Max Oidtmann is a historian of Late Imperial China (1368-1912) and Inner Asia (Islamic Central Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, and Manchuria). He also is interested in modern China and the affairs of minority ethnicities in the People's Republic of China. His current research is on the legal culture of Tibet during the Qing dynasty (roughly 1636-1912). At Georgetown, he teaches Asian history, as well as specialized courses on the history of China, Islam and Muslims in East Asia, Tibet, and comparative studies of empire and colonialism.
Dr. Oidtmann received his PhD from Harvard University in History and East Asian Languages in 2014.
Articles in Refereed Journal
Oidtmann, Max. "Imperial Legacies and Revolutionary Legends: The Sibe Cavalry Company, the Eastern Turkestan Republic, and Historical Memories in Xinjiang." Saksaha: The Journal of Manchu Studies. 12 (2014): 49-87.
Oidtmann, Max. "Legal Pluralism in Qing Tibet and an Exemplary “Fan” Case from 1189." College de France and École Haute Etudes Science Sociale. France (2015).
Oidtmann, Max. "The ‘Warring States’ of Amdo: Qing Jurispractice and the Creation of the “Tibetan World, 1772-1911." Legalizing Space in China/Les lieux de la loi dans l’empire chinois, Écoles normales supérieures de Lyon. France (2015).
Oidtmann, Max. "Muslim Mediators, Tibetan Conflicts: Chinese Muslims and Colonial Legal Culture in Early Modern China." New York University, Abu Dhabi (2014).
Other Journal Articles
Oidtmann, Max. "A Document from Xunhua." Chinese Legal Documents Series (International Society for Chinese Law and History) . 1.1 (2014).