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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Professor Bernhard Fuehrer

BA (National Taiwan), PhD (Vienna)

Overview

Bernhard Fuehrer
Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Professor of Sinology

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Ex-officio Steering Committee Member

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Member

Name:
Professor Bernhard Fuehrer
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4218
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
398
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 12-1pm

Biography

Philology; Philosophy; Literary criticism

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Beibei Zhan, Wedding Ritual in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD): Prescriptions, Practices and the Discourse (tentative title)
  • Hany Rashwan, Working title: The question of the literary in approaches to Ancient Egyptian Literature: towards an Arabic-based critical approach "the debate between a man and his soul (BA) as a case study"
  • Sinae Kim, Buddhist Scripture and Oral Performance in Medieval China: A Study on the Dunhuang Manuscripts of the “Sūtra Lecture Text on the Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra” (Weimojiejing jiangjingwen 維摩詰經講經文)
  • Yiming Shen, Chinese Islamic text studies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A case study of Chinese translations of Jāmī’s Persian Sufi prose

Research

Traditional exegesis; classical philosophy, scripture and commentaries; reception of the canon; early literary criticism; history of Chinese studies in the West

Expertise

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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2011) Wang yu wang. Aodili Hanxueshi 忘与亡. 奥地利汉学史 (Lost and Forgotten. The History of Chinese Studies in Austria). Shanghai: Huadong Shidan Daxue chubanshe. (Guoji Zhongguo wenhua yanjiu congshu)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2008) 2007 Wang Meng’ou jiaoshou xueshu jiangzuo yanjiangji [2007 王夢鷗教授學術講座演講集]. Taipei: Guoli Zhengzhi Daxue / National Cheng-chi University.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2006) Sinological Methodology. A Guide to Selected Readings with Notes and Excursions in the History and Methods of Sinology. London: Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia. (Forthcoming)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2001) Vergessen und verloren. Die Geschichte der österreichischen Chinastudien. Bochum: Projekt Verlag. (edition cathay; Bd.42)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1995) Chinas erste Poetik. Das Shipin (Kriterion Poietikon) des Zhong Hong (467?-518). Dortmund: Projekt Verlag. (edition cathay; Bd.10)

Edited Books

Fuehrer, Bernhard, ed. (2005) Aspekte des Lesens in China in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Bochum: Projekt Verlag.

Fuehrer, Bernhard, ed. (2003) Zensur. Text und Autorität in China in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Veroeffentlichungen des Ostasien-Instituts der Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum; 48)

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Hammer, Christiane, eds. (1997) Tradition und Moderne. Religion, Philosophie und Literatur in China. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag. (edition cathay; Bd.31)

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Hammer, Christiane, eds. (1996) Chinesisches Selbstverständnis und kulturelle Identität: Wenhua Zhongguo. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag. (edition cathay; Bd.22)

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Pohl, Bernhard, eds. (1993) Posthumous Works of Robert Scholz. Taipei: Robert Scholz Music Foundation.

Book Chapters

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2009) 'Exegetical Strategies and Commentarial Features of Huang Kan’s Lunyu [jijie] yishu.' In: Huang, Chun-chieh, (ed.), Dongya Lunyuxue: Zhongguo pian 東亞論語學: 中國篇. Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, pp. 274-296.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2008) '变化を遂げ社会における中国研究の挑战と展望.' In: Kagami, Mitsuyuki, (ed.), Chūgoku no shin tana hatsugen 中國の新たな發現. Tokyo: Nihon hyōronsha, pp. 87-102.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2008) 'Challenges and Perspectives of Chinese Studies in a Changing Society.' In: Kawai, Shinichi, (ed.), New Challenges and Perspectives of Modern Chinese Studies. Tokyo: Universal Academy Press, pp. 109-121.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2007) 'Qi jingwen yu jinben yi duo you yitong: Huang Kan Lunyu Yishu Siku quanshu ben zhi gean yanjiu 「其經文與今本亦多有異同」皇侃《論語義疏》四庫全書本之個案研究.' In: Lin, Qingzhang and Jiang, Qiuhua, (eds.), Jingdian de xingcheng, liuchuan yu quanshi 經典的形成、流傳與詮釋. Taipei:: Lexue shuju, pp. 595-619.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2007) 'Kongzi jiaodao dizi gonghu yiduan? Lunyu 2.16 gejia jiedu zhi zhaji [孔子教導弟子攻乎異端? 《論語》2.16各家解讀之摘記].' In: Lin, Qingzhang and Jiang, Qiuhua, (eds.), Jingdian de xingcheng, jiuchuan yu quanshi 經典的形成、流傳與詮釋. Taipei: Lexue shuju, pp. 561-593.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2007) 'Qi jingwen yu jinben yi duo you yitong: Huang Kan Lunyu Yishu Siku quanshu ben zhi gean yanjiu 「其經文與今本亦多有異同」皇侃《論語義疏》四庫全書本之個案研究.' In: Lin, Qingzhang, (ed.), Guoji Hanxue luncong 國際漢學論叢. Taipei: Lexue shuju, pp. 121-138.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2007) 'Kongzi jiaodao dizi gonghu yiduan? Lunyu 2.16 gejia jiedu zhi zhaji 孔子教導弟子攻乎異端? 《論語》2.16各家解讀之摘記.' In: Lin, Qingzhang, (ed.), Guoji Hanxue luncong 國際漢學論叢. Taipei: Lexue shuju, pp. 97-120.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2006) 'Riddles and Politics. A Graffito Against Wang Anshi’s Policies.' In: Roetz, Heiner, (ed.), Kritik im alten und modernen China. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 144-149. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien; 2)

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Behr, Wolfgang (2005) 'Einführende Notizen zum Lesen in China mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Frühzeit.' In: Fuehrer, Bernhard, (ed.), Aspekte des Lesens in China in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Bochum: Projekt Verlag, pp. 1-44. (Edition Cathay; Bd. 54)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Dui Ouzhou Hanxue yanjiu xiankuang de xingsi 對歐洲漢學研究現況的省思.' In: Wei, Siqi and Wesolowski, Zbigniew, (eds.), Furen Daxue diyi jie Hanxue guoji yantaohui: you guan Zhongguo xueshuxing de duihua: Yi Huayi Xuezhi wei li [The First Fu Jen University International Symposium Scholarly Dialogue on China: Monumenta Serica as an Example]. Taipei: Furen Daxue chubanshe, pp. 132-145.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'You duoyi xianxiang zhi sixiang pohai: Yuedu Lunyu zhaji 由多義現象至思想迫害.閲讀論語札記.' In: Chen, Rongzhao, (ed.), Ruxue yu xin shiji de renlei shehui. Guoji xueshu huiyi lunwen xuanji 儒學與新世紀的人類社會. 國際學術會議論文選集. Singapore: Xinjiapo Ruxuehui, pp. 397-406.

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Friedrich, Michael (2003) 'Bemerkungen zur Überwachung und Unterdrückung literarischer und künstlerischer Erzeugnisse in China.' In: Fuehrer, Bernhard, (ed.), Zensur. Text und Autorität in China in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 1-18.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) 'Did the Master Instruct His Followers to Attack Heretics? A Note on Readings of Lunyu 2.16.' In: Hockx, M. and Smits, I., (eds.), Reading East Asian Writing. The Limits of Literary Theory. London: Routledge Curzon, pp. 117-58.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) '"The Text of the Classic and the Commentaries Deviates Greatly from Current Editions.": A Case Study on the Siku quanshu Version of Huang Kan's Lunyu yishu.' In: Fuehrer, Bernhard, (ed.), Zensur. Text und Autorität in China in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 19-38.

Fuehrer, Bernard (2002) 'Yueli yu zheli de shuangxing qiaoliang (A Bridge between Musicology And Philosophy).' In: Wu, E, (ed.), Meige Yinjie Dou Shi Ai. Essays in Celebration of Professor Robert Scholz' 100th Birthday. Robert Scholz Music Foundation, pp. 134-135.

Fuehrer, Bernard (2002) 'An Inauspicious Quotation or A Case of Impiety? Mr. Zhang and Literary Persecution under the First Ming Emperor.' In: Neder, C and Schilling, I-S and Roetz, H, (eds.), China and Her Biographical Dimensions. Commemorative Essays for Helmut Martin. Peter Lang (Bern), pp. 75-82.

Fuehrer, Bernard (2001) 'Yuedu Lunyu zhaji. Cong Lunyu kan quanshi xipuxue zhu wenti [Notes on the Analects: Exegetical stemmata and related questions].' In: Kongxue yu ershiyi shiji [Confucian Studies and the 21st Century]. Guoli Zhengzhi Daxue Wenxueyuan, pp. 151-161.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2001) 'Considerations on the Question of Individualism and the Role of the Individual in Early Chinese Thought.' In: The Role of the Individual vis-à-vis the Family, Society and State in Asia and Europe. Singapore: Asia-Europe Foundation, pp. 1-31. (An ASEF monograph)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2000) 'Guan Guan 管管: ‘Samstags weiß und sonntags schwarz’, ‘Tintenlotos’, ‘Allerseelen’.' In: Martin-Liao, Tien-chi and Daberkow, Ricarda, (eds.), Phönixbaum. Moderne taiwanesische Lyrik. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag, pp. 125-129.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1998) 'Die ‘schmerzvolle Klage’ als Stimulus des chinesischen Dichters.' In: Findeisen, Raoul D. and Gassmann, Robert H., (eds.), Autumn Floods 秋水. Essays in Honour of Marián Gálik. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 35-47.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1998) '"Um eine Tafel und die nötige Anzahl Stühle zu bekommen..." Eine Übersichtsdarstellung der Chinastudien in Wien.' In: Martin, Helmut and Hammer, Christiane, (eds.), Chinawissenschaften. Deutschsprachige Entwicklungen: Geschichte, Personen, Perspektiven. Hamburg: Institut für Asienkunde, pp. 549-569.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1997) 'Die verklausulierte Projektion der Zukunft in die Vergangenheit. Ein Versuch ueber die "Die Ballade vom angebissenen Shaobing" (Shaobingge).' In: Fuehrer, Bernhard and Hammer, Christiane, (eds.), Tradition und Moderne. Religion, Philosophie und Literatur in China. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag, pp. 113-142.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1996) 'Zur Selbstdarstellung des Sima Qian.' In: Fuehrer, Bernhard and Hammer, Christiane, (eds.), Chinesisches Selbstverständnis und kulturelle Identität: Wenhua Zhongguo. Dortmund: Projekt Verlag, pp. 35-49.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1994) 'In Search of a tertium comparationis of the Poetological Approach of Zhong Hong and Julius Caesar Scaliger.' In: Gálik, Marián, (ed.), Chinese Literature and European Context. Bratislava: Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, pp. 163-168.

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Pohl, Bernhard (1987) 'Zi Xiao Zi Jiaoshou zhi yigao kui qi zhexue sixiang zhi yi er [自蕭茲教授之遺稿窺其哲學思想之一二].' In: Essays in Memoriam Robert Scholz. Taipei: Robert Scholz Music Foundation, pp. 90-94.

Articles

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2010) 'Qingting zhuzhe, liaojie shengren. Lunyu zhushi chuantong zhi xingsi” 倾听注者,了解圣人.论语注释传统之省思.' Renmin Daxue xuebao 人民大学学报, 144 . pp. 8-11.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2006) 'Shijing: Yinyong zhi ge [詩經–吟誦之歌].' 國外社會科學 = Social Sciences Abroad, 2006 (2). pp. 77-78.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2006) 'Seers and Jesters. Graph Analysis Between Punning and Predicting the Future.' East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, 25 . pp. 47-68.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2005) 'Jingdian zhushi wenben yu liuxing banben de yitong. Yi Siku quanshu ben Huang Kan Lunyu Yishu weili.' Shijie Hanxue [=World Sinology], 3 . pp. 198-209.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Questioning the Myth of China. Reflections on Fénelon and his Conversation between Confucius and Socrates.' Dongya wenming yanjiu tongxun 東亞文明研究通訊 [=Newletter for the Study of East Asian Civilizations, vol. 5 . 1-8..

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Glimpses into Zhong Hong's Educational Background, with Remarks on Manifestations of the Zhouyi.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 67 (1). pp. 64-78.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Christina Leibfried: Sinologie an der Universität Leipzig. Entstehung und Wirken des Ostasiatischen Seminars, 1878-1947.' Asien, vol. 9 . pp. 124-125.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Hartmut Walravens: Joseph Rock (1884-1962). Berichte, Briefe und Dokuments des Botanikers, Sinologen und Nakhi-Forschers.' Asien, vol. 9 . pp. 122-124.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) 'Comptes rendus: Jeux de montagnes et d'eaux. Quatrains et huitains de Chine, traduits par Jean-Pierre Dieny.' Etudes chinoises, 22 . pp. 321-322.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2001) 'Review of "He Guangru 賀廣如: Laozi benyi de chengshu shijian 老子本義的成書時間, in: The National Chi Nan University Journal 3.1 (1999), pp. 77-98".' Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie . pp. 512-513.

Fuehrer, Bernhard and Ye 葉, Caiqing 采青 (transl.) (2000) 'Zhuisi Hanxuejia Ma Hanmao 追思漢學家馬漢茂.' Zhongguo wenzhe yanjiu tong¬xun 中國文哲研究通訊 [=Newsletter of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy], 10 (1). pp. 195-201.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2000) 'Review of “Hsu, Pi-ching: ‘Feng Meng-lung’s Treasury of laughs [笑府]: Humorous Satire on Seventeenth-Century Chinese Culture and Satire’, in: JAS 57.4 (1998), pp. 1042-1067".' Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie, 18 . pp. 378-379.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1999) 'Review of “Daniel Hsieh: ‘The Origin and Nature of the Nineteen Old Poems.’ in: Sino-Platonic Papers 77 (1998)”.' Revue Bibliographique de Sinologie, 17 . pp. 334-335.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1998) 'In Memoriam Helmut Martin 馬漢茂 (1940-1999).' Oriens Extremus, 41 . pp. 1-6.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1997) 'The Court Scribe's Eikon Psyches. A note on Sima Qian and His Letter to Ren An.' Asian and African Studies, 6 (2). pp. 170-183.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (1995) 'High Wind and True Bone, Defying Ice and Frost Illustrative Remarks on the Shipin of Zhong Hong.' Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung, 19 . pp. 51-70.

Conference or Workshop Items

Alsford, Niki and Fuehrer, Bernhard (2013) Carstairs Douglas (1830-1877) and his Chinese-English Dictionary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Amoy (1873). In: Sinologists as Translators in the 17-19th Centuries: Archives and Context, 19-22 June, 2013, SOAS, the University of London. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) The Periphery Confucianism and Non-Han Confucianism. In: Conference, Centre of the Study of East Asian Civilization, National Taiwan University. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) Pratiques culturelles et la vie sociale sous les Six Dynasties - Marginalia in Medieval Ecology. In: Pratiques culturelles et la vie sociale sous les Six Dynasties, INALCO (Paris). (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) European Association of Taiwan Studies Conference. In: European Association of Taiwan Studies Conference, April 17-18, 2004, SOAS. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) A Note on Competing Versions of Huang Kan's Sub­commentary on Lunyu 3.5 and their Background. In: Hermeneutic Traditions in Recent East Asian Studies of Confucianism, National Taiwan University (Taiwan). (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) Second Hamburg Tomb Text Workshop. In: Second Hamburg Tomb Text Workshop, 27–29 February, 2004, University of Hamburg. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) Classical Chinese Philosophy and its Reception in European Intellectual History. In: Invited Lectures, Granada University (Spain). (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) "Questioning the Myth of China: Reflections on Fenelon and his conversation between Confucius and Socrates". In: The interaction and confluence of Chinese and Non-Chinese Civilizations, Charles University, Prague. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) "The task of turning an ill-tempered boy into a worthy occupant of the throne. Remarks on the pedagogy of Zhang Juzheng and Fenelon". In: Scholars and Society Lecture Series, Academia Sinica, Taipei. (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernard (2003) Scholarly Dialogue on China: Monumenta Serica as Example (The First International Sinological Symposium at Fu Jen) - "Reflections on the current situation of Sinology in Europe". In: UNSPECIFIED.

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) "Some considerations on early translations from classical Chinese philosophical works". In: Invited Lecture, History Dept, Fu Jen University (Taiwan). (Unpublished)

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2003) Notes on Zhang Juzheng's commentary on the Four Books. In: Fascination and Understanding. The Spirit of the Occident and the Spirit of China in Reciprocity, 21-25 February 2003, Smolenice Castle (Slovakia). (Unpublished)

Book Reviews

Fuehrer, Bernhard (2004) 'Book review of "The Columbia History of Chinese Literature", edited by Victor Mair.' The China Quarterly, 178 . pp. 535-536.

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