Marten Söderblom Saarela
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jul 2022-Aug 2022)
I am a historian of late imperial China with an interest in the cultural and intellectual history of language. I currently work as an associate research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. In 2015–2018, I was a postdoc at the MPIWG. I returned as a visitor in July–August 2022. My book The Early Modern Travels of Manchu: A Script and Its Study in East Asia and Europe (2020) was based on my dissertation and research carried out during my time in Berlin. I continue to work on the roles played by the Manchu language in the Qing empire.