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Dr. Dimitri Drettas

  • Job title: Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"
  • Organization: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Working group: Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-64373
  • Email: dimitri.drettas@fau.de

Teaching:

  • Module 1: “Decision-Making Across Cultures (Tutorial)”. Winter semester 2017-2018.
  • “Introduction to the History of Pre-Modern China”. Summer semester 2018 (forthcoming).
  • “Foreknowledge and Decision-Making in Traditional Chinese Culture”. Summer semester 2018 (forthcoming).

Research Interests:

  • Chinese Intellectual History
  • Material Philology and Chinese Manuscript Studies
  • Oneiromancy and Dream Theories
  • Divination and Magical Medicine; “Recipes and Techniques” (方術).
  • Household Encyclopedias (日用類書) under the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.
  • Comparative History of Modern and Contemporary Sinological Traditions.

Qualifications:

Qualified for the function of Maître de conférences, section 15 of the French National Council of Universities (CNU).

Degrees:

2007: PhD in Chinese Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris). Summa cum laude (“Mention: Très Honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité”). Advisor: Prof. Marc Kalinowski. Title of dissertation: Le rêve mis en ordre. Les traités onirologiques des Ming à l’épreuve des traditions divinatoire, médicale et religieuse du rêve en Chine [The Ordered Dream. Ming Dynasty Oneirological Treatises in Light of Dream Traditions in Chinese Divination, Medicine and Religion].

2001: Master of Advanced Studies in East Asian Humanities (DEA “Asie orientale et Sciences humaines”), Paris Diderot University.

2000: MA in Chinese Studies, Paris Diderot University.

1998: BA in Philosophy, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1).

1997: BA in Chinese Studies, Paris Diderot University (Paris 7).

Selected Publications

Book Chapters:

2014: Three chapters in Jean-Pierre Drège (ed.), La fabrique du lisible  La mise en texte des manuscrits de la Chine ancienne et médiévale [Manufacturing the Readable. The Textual Layout of Ancient and Medieval Chinese Manuscripts], Paris: Collège de France:

  • “ Le Livre des Mutations”, pp. 9-14;
  • “ Les recensions manuscrites du Laozi”, pp. 85-92;
  • “ Deux types de manuscrits mantiques”, pp. 123-128.

2003: “Oniromancie”, in Marc KALINOWSKI (ed.), Divination et société dans la Chine médiévale  Étude des manuscrits de Dunhuang de la Bibliothèque nationale de France et de la British Library, Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, pp. 369-404 (with J.-P. DRÈGE).

Reviews:

2018: Stephen L. Field, The Duke of Zhou Changes. A Study and Annotated Translation of the Zhouyi 周易 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, xxii+281 pp., 2015), Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient [forthcoming].

2016: Edward L. Shaughnessy, Unearthing the Changes. Recently Discovered Manuscripts of the Yi Jing (I Ching) and Related Texts (New York: Columbia University Press, xxii+355 pp., 2014), Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 79/2 (June 2016), pp. 451-453.

2011: Wandering Spirits. Chen Shiyuan’s Encyclopedia of Dreams, translated with an Introduction by Richard E. STRASSBERG (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008, xvi + 289 pp.), T’oung Pao 96 (2010), fasc. 4-5, pp. 565-570.

2002: LIU Wenying 劉文英, Meng de mixin yu meng de tansuo 夢的迷信與夢的探索 (Beijing, Zhongguo shehui kexue chubanshe, 2000, 371 p.), Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient, 88, 2001, pp. 444-445.

Feature Article:

2016: “Fact-Checking Against Diluted Knowledge – Setting the Record Straight on Séraphin Couvreur and the EFEO Romanization System”, Sinology News 稷風 [newsletter of the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, HKBU], Issue 2 第二期, Summer 夏 2016, pp. 39-41.

In preparation:

––  Le rêve mis en ordre – Les traités onirologiques des Ming à l’épreuve des traditions divinatoire, médicale et religieuse du rêve en Chine. Revised and updated edition of doctoral dissertation.

––  Wang Chong, Wang Fu, Écrits sur le rêve Images oniriques et divination, Paris: Les Belles Lettres. Annotated translation of Wang Chong (王充, 27-97? CE) and Wang Fu’s (王符, c. 83-170) writings on dreaming and dream divination. To be published in the “Bibliothèque chinoise” 漢文法譯書庫 series (under contract).

––  “L’esprit qui prend forme – La naturalisation du rêve dans l’oniromancie chinoise traditionnelle”. Article for Extrême-Orient, Extrême-Occident 遠東遠西 (Presses Universitaires de Vincennes).

Dr. Martina Gottwald-Belinic

  • Job title: Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"
  • Working group: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 64370
  • Email: martina.gottwald-belinic@fau.de

Ms. Gottwald-Belinic holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Her research focuses on how new digital technologies can be applied and absorbed by economies with an emphasis on contemporary China. Her main field is organized around the influence of new trends, assessing the impact of these trends on future labour productivity development, urbanization, social values and lifestyles. Ms. Gottwald-Belinic holds diverse academic seminars with a focus on transition development in East Asia, especially on the remarkably successful development of the so-called “Chinese Model” of economic transition. Her current research relates to the structural transformation and role of Chinese economic and institutional activities in Central and Eastern European States (CEES). This research is being carried out with special focus on the perception, influence, and interaction of Chinese investment activities labelled as “soft financing” strategies, as well as on the importance of the integrated and homogeneous approaches of all EU members towards their relationships with China.

Module 3: “Economic Transition in China” Winter Semester 2019/2020 (Module 5 in WS 2018/2019)

Module 5: Economics I “Decision-Making in Managerial Economics” Winter Semester 2019/2020

Module 4: Behavioural Economics “Behavioural Game Theory” Summer Semester 2019

Module 1: Topics of Decision Making: “Introduction into Game Theory” Winter Semester 2018/ 2019

          Productivity Components and Economic Growth in China

          Innovation driven Development in China

          Economic absorption of new technology trends driven through digitalization and computerization in China

          Labor productivity and future of work force in China

          Influence of social medias on „decision –making“ process in Chinese society

Education:

Phd  in Economics;  Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China 2017

MBA Exchange, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2007

MBA International business, GSO Management Institute, Nuremberg, Germany, 2006

MBA Exchange, Barry University Miami, Florida, USA, 2005

M.A. Economics, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Business Economies, Croatia, 1998

Dissertation: “Understanding Total Factor Productivity Drivers, Productivity Components and Economic Growth in China”

 

Professional Experience:

Research Fellow, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Elite-Masterstudiengang, Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures, 2018- Present

Manager, Accenture, Munich, Germany, 2008-2017 

Associate Partner, Dragonfly Group, Chengdu, China, 2013- Present

Senior Group Controller, Telekom Austria Group, Vienna, Austria, 2000-2008

Refereed Publications and Academic Presentations:

Impact of Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” strategy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), institutional influence on social interaction goes beyond economic activities, Book of abstracts of FEB Zagreb 10 th International Odyssey Conference on Economics and Business, June 2019

The role of political, cultural and academic institutions in knowledge transfer and exchanges, SCIEA 11th Annual Meeting FAU Erlangen, May 2019

Concept of Rationality in Behavioural Economics, Rethinking interdisciplinary approaches to decision-making, Choice, culture, and context Joint-Workshop IKGF & SDAC, International Consortium for Research in Humanities (IKGF), FAU Erlangen, June 2019

Sven Grundmann, M.A.

  • Job title: Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"
  • Organization: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Working group: Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 8564371
  • Email: sven.grundmann@fau.de

Sven Sebastian Grundmann obtained a BA degree in Political Science (major) and Education Science (minor) from Kassel University and an MA degree in Political Theory from Frankfurt University. During an ERASMUS year at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, he studied sociology in the postgraduate program “Societies in Transition”. After his masters, Sven Grundmann worked as a research assistant at the NRW School of Governance, University of Duisburg, where he taught courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students and assisted the Chair of Ethics in Politics and Society (Professor Dr. Christoph Bieber).

Books

Bieber, Christoph / Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2014) (Eds.): Ethik und Politikmanagement, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol), Sonderband 2013.

Journals

Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2017): Wicked Problems und Policy-Analyse: Zur Praxisorientierung politikwissenschaftlicher Forschung.  In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 27 (2), 239 – 257.

Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2013): Ethik und Politikmanagement. Grundlagen eines Lehrkonzepts für eine praxisorientierte Politikwissenschaft.  In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 23 (3), 471 – 484.

Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2012): Sites of Memory and Event Politics. A comment on Barack Obama’s stump speech on July 24th on the ’17th June Street’ in Berlin. In: Regierungsforschung.de, Politische Kommunikation. URL:  http://regierungsforschung.de/sites-of-memory-and-event-politics-a-comment-on-barack-obamas-stump-speech-on-july-24th-on-the-17th-june-street-in-berlin/

Book Chapter

Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2014): Politik und Ethik. Geschichte und Gegenwart einer schwierigen Beziehung. In: Bieber, Christoph / Grundmann, Sven (Eds.): Ethik und Politikmanagement, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol), Sonderband 2013, 99 – 118.

Bieber, Christoph / Grundmann, Sven Sebastian (2014): Ethik und Politikmanagement. Zwischen angewandter Ethik und praxisorientierter Politikwissenschaft.  In: Bieber, Christoph / Grundmann, Sven (Eds.): Ethik und Politikmanagement, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (ZPol), Sonderband 2013, 7 – 14.

Presentations

“Ethical Reasoning in Public Policy Management”, presented in October 2017, Philosophical Lecture Series at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

“Der Deutsche Ethikrat in politischen Entscheidungsprozessen“, presented at the DVPW Congress 2015 in Duisburg.

“The Use of Science in Difficult Decision-Making”, presented in April 2015 at Environment Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington.

“Wicked Problems and Ethical Decision-Making as a Subject Matter in Political Science”, presented in December 2014 at the 2nd International WIPCAD Conference in Potsdam.

Anna Schneider, M.A.

  • Job title: Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"
  • Organization: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Working group: Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 64366
  • Email: anna.schneider@fau.de

Anna Schneider holds a Bachelor Degree in Modern China from Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg as well as a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Sociology from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her time at Würzburg University included a two-month stay at Chinese Culture University Taipei in Taiwan and a semester at Bejing University in China.

After completing her studies, Anna Schneider worked for the EU-funded project RESCuE at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg, as a lecturer for the Institute of Sociology at FAU and for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Nuremberg before starting her jobs as a research fellow and the program’s coordinator in 2017. Since 2018, she also assists the Women’s Representative of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology as a scientific advisor and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Social Sciences at FAU.

Culture Sociology/Culture Studies/Gender Studies/Qualitative Research/Human Animal Studies/Resilience/Migration and Integration/Decision-Making

  • Nachwuchsforschernetzwerk Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS)
  • Minding Animals International
  • AriadnePhil Mentoring, FAU

Seminar: Human-Animal-Studies (FAU, Department for Sociology)

Seminar: The Role of Culture in Decision-Making (SDAC)

Seminar: The Influence of Social Contexts on Decision-Making (SDAC)

Seminar: Sociology I: Introduction to Cultural Sociology (SDAC)

Seminar: Interdisciplinary Methodologies. Introduction to Sociological Methods

Presentations

“Between agency and structure. Sociological approaches to decision-making” presented in June 2019, Joint Workshop IKGF & SDAC “Rethinking interdisciplinary approaches to decision-making: Choice, culture and context.”, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

“Dog-owner-interaction in different social settings” presented in September 2019, dissertation research project, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena.

“Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures. Der Elitemasterstudiengang stellt sich vor.” presented in Oktober 2019, Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, FAU.