Prof. Dr. Nicolas Schillinger


Ostasiatisches Seminar / Sinologie - Chinastudien


Vertretung Prof. Mühlhahn / Stellvertr. Masterbeauftragter

Raum 1.1125
14195 Berlin


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Curriculum Vitae

2019 - Visiting Professor, Institute of China Studies, FU Berlin
2015 - 2019 Lecturer, Institute of China Studies, FU Berlin
2013 - 2015 Postdoc, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, FU Berlin
2012 Visiting Lecturer, University of Chicago
2008 - 2013 Member of the Research Cluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University
2013 Promotion Heidelberg University
2007 MA History and Sinology, University of Cologne

Research Interests

  • Cultural History of late Imperial and Modern China (18th-20th century)
  • History of Gender, Masculinity, and the Body
  • Military History
  • Historiography and Memory in Graphic Novels
  • History of Science and Technology

Current research projects

  • Scientific Warfare in Modern China
  • War and Masculinity in Twentieth Century China


2016. Body and Military Masculinity in late Qing and early Republican China. The Art of Governing Soldiers. Lanham: Rowman&Littfefield Publishers.

Edited volume

2019 - with Susan Richter and Sebastian Meurer (eds). Migrating Ideas of Administration and Governance between Asia and Europe since the Early Modern Period. München:DeGruyter.


2012. Survey the People. The Emergence of Population Statistics as Technology of Government in Early 20th Century China. In: Antje Flüchter/Susan Richter (ed.): Structures on the Move. Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounters. Heidelberg: Springer, 87-103.

2018. Scarred Dragon. Historical Trauma Narratives in the Graphic Novels of Li Kunwu and Gene Luen Yang.In:ImageText – Interdisciplinary Comic Studies, Vol. 10.1.

2018. Militärische Professionalisierung und Inszenierung. Das taktische Kriegsspiel in China in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. In: Karen Aydin et al. (eds.). Games of Empires. Kulturhistorische Konnotationen von Brettspielen in transnationalen und imperialen Kontexten. Münster: LIT Verlag, 261-283.

2019. Professional New Armies for China. Corruption and the Body Politic in Late Qing and Early Republican Military Reforms. In: Susan Richter et al. (ed.): Migrating Ideas of Administration and Governance between Asia and Europe since the Early Modern Period. München:DeGruyter.

2019. Andere Mythen – Geschichte, Trauma und Nation in Boxers and Saints. In: Tanja Zimmermann (ed.): Geschichte und Mythos in Comics und Graphic Novels. Berlin Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag.