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Dr. Bert Becker
Dr. Bert Becker

1st State Exam Bochum, PhD Bochum, Habilitation Rostock

 

Authored Books 

     

  1. Jacob Jebsen 1870-1941: Reeder und Kaufmann: Eine Biographie [Jacob Jebsen 1870-1941: Shipowner and Merchant: A Biography] (forthcoming 2019/20). (Book content here)
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  3. Michael Jebsen 1835-1899: Reeder und Politiker: Eine Biographie [Michael Jebsen 1835-1899: Shipowner and Politician: A Biography] (Kiel: Verlag Ludwig, 2012). 854 pages. (Book abstract and content here)
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  5. Georg Michaelis: Preußischer Beamter, Reichskanzler, Christlicher Reformer 1857-1936. Eine Biographie [Georg Michaelis: Prussian Official, Imperial Chancellor, and Christian Reformer, 1857-1936: A Biography] (Paderborn: Schöningh, 2007). 892 pages. (Book abstract and content here)

 

 

Published Book Reviews of Michael Jebsen 1835-1899: Reeder und Politiker: Eine Biographie

 

  1. Peter Wulf, Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte [Journal of the Association of Schleswig-Holstein History], vol. 139 (2014), pp. 359-361. (Original German Review)
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  3. Martin Krieger, HistLit 2014-3-080, in: H-Soz-u-Kult 31.07.2014, H-Net, Clio-online. (Original German Review)
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  5. Rolf-Harald Wippich, Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft [Journal of History], edited by Wolfgang Benz et al. (Metropol: Berlin), vol. 5 (2014), pp. 465-467. (Original German Review)
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  7. Lars Ulrich Scholl, Vierteljahrsschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte [Quarterly Journal of Social and Economic History], vol. 101/1 (2014), pp. 100-101. (Original German Review)
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  9. Gerret Liebing Schlaber, Grenzfriedenshefte: Quarterly journal of German-Danish dialogue, 4 (2013), pp. 286-287. (Original German Review)
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  11. Gerhard Krebs, Jahrbuch für Europäische Überseegeschichte [Yearbook of European Overseas History], vol. 12 (2012) (Original German Review)
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  13. Christian Ostersehlte, Canal-Mitteilungen, no. 29/30, Rendsburg 2013 (Original German Review)
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  15. Bernd Philipsen, Flensburger Tageblatt, 14 May 2013 (Original German Review)
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  17. Frank-Ulrich Gast, Gemeindebrief, 1/2013 (Original German Review)
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  19. Lars N. Henningsen, Der Nordschleswiger (German Newspaper in Denmark), no. 34, 9 February 2013 (Original German Review: 1 | 2 | 3)

 

 

Published Book Reviews of Georg Michaelis: Preußischer Beamter, Reichskanzler, Christlicher Reformer 1857-1936. Eine Biographie

 

  1. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 5, 2007.
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  3. Ansatze: ESG-Nachrichten, 4/5, 2007, p. 12.
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  5. Reinhold Zilch, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, in: H-Net Reviews in the Humanities & Social Sciences, July 2003: H-Net, Clio-online, 2008-2-004 (reprinted in GfgB-Nachrichten, ed. by Gesellschaft fur burschenschaftliche Geschichtsforschung, 13, March 2008, pp. 19-22.
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  7. Junge Freiheit, March 21, 2008.
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  9. Jahrbuch fur Europaische Uberseegeschichte, 8, 2008, pp. 311-314.
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  11. Jahrbuch fur die Geschichte Mittel- und Ostdeutschlands, 55, 2009, pp. 327-330.

 

 

Journal Articles

 

  1. "France and the Gulf of Tonkin Region: Shipping Markets and Political Interventions in South China in the 1890s", in Cross-Currents E-Journal, no. 16, September 2015.
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  3. "Michael Jebsen (1835-1899): Ein politischer Unternehmer in Nordschleswig" [Michael Jebsen (1835-1899): A Political Entrepreneur in North Schleswig], Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Schleswig-Holsteinische Geschichte [Journal of the Association of Schleswig-Holstein History], vol. 139, 2014, pp. 157-159.
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  5. "Coastal Shipping in East Asia in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch, 50 (2010), 245-302.
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  7. "The German Colony of Kiaochow and its Postal Steamer Service, 1898-1914", International Journal of Maritime History, XXI, no. 1, June 2009, pp. 201-238.
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  9. "German Business in Hong Kong Before 1914," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch, 44 (2004), 91-113.

 

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

 

  1. "Western Firms and Their Chinese Compradors: The Case of the Jebsen and Chau Families," in Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn (eds.), Meeting Place: Encounters Across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984 (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press), 25 pages (in press, 2017).
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  3. "Die Deutsche Kirchen- und Schulgemeinde zu Hongkong 1900-1914," [The German Church and School Congregation in Hong Kong 1900-1914], in Hanns Hoerschelmann and Bert Becker (eds.), Gemeinsam unterwegs: 50 Jahre Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Hongkong (Hong Kong: Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Hongkong, 2015), 54-102.
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  5. "Die Gründung der Evangelischen Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Hongkong im Jahre 1965," [The Founding of the German-Speaking Evangelical-Lutheran Congregation in Hong Kong in 1965], in Hanns Hoerschelmann and Bert Becker (eds.), Gemeinsam unterwegs: 50 Jahre Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Hongkong (Hong Kong: Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache in Hongkong, 2015), 25-42.
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  7. "The Merchant Consuls of German States in China, Hong Kong, and Macao, 1787-1869", J. Ulbert and L. Prijac (eds.), Consuls et services consulaires au XIXe siècle / Consulship in the 19th Century / Die Welt der Konsulate im 19. Jahrhundert, Hamburg: DOBU 2010, pp. 329-351.
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  9. "Das deutsche Hongkong - Imperialismus und partizipierender Kolonialismus vor 1914" [The German Hong Kong: Imperialism and Participating Colonialism before 1914], in: M.A. Denzel (ed.), Deutsche Eliten in Übersee (16. bis frühes 20. Jahrhundert) [German Elites Overseas from the 16th to the Early 20th Centuries], St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae, 2006, pp. 361-376.

 

 

Book Reviews

 

  1. Joanne Miyang Cho, Lee M. Roberts, and Christian W. Spang, eds. Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan: Perceptions of Partnership in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillian, 2016). Reviewed for Central European History, 49, 3-4 (2016), 493-495.
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  3. Qinna Shen and Martin Rosenstock, eds. Beyond Alterity: German Encounters with Modern East Asia (New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2014). Reviewed for Central European History, 48, 2 (2015), 260-261.

 

 

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

 

  1. "Michaelis, Georg," in A Global War – A Global Project: 1914-1918 online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War. English-language virtual reference work on the First World War, ed. by Freie Universität Berlin and partners.
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  3. "Michaelis, Georg (1857-1936)," in Biographisches Lexikon für Pommern, vol. 2, ed. by Dirk Alvermann and Nils Jörn (Cologne: Böhlau, 2015). 2, 175-179.
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  5. "Sarnow, Johannes (1860-1924)," in Biographisches Lexikon für Pommern, vol. 2, ed. by Dirk Alvermann and Nils Jörn (Cologne: Böhlau, 2015) 2, 234-237.
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  7. Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte [Encyclopaedia for Overseas History], ed. by Hermann Hiery on behalf of Gesellschaft für Überseegeschichte [Association of Overseas History] (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2015):

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    • Cochinchina, p. 185
    • Country Trade, p. 195
    • Französisch-Indochina [French Indochina], pp. 272-273
    • Guangzhouwan, p. 314
    • Hongkong, pp. 344-345
    • Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij, p. 453
    • Macao (Macau), pp. 493-494
    • Nanking, Vertrag von [Nanking, Treaty of], p. 572
    • Niederländisch-Indien [Dutch East India], pp. 587-588
    • Vertragshäfen (Treaty Ports) in China, pp. 842-843
    • Weihaiwei, p. 857

     

  9. Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography, ed. by. May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn (Hong Kong University Press, 2012):
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    • Cooper, Luise (1849-1931), missionary, pp. 107-108
    • Jebsen, Michael (1835-1899), shipowner and trader, p. 210
    • Jebsen, Jacob Friedrich Christian (1870-1941), shipowner and trader, p. 210
    • Jebsen, Michael (1911-2000), shipowner and businessman, p. 210
    • Jebsen, Hans Jacob (1921-1979), shipowner and entrepreneur, p. 210
    • Klitzke, Ernst (1834-1881), teacher and missionary, p. 229
    • Lobscheid, Wilhelm (1822-1890), missionary, official, linguist, and emigration agent, p. 282-284
    • Muller, Johannes (1879-1945), pastor and teacher, p. 331

 

 

Major Research Grants

 

  • Michael Jebsen Memorial Foundation, Hong Kong, 2003-2020
  • Alfried Krupp Senior Fellowship of Stiftung Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald, Germany, 2011
  • Hsu Long-sing Research Fund, HKU, 2007-2008, 2011-2013
  • German Research Foundation (DFG), 2007