about the project

Proceeding from a broad conception of power as the heteronomous reduction of individual and collective autonomy which can be effected through military, economic, ideological, and political means, the project “Power and Strategies of Social and Political Order” will address a range of questions pertinent to the study of various Asian and Middle Eastern societies from the ancient past to the present. Additionally, it is designed to contribute to an improved historical, sociological, cultural, and anthropological understanding of the emergence, stability and transformation of political and social structures more generally. In this sense, the project promises to foster a fruitful exchange with scholars who pursue research on other than sinophone cultures and in other fields of specialization, including such disciplines as sociology, intellectual history, philosophy, archaeology, and anthropology. The project will also prove to be highly relevant to the pressing issue of understanding contemporary societies, though not from the perspective of a shallow presentism but, instead, through a methodologically and theoretically informed study of the longue durée based on a close examination of primary sources. The project is devided into three closely interconnected research panels exploring the topic from different perspectives: Foundations of Power, Representations of Power, and Structures of Power.

Events

10/05/2017

Newsletter 2015/2016

In the newly published Newsletter one can find summaries of our activities both in Taiwan and within the research platform of...

10/05/2017

Exhibition: “Photogenic Science” in Taiwan

The exhibition aims to prove that science is a journey to knowledge and broad understanding. At the same time, it wishes to show science as...

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Here you can find recent information about our project and various activities from the two regions in which we are operating.

Newsletter 2015/2016

10/05/2017 Tana Dluhosova

In the newly published Newsletter one can find summaries of our activities both in Taiwan and within the research platform of...

read more

Exhibition: “Photogenic Science” in Taiwan

10/05/2017 Tana Dluhosova

The exhibition aims to prove that science is a journey to knowledge and broad understanding. At the same time, it wishes to show science as...

read more

Workshop: Taiwan Biographical DataBase ‧ TBDB

10/05/2017 Tana Dluhosova

After a decade of rapid expansion in various fields of research in Taiwan, digital humanities methods have become an increasingly influential...

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