4809555: China at the eastern end of the continental and maritime silk roads - past and present

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Semester:WS 19/20
Lektionen / Semester:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Selbststudium:72.0 h



Masterstudium Finance (01.09.2015)


The course will give you a broad understanding of the Chinese civilization and its relations to the people of the western hemisphere during the last two thousand years.


  • Learn about Chinese history, civilization, religions, economy and politics, including the new policies of President Xi Jinping
  • Get to understand the differences in thinking, behavior and action of the Chinese in contrast to the people in the West.
  • Learn about the economic relations between China, South East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and Near East and the West along the continental and maritime silk roads. The global East-West-trade is more than 2000 years old.


The participants:

  • will understand the major differences in thinking, behavior and action between Chinese and Western people.
  • will have sophisticated instruments of communication with Chinese. Intercultural misunderstandings are the major obstacle for multinational companies.
  • understand the complex economic and cultural relations between China, India, the Islamic states in the Near East and the countries in Europe.
  • will be able to understand the Chinese way of decision making.
  • Will understand that each age has its winners and losers world wide and what we can do about it.



  • Bernstein, William: A splendid exchange. How trade shaped the world, London 2008
  • Englert, Siegfried: Quanzhou. Versuch einer Annäherung, Annweiler: Plöger Medien 2012
  • Frankopan, Peter: The Silk Roads: a new history of the world, London: Bloomsbury 2015
  • Gunn, Geoffrey C.: History without borders. The making of an Asian world region 1000 - 1800, Hongkong University Press 2011
  • Hansen, Valerie: Silk Road, a new history, N.Y.: Oxford Uni Press 2012
  • Hansen, Valerie: The Silk Road, a new history with documents, N.Y.: Oxford Uni Press 2017
  • Hernig, Marcus: Chinas Bauch. Warum der Westen weniger denken muss um den Osten besser zu verstehen, Hamburg: Edition Körber 2015
  • Hofstede, Geert: culture's consequences, N.Y. 2001 (2nd edition)
  • Spence, Jonathan D.: the search for modern China, N.Y. 1990
  • Wood, Frances: The silk road. Two thousand years in the heart of Asia, Berkeley University of California. 2002


Paper (80%), Presentation (20%) - Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


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