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Researcher: Prof. Dr. Sven Trakulhun
Funded by: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2004-2005)/European Research Council (2005–2007)/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (2008)/UFSP Asien und Europa (2009–2011)
Project duration: September 2004 – Juni 2011
The project will examine European reactions to and indigenous voices from political upheavals in Asia from c. 1644 to 1818, focusing on the Manchurian conquest of China (1644); the execution of the Greek minister Phaulcon in Siam (1688); the rise and fall of Nadir Shah in Persia (1736–1747); and the rise of the British Empire in India (1757–1818).