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Holger Schneider

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen




Home Institution: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Erlangen


IKGF Visiting Fellow October 2015 – September 2016

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Diagrammatic Aspects of Cosmological Thought. An early Song Image and Number (xiang shu) Debate Reconsidered


Curriculum Vitae


Education and Training

Since 2015 Junior research fellow at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF, Erlangen
2012-2015 Ph.D. candidate at the DFG-Graduate School 1718 “Presence and Tacit Knowledge“ University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2012 MA Sinology, Computational Linguistics (double major) University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Teaching/Work Experience

2016 Reading Classical and Literary Chinese. Tutorial designed with a focus on grammatical concepts and electronical tools
2013 Introduction to Research Methods for Master's Students. Course designed with a focus on traditional and electronic research methods. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chinese Studies
Since 2011 European Association for Chinese Studies EACS web-master at www.chinesestudies.eu

Scholarships

2012-2015 Ph.D. scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2008-2009 DAAD Student exchange scholarship, Nankai University, Tianjin, PRC

Memberships

EACS European Association for Chinese Studies (co-opted board member) www.chinesestudies.eu
EACP European Association for Chinese Philosophy www.ea-cp.eu

Talks

Oct. 25, 2017 “Aspects of the Computistic Argument in Song Dynasty Cosmological Visualizations ”, IKGF Lecture Series, Erlangen, Germany.
April 1, 2016“On the Relationship between Diagram, Evidentiality and Divinatory Technique”. In the panel: “Fathoming the Universe and Calculating for Perfection: The Book of Changes as a Cosmological Map in the First Millennium CE China” with Constance Cook (Chair), Lisa Raphals, Zhao Lu, and Fabrizio Pregadio. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting 2016, Seattle, WA, USA.
March 20, 2016 "Reconciling Approaches to Diagrammatic Reasoning - An Early Song Image and Number (xiang shu) Debate". In the panel: “Recoding and Reinventing Theories” with Nicoletta Pireddu and Helen Zhang (Panel Organizers). American Comparative Literature Association - ACLA Annual Meeting 2016, Harvard University, MA, USA.
10 July 2015 “On the Relationship between Diagram, Evidentiality and Divinatory Technique”. In the panel: “Fathoming the Universe and Calculating for Perfection: The Book of Changes as a Cosmological Map in First Millenium CE China” with Hon Tze-ki, Zhao Lu, and Fabrizio Pregadio, 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia, EHESS, Paris, France.
23 July 2014 “Conceptual Models from Unstructured Text”. In the panel: “Mining Chinese Handbooks for Officials (Guanzhen shu): Large Text Corpora and Their Interpretation” with Michael Schimmelpfennig and Renée Gringmuth, 20th Biennial Conference of the EACS, Braga, Portugal.
9 Sept. 2012 Mining into Official Administrative Handbooks”, 19th Biennial Conference of the EACS, Paris, France.

Research interests

  • Chinese classics and the commentarial tradition, Chinese reflections on grammar, logic and rhetoric, traditional punctuation, mathematical treatises, divinatory and numerological techniques, cosmological diagrams with a focus on the Yijing (Book of Changes)
  • Automated text analysis, corpus-design, Chinese text segmentation, NER, Bayesian analysis, vector space models, visualization of text mining results through diagrams