western interaction

09:25-09:45   Bae Kyuonghan: Sun Yatsen’s Conception of Pan-Asianism and Korea – The usefulness of the “perspective from the periphery”

09:50-10:10   Wu Lin-Chun: American Big Business and the Internationalization of China before and after World War I


10:10-10:30   Coffee Break


10:30-10:50   Shen Zhihua: A choice that was no choice: The tortuous path to the establishment of the Sino-Soviet Alliance (1944-1950)

10:55-11:15   Tang Chi-Hua: The elevation of China to a position of equality: to revise or abolish the unequal treaties

11:20-11:40   Felix Wemheuer: Great Leaps and Famines: Comparing the Soviet and the Chinese Cases


11:40-11:55   Coffee Break


11:55-13:10   Discussion


13:15-14:15   Lunch


Parallel Panels 7.1 & 7.2 100 years of economic transformation

Panel 7.1 

Location Seminar Room "Sigmund Freud", Hotel Rathauspark, Rathausstraße 17, 1010 Vienna

Chair: Zhu Jiaming

14:30-14:50   Hsu Chen-Kuo: The Experiences in Economic and Political Development of the Nationalist Government in Mainland China: A Modern Sovereign State

14:55-15:15   Lin Ching-Yuan: The Status and Significance of Taiwanese Experiences in Economic Development in the 100-year-long History of Republican China


15:15-15:30   Coffee Break


15:30-15:50   Wei Sen: Some fundamental problems of economic and social transformation

15:55-16:15   Wu Jingping: The Modern Transformation of China’s Financial System since the Xinhai Revolution


16:15-17:30   Discussion


Panel 7.2 

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Chair: Benjamin Steuer

14:30-14:50   Zhu Ying: Revolution and Counter-Revolution: The Conflict about the Existence of the Chamber of Commerce in the 1920s

14:55-15:15   Cheng Hwei-Shing: Noble House Capital and State Enterprises


15:15-15:30   Coffee Break


15:30-15:50   Liu Hong: The 1980s: A comparison of the two different transformation processes in Taiwan and Mainland China

15:55-16:15   Xu Jiajun & Liu Suyu: The Interactive Relationship between the Reform of China’s Banking System and International Financial Regulations: A Historical Perspective


16:15-17:30   Discussion


19:00-21:00   Dinner


Thursday, Januar 12, 2012

Panel 8 Culture and Intellectuals

Location: Senatssaal, University of Vienna

Chair: Felix Wemheuer

09:00-09:20   Helmut Opletal: Concepts of political reforms and liberalization in the un-official grass-root Democracy Movements of the 1970s and 1980s in mainland China

09:25-09:45   Fu Guoyong: Tortuous Path Choices of Chinese Intellectuals in the last 100 years

09:50-10:10   Monika Lehner: Hidden Grammars of Discourse


10:10-10:25   Coffee Break


10:25-10:45   Yao Zhongqiu: Revolution and the “Tao”: The Revival of Confucianism in the Century of Revolutions

10:50-11:10   Lena Springer: Newly defined experts of Chinese health care: a field of contestation before and after the Xinhai Revolution


11:10-11:25   Coffee Break


11:25-12:40   Discussion


12:40-13:30   Concluding Remarks by Zhu Jiaming


13:30-15:00   Lunch



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