Prophecy and Prediction in Traditional China

Lehrstuhl für Sinologie


This are of research focuses on the role of prophecy and prediction in traditional China. Of particular interest is the place of related practices and ideas within the Chinese "Lebenswelt".

Related Project(s)

Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe
Prof. Dr. Klaus Herbers; Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner
(01/07/2015 - 30/06/2021)

Assigned publications

Lackner, M. (2015). Jenes Wissen, das nicht gänzlich verworfen werden kann. Die chinesische Elite und die Konjekturen der mantischen Künste. Geschichte der Germanistik, 47/48, 6-19.
Lackner, M. (2013). \dq}The Renaissance of Divinatory Techniques in the People's Republic -- a New Type of Chinese Cultural Identity?{\dq} (English translation of {\dq}Die Renaissance divinatorischer Techniken in der VR China - ein neues Modul chinesischer kultureller Identität?{\dq. In Köhn S, Schimmelpfennig M (Eds.), China, Japan und das Andere (pp. 239--263). Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz.
Lackner, M., & Li, F. (2012). Jindai Zhongguo zhishi zhuanxing shiye xia de {\dq}mingxue{\dq} 近代中國知識轉型視野下的``命學'' (The {\dq}Study of Fate{\dq} in the Epistemological Transformation of Modern China). She hui ke xue yan jiu 社会科学硏究 = Social science research, 6, 147--154.

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