Anyang, Luoyang, Jinan, Peking
October 5-20, 2013
Our trip was professionally accompanied by the Institute for Theater and Media Studies of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg under the guidance of Roman de Giuli. The results are presented in the following through five interviews and six collections of impressions.
Since 2010, every fall, the China Academic Visit has taken the KHC Erlangen to China. In this context, we visit our cooperation partners, hold symposia and present papers. We visit colleagues as well as places where mantic practices are reflected upon or even performed and experienced. The China Academic Visit 2013 was unique for one specific reason: it was the first time that two Käte Hamburger Centers had embarked on a common trip abroad.
While the research carried out in Erlangen particularly focuses on forms of Chinese divination and their integration into a cultural matrix, the center in Bochum, which is under the direction of Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech, deals with issues of transcultural religious exchange.
Accordingly, the trip focused, on the one hand, on the common topics with which both centers deal. On the other hand, the center in Erlangen and our colleagues in Bochum were able to seize the opportunity to enter into fresh cooperation with academic institutions in China.
1) Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner, KHC Erlangen Director, on the Objectives and Achievements of the Joint Academic Visit.
2) KHC Directors, Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner and Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech, Evaluating the Joint Academic Visit
3) Focus ‘Early China’: Prof. Dr. Joachim Gentz about the Impact of the Academic Visit to Anyang on his Research on Early China
4) Experts in Exchange at Anyang - Reflections on Archaeological Research (2014)
5) Focus ‘Buddhism’: The Research Field ‘Buddhism and Divination’ at the KHC Erlangen
On Location - Impressions of our Joint Visit
Our series “On Location” intends to share impressions of our joint visit.
1) Video on Anyang
2) Video on Luoyang
3) The video on Jinan
4) Video on Taishan
5) Video on Fangshan
6) Documentary on the ‘Practice of Divination’
Käte Hamburger Center Bochum:
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Cuffel (Jewish Religion in Past and Present Times, Center for Religious Studies); Dr. Licia Di Giacinto (Postdoctoral Researcher, East Asian Studies); Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert (Korean Language and Culture, Department of East Asian Studies); Prof. Dr. Adam Knobler (History of Religions, Center for Religious Studies); Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech (Religious Studies, Center for Religious Studies, KHC Director); Prof. Dr. Carmen Meinert (Central Asian Religions, Center for Religious Studies); Dr. Marion Steinicke (Research Coordination)
Käte Hamburger Center Erlangen:
Prof. Dr. Iwo Amelung (Sinologie, Frankfurt a.M.; Visiting Fellow); Dr. Roman De Giuli (Institute for Theatre and Media Studies); Prof. Dr. Joachim Gentz (Sinologie, Universität Edinburgh; Visiting Fellow); Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (Research Fellow / Research Coordination); Dr. Rui Kunze (Visiting Fellow / translation); Prof.Dr.Michael Lackner (Sinologie, Erlangen; KHC Director); Dr. Michael Lüdke (Research Fellow)
SYMPOSIA AND LECTURES
October 13, 2013
Symposium at the Department of Philosophy, Shandong University
Welcome Address – Prof. Dr. Fu Youde 傅有德 (Head of Department); Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech (KHK Bochum Director): Introduction to the KHK Bochum; Prof. Dr. Alexandra Cuffel (Jewish Religion in Past and Present Times, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “Jewish Studies as Part of Comparative Religious Studies in a Global Context at the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) in Bochum”; Dr. Marion Steinicke (Research Coordination, KHC Bochum): “Maliya - The Role of Pictures of the Virgin Mary for the Jesuit Mission in China.”
Symposium at the Center for Zhouyi and Ancient Chinese Philosophy:
Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner / Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos / Dr. Michael Lüdke (KHC Erlangen): “小道”有理 – Research Perspectives of the KHC Erlangen (presentations in Chinese); Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh; KHC Erlangen, Visiting Fellow): 周易與中國占卜傳統之衰落 (The Zhouyi and the Decline of Divination in China) (lecture in Chinese); Dr. Licia Di Giacinto (Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): 历法和预言之间的汉代“时间“主题: 以谶纬为例 (The Concept of Time under the Han between Calendar and Prophecy: The Case of the Chenwei (Commonly Confucian Apocrypha)) (lecture in Chinese)
October 15, 2013
Symposium at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of World Religions:
Welcome Address: Prof. Dr. Zhuo Xinping 卓新平 (Director of the Institute of World Religions) Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech (KHK Bochum Director): Differentiation of Religion and Processes of Sacralization in a Historical and Globalizing Perspective (English, Chinese abstract); Prof. Dr. Marion Eggert (Korean Language and Culture, Department of East Asian Studies): Reactions of Korean Literati to Western Learning (西學) and Catholic Mission (English, Chinese abstract)
October 16, 2013
Roundtable at the Department of Central Asian Studies, Renmin University:
Exchange on Research Perspectives of the Respective Institutes
Participating: Prof. Dr. Carmen Meinert / Prof. Dr. Shen Weirong / Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos / Dr. Michael Lüdke / Members of the Institute for Central Asia of Renmin University
Roundtable at the Department of Religious Studies of Renmin University with Prof. Yang Huilin:
中国,德国及欧洲的宗教研究 (Religious Studies in China, Germany and Europe); Participating: Prof. Dr. Yang Huilin, Prof. Dr. Volkhard Krech, Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos, Dr. Michael Lüdke, Members of the Department of Religious Studies of Renmin University