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East Asian art

(4,048 words)

Author(s): Chang, Sheng-Ching | Mittag, Achim | Trede, Melanie | Jungmann, Burglind | Wahlen, Kyu-Hee
1. Introduction Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, Korean ceramics - the influences of East Asian motifs, forms of artistic expression, uses of material, and ornamentation on the development of European art in the early modern period were many and varied, and often powerfully inspiring (Chinoiserie). However, the impact of European works on the arts in China, Japan, and Korea is less well-known.The most visible manifestation of European art in East Asia was in architecture. Striking examples of Jesuit sacred architecture included the Church of St.…
Date: 2019-10-14

Historical traditions beyond Europe

(7,316 words)

Author(s): Rinke, Stefan | Mittag, Achim | Berkemer, Georg | Sievert, Henning | Nolte, Hans-Heinrich | Et al.
1. Introduction The understanding of history and the resultant historiography depend for the most part on a European self-image that was concerned to impose a certain interpretation and order on the past in accordance with European norms and categories (Eurocentrism).Outside Europe, however, such concerns had no part to play for much of the early modern period. Rather, many different views of history held sway, distinct not only from the European, but also from each other. Although European techniques and conventions were certainly a…
Date: 2019-10-14

Knowledge systems beyond Europe

(14,466 words)

Author(s): König, Hans-Joachim | Reichmuth, Stefan | Raina, Dhruv | Mittag, Achim | Mathias, Regine
1. Introduction The beginnings of a project to “conquer nature” that became apparent in European science and technology from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the sense of superiority this engendered, distorted views of the accomplishments of non-European civilizations (World perception) [2. 81 ff.]. This was particularly true of perceptions of and attitudes towards the countries of Asia and the “Orient” as a whole (Orientalism). During the 16th and 17th centuries, this region of the world had found its way to an albeit volatil…
Date: 2019-10-14

Stadt, global

(7,088 words)

Author(s): Rinke, Stefan | Nolte, Hans-Heinrich | Reichmuth, Stefan | Mittag, Achim | Mathias, Regine | Et al.
1. EinleitungWenn es sich trotz der langen Forschungstraditionen seit Max Weber und Georg Simmel schwierig gestaltet, einheitliche Kriterien für die Definition dessen zu finden, was in Europa als Stadt gelten soll, so ist dies angesichts der Vielfalt der Erscheinungsformen in den nichteurop. Weltregionen schlicht unmöglich [2]. Allerdings ist es sinnvoll, Jürgen Osterhammels Minimaldefinition zu folgen: »Eine ›S.‹ ist eine Weise, Raum gesellschaftlich zu organisieren« [3. 355].In fast allen Weltregionen bildeten sich lange vor dem Kulturkontakt mit den Europä…
Date: 2019-11-19
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