Chenxi Tang

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Chenxi Tang

Professor of German

Chenxi Tang studied Comparative Literature, German Literature, and Philosophy at Peking University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, and Columbia University (PhD 2000). He taught at the University of Chicago before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2007. Professor Tang’s research and teaching interests include German literature and intellectual history from the baroque to modernism, with an emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially the time around 1800; early-modern Europe; law and literature; legal and political thought; and literary and cultural theory. The first volume of his project “Imagining World Order: International Law and Literature in Europe,” completed in 2015, shows how international law emerged in the early modern period, how literature worked on the problems inherent in international law and imaginatively rehearsed various models of world order, and how in the process a set of literary forms common to major European languages – a European literature – evolved. The second volume studies the period from the French Revolution to the founding of the United Nations, providing a literary genealogy of international institutions. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the University of California President's Faculty Research Fellowship (2013).

Institute of European Studies
207 Moses Hall, #2316
University of California
Berkeley, CA  94720-2316

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