May 2021

Message by UN Secretary-General for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

29 May 2021 sees this year’s International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres sends the following message to the whole world: “The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers honours the more than one million women and men who have served on the frontlines of conflict and the more than 4,000 who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. “I express my deep gratitude to the 85,000 civilian, police and military personnel currently deployed in some of the world’s most challenging hotspots to protect the vulnerable and help…

What is Happening to Sinology?

What is happening to Chinese Studies in German-speaking countries nowadays? A sharp question raised by BACOPA publisher Mr. Fehlinger, has found profound answers by Prof. Kubin. Prof. Wolfgang Kubin, renowned scholar on sinology, was born in Celle, Germany in 1945. He has been working and teaching as Senior Professor since 2011, first in Beijing and now in Shantou. A prolific translator and writer of poetry, essays and stories, too, Prof. Kubin has won many awards in China and Germany. The video is in German language.            

Once upon a time in China

“Once upon a time in China”: memories from acquaintances and strangers, touching, dramatic, romantic and bizarre…     Dear reader, On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austro-Chinese diplomatic relations 1971-2021, we’d like to recommend this fascinating new book by BACOPA to you with the original title of “Es war einmal in China”.   Words by Prof. Kaminski as Editor: It was the idea of ​​the publisher Walter Fehlinger to bring out an anthology on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian-Chinese diplomatic relations. This is another step in a direction where Walter Fehlinger and his…