Chair for East Asian Cultural History, Teaching and Research Assistant
Immanuel Spaar took his undergraduate studies at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (JMU) in the Modern China Bachelor program. During the integrated semester in China he studied at Peking University in 2009. As recipient of a one-year stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he pursued further training in modern Mandarin and classical Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University. During his graduate studies he completed the first year in the Chinese Studies programme of JMU, while in the second year he took courses at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. 2013 he graduated with a study on Chinese philosophy.
He worked as Sales Account Manager at a large Taiwanese manufacturer where he made experience in an international business environment.
Since April 2017 he has been employed at the Sinology of JMU. In 2018 he stayed for one semester at Peking University, where he was in charge of students as Managing Director at the European Chinese Language and Culture Programme (ECLC) at Peking University and participated in implementing a summer school for students of economics from JMU.
Field of Research
In his dissertation project he explores Neo-Confucianism of the Ming dynasty. He analyzes texts that deal with a Confucian didactics of oral instruction (yulu).
Chinese Philosophy, intellectual history of late imperial China, Wang Yangming studies, Greater China studies, modernization of Chinese society.
|Summer term 2017||Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore|
|Winter term 2017-18||An introduction to China's geography; Gudai Hanyu (substitute)|
|Summer term 2018||Managing Director at ECCL, Peking University|
|Winter term 2018-19||Early Chinese schools of thought since Confucius|
|Summer term 2019||The Neo-Confucians|
|Winter term 2019-20||Peking: capital and global mega city|
|Summer term 2020||Taiwan, Hongkong, Singapore|
|Winter term 2020-21||Chinese Philosophy|
|Summer term 2021||Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore|
|Winter term 2022-23||The teaching of emptiness: Emptiness in Chinese philosophy|
|Summer term 2023||Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore|