Books for changing the world

Horst J. Helle

Horst J. Helle held full professorships at the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Munich. He worked at universities in other countries, including a year at the University of Chicago and, since 1996, in mainland China.


  • China: Promise or Threat?

    An insightful socio-cultural analysis of the differences in Chinese and Western relationships to the public and the private spheres.
  • Messages from George Simmel

    Simmel's influence on Sociology has been immense. This volume aims to re-examine that legacy and draw lessons for today's scholars.