Posts by Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler

Thomas Maissen is professor of modern history and Barbara Mittler is professor for sinology at Heidelberg University. Both have been co-directors of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, today the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). Thomas Maissen is also the director of the German Historical Institute in Paris.

Philosophy & History

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance – And Why That Matters

The r/Renaissance is often characterized as a particular epoch in European history and an important element in the traditional narrative of the rise of the West. Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler present different approaches to the question whether the European r/Renaissance offers new possibilities to the writing of global history.

Pin It on Pinterest