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Carsten Storm


Carsten Storm is currently lecturing at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. He is a specialist in Chinese and Taiwanese literature and film focussing on narrative and aesthetic strategies in creating meaning and coherence as well as their relevant processes of transformation and transmission. He has published monographs on Ming- and Qing-dynasty Chinese crime fiction and on historical novels from Ming- to postmodern times and several edited volumes.

Biography

After studying sinology, German studies and philosophy at the Universities of Cologne (Germany) and the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou (PRC) I graduated as Magister Artium from University of Cologne.
My PhD dissertation (accepted at University of Cologne, 2004) focussed on the mentality of law in Chinese crime stories (gongan xiaoshuo) between 1600 and 1900. My study explores constructions and images of a judicial laity and their involvement into crime. My habilitation thesis accepted at Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) in October 2008 is entitled The Imagination of History. Historicity, Resistance, and Identity in Chinese Historical Novels. It analyses historical novels (lishi xiaoshuo) and covers aspects of constructivity of the past, authenticity, structure of time, imageries of the oppressor as ‘other’, legitimacy of resistance, images of spatiality of resistance, ethic dispositions of the marginalised, and identity. It focuses on such diverse novels like “Shuihu zhuan”, “Hong Xiuquan yanyi” by Huang Xiaopei (1906), Li Qiao’s “Hanye sanbu qu” (1981) and Mo Yan’s “Hong gaoliang jiazu” (1986).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Based on the field of Chinese literature, film, and philosophy my research interest has evolved to be an interdisciplinary Cultural Studies approach focussing on Greater China and the Chinese Diaspora. It covers a time frame from the Song-Dynasty up to postmodern China and Taiwan and emphasizes processes of temporal and regional transitions. I am focussing on issues of identity, notions of globality, locality, spatial and temporal (dis-) continuities, and images of the self and the other. Further topics include historicity and mentalities, exoticism, crime and justice, and collective action as well as theoretical patterns like constructivity, marginality and literary/cinematic genre and lately the issue of a renewed understanding of hermeneutics. From 2004 onwards, I am taking interest in Taiwan Studies specializing on Taiwanese literature, film and culture. My study transgresses well established boundaries in the epistemology of Chinese studies, that is: traditional vs. modern China, and mainland vs. Taiwan.
    I have worked in several positions as lecturer at University of Cologne and Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and as professor of Chinese Studies at University of Freiburg and University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

    A selection of my major publications includes:

    Monographs
    2010
    Die Imagination der Geschichte. Historizität, Widerstand und Identität in chinesischen historischen Romanen [The Imagination of History. Historicity, Resistance, and Identity in Chinese Historical Novels]. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
    2004
    Von Tätern und Opfern. Rechtsmentalität in chinesischen Kriminalerzählungen zwischen 1600 und 1900 [Of Culprits and Victims. Mentalities of Law in Chinese Crime Stories, 1600–1900]. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

    Edited Books
    2018
    Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts. Ed. by Carsten Storm. London: Routledge.

    2009
    „Eroberungen aus dem Archiv“. Beiträge zu den Kulturen Ostasiens. Festschrift für Lutz Bieg [“Captures from the Archive.” Essays on East-Asian Cultures. Festschrift in Honour of Professor Lutz Bieg]. Ed. by Birgit Häse and Carsten Storm. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2009. (Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes AKM 69).

    2007
    The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan. Edited by Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2007. (studia formosiana 5). Paperback, ISBN-10: 3447054549, ISBN-13: 978-3447054546, € 64.00

    Articles in Journals
    2017
    Mapping Imaginary Spaces in Li Yongping’s 李永平 Jiling Chunqiu 吉陵春秋 (Jiling Chronicles). In SOL Studia Orientalia Slovaca, 16.2: p. 1–38.

    2015
    Youth and Violence in Films by Edward Yang. In Archiv Orientalni 83.1, 2015, p. 137–160.

    2010
    Traces of Reality: Alternative Realism in Taiwan during the 1960s and 1970s. In: Archiv Orientalni, 78.3: p. 279–302.

    2009
    Acheng: Vier Kurzgeschichten. Übersetzung [Translation of Four Short Stories by Acheng]. In: HOL, 47, p. 79–90.

    2008
    Dominant Migrants – Migrant’s Discourse, Settlement and Identity. In: China Information, 22.1., S. 39–65.

    2007
    Helden oder Verbrecher? Vom zwiespältigen Heldentum der Räuber vom Liangshan Moor [Heroes or Culprits? The Ambivalent Heroism in Shuihu zhuan]. In: das neue China (dnc), 2007, 3, p. 19–23.

    Chapters and Articles in Books
    2018
    a) Framing Connectivity: Concepts and the Case of Taiwan. In Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts. Ed. by Carsten Storm. London: Routledge, p. 8–38.
    b) Exporting Values or Exoticizing? Lee Ang and Global Cinema. In Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts. Ed. by Carsten Storm. London: Routledge, p. 169–188.
    c) A Future Written in the Past. Prognostication in Diary Novels of Republican China. In Amelung, Iwo and Kurtz, Joachim (eds.). Reading the Signs: Philology, History, Prognostication. Festschrift for Michael Lackner. München: Iudicium, p. 545–570.

    2013
    a) Auf der Suche nach dem zerstörten Sein. Mo Yans Rotes Kornfeld [In Quest for a Being in Ruins. Mo Yan’s Red Sorghum]. In: Chinas subversive Peripherie. Aufsätze zum Werk des Nobelpreisträgers Mo Yan. Ed. by Ylva Monschein. Bochum: project verlag, p. 119–161.
    b) Neue Geschichten alt erzählt: Erfundene Tradition, chinesische Mentalität und die Debatte um kollektives Handeln [New Stories in Old Fashion: Tradition, Chinese Mentality, and the Debate on Collective Action]. In: Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung, 35, 2011, p. 257–280.

    2012
    Images and Frameworks of Collective Action in China. In: Economic, Political and Social Movements in Asia and Europe, ed. by Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan and Frédéric Royall. Berlin: Springer, p. 53–67.

    2011
    Authentizität und Rezeption. Überlegungen zur Wahrnehmung und Konstruk¬tion historischer Wirklichkeit [Authenticity and Reception. Considerations on Perception and Constructivity in Historical Reality]. In: Sprache und Wirklichkeit in China. Hg. v. Christian Soffel, Daniel Leese und Marc Nürnberger. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 5), p. 129–148.

    2009
    Die Lust am Eigentümlichen. Exotik und Utopie im Jing hua yuan [The Pleasure of the Peculiar. Exoticism and Utopianism in Jing hua yuan] In: „Eroberungen aus dem Archiv“. Beiträge zu den Kulturen Ostasiens. Festschrift für Lutz Bieg. Ed. by Birgit Häse and Carsten Storm. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2009. (Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes AKM 69), p. 305–343. [In print].

    2008
    a) Zeitreisen. Zur Aneignung des eigenen „Fremden“ im historischen Roman [Travelling in Time. Adopting the Self as “Alien“ in Historical Novels]. In: Reisen in chinesischer Geschichte und Gegenwart. Erfahrungen, Berichte, Zeugnisse [Travels in China Past and Present. Experiences, Reports, Accounts]. Ed. by Mechthild Leutner and Klaus Mühlhahn. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2008. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 4), p. 237–261.
    b) Postmodernism, Historicity, and Historical Fiction. In: Postmodern China. Ed. by Jens Damm and Andreas Steen. Münster: LIT Verlag 2008. (Berliner China-Hefte, 33), p. 95–112.

    2007
    a) Exoticism or Orientalism? Constructions in Western Movies on Asia. In: Culture and Economic Development – Connecting Asia and Europe. Ed. by Birgit Häse. Frankfurt: IKO 2007, p. 23–43.
    b) Introduction: Methodologies, Epistemologies, and a Taiwan Studies. Together with Mark Harrison. In: The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan. Edited by Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2007. (studia formosiana 5), p. 7–18.
    c) Historicity and Identity in Li Qiao’s “Wintry Nights”. In: The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan. Edited by Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2007. (studia formosiana 5), p. 101–115.
    d) Widerstand und Identität bei Li Qiao und Mo Yan [Resistance and Identity in Li Qiao and Mo Yan]. In: Richter, Antje and Vittinghoff, Helmolt (eds.), China und die Wahrnehmung der Welt [China and the Images of the World]. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2007. (Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien / Yearbook of the German Association for China Studies 3), p. 299–319.

Books

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