On an attempt to reconstruct the image of Silesian towns in the 18th century on the basis of historical cartography: Kriegskarte von Schlesien

Gastbeitrag von Prof. Monika Ewa Adamska I’ve been conducting research in the Silesia area, which has been a historically contested region in Central Europe for many years, focusing on the transformations of its historical rural and urban structures, colonisation processes, the issues of post-war rebuilding and contemporary revitalisation processes. For a brief introduction to the […]

Forbidden Books: The Censorship of Chinese Books under the Manchu Qing Dynasty (1770s–1780s)

Gastbeitrag von Dr. Julia C. Schneider For sixty years, the Qianlong emperor (1711–1799, reign 1735–1796) ruled the Manchu Qing dynasty (1636–1912) and is thus one of the longest-ruling monarchs in East Asian history – not the longest ruling though. That was his grandfather, the Kangxi emperor (1654–1722, reign 1661–1722), who ruled for sixty-one years. In […]