Asian Revolutions. Conceptions of political change in the Orient, 1644-1818

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

Abstract

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).