Guest Lectures 2013–2015


Table of contents


2015

What Can Tales (kathas) Tell Us about Multilingual Literary Culture in India?

Prof. Dr. Francesca Orsini (School of African and Oriental Studies, London)
December 11, 2015, 12:15–13:45, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Room RAA E-08, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies


Kunstwerk und Zeit

Prof. Dr. Itō Tōru (Kyōto Institute of Technology)
December 10, 2015, 16:15–18:00, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Room RAA E-08, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies
UZH Agenda


Indian/South Asian Literature in English

Prof. em. Dr. Therese Steffen (University of Basel)
December 9, 2015, 12:15–13:45, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Room RAA G-15, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Gender Studies
UZH Agenda


Der lange Schatten Nöldekes: Bemerkungen zur Gründerzeit der modernen westlichen Koranforschung im 19. Jahrhundert

Prof. Dr. Nicolai Sinai (University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute/Pembroke College)
December 3, 2015, 18:15–19:45, University of Zurich, Room RAA E-12, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies, Institute of Religious Studies, and URPP Asia and Europe


Continuity and Change in the Japanese Political System after Fukushima

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Honda (Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo)
October 28, 2015, 12:15–13:45, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Schattentheater: Sachphilologie, Polemik und Ästhetik bei Georg Jacob

Dr. Henning Trüper (Technische Universität Berlin)
October 22, 2015, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room RAA G-15, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Sexual Diversity in Japan

Kanako Otsuji (Japanese LGBT rights activist) ()
October 19, 2015, 12:15–13:45, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Room RAA E-29, Rämistrasse 59, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies
UZH Agenda


Alterität und Irrationalismus: Die Araber in der europäischen Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung (1780–1850)

PD Dr. Catherine König-Pralong (University of Freiburg)
October 1, 2015, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room KOL G-217, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Philosophie für buddhistische Mönche: Über das philosophische Kurrikulum in Klosteruniversitäten im mittelalterlichen Indien

Prof. Dr. Eli Franco (Leipzig University)
May 27, 2015, 12:15, University of Zurich, University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KOL F-104, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies


Hate Speech and the Discursive Opportunity Structure of Japanese Conservative Politics

Prof. Dr. Takashi Kibe (International Christian University, Tokyo)
May 26, 2015, 16:15–18:00, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies


Grabfiguren und Grabmodelle im frühen China: Eine Neubewertung

Dr. Armin Selbitschka (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
May 21, 2015, 16:00–18:00, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies


What Makes Middle Aged Women Become Politicized: The Case of Family Members of Political Dissidents between the 1970s and 2000s of South Korea

Prof. Dr. Youngtae Shin (University of Central Oklahoma)
May 21, 2015, 14:00–16:00, University of Zurich, University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Erasmus-Veranstaltung: Flüche, Eideslisten und Rätselfragen - Zur erzählerischen Gestaltung von Mythen, Märchen und Fabeln in Indien

Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
May 19, 2015, 12:15–15:45, University of Zurich, Room RAF 1 103, Rämistrasse 66, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies


From Here to Eternity: A Sino-Jewish Encounter

Prof. Dr. Haiyan Lee (Stanford University)
May 15, 2015, 18:00–19:30, Asien-Orient-Institut – Ostasienwissenschaften, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Body and Mind in Ancient Chinese Thought

Livia Kohn (Boston University)
May 12, 2015, 14:00–15:45, University of Zurich, Room SOE E 2, Schönberggasse 11, 8001 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies


Making Japanese Tea

Dr. Kristin Surak (SOAS, University of London)
May 4, 2015, 16:15–18:00, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 314, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies


The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism

Sébastien Lechevalier, Associate Professor (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
April 30, 2015, 14:30–16:00, University of Zurich, Room KO2 F-155, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies


Die „Erfindung des Shintō“ im japanischen Mittelalter: Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Yoshida-Shintō

Dr. Bernhard Scheid (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien)
April 21, 2015, 14:00–15:45, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Organization: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies

2014

Körpersprachen: Zu Wahrnehmung und Wandel von Körpervorstellungen im arabischen 19. Jahrhundert

Prof. Dr. Nadia al-Bagdadi (Central European University, Budapest)
December 10, 2014, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room SOE E-1, Schönberggasse 11, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Von der traditionellen buddhistischen Ethik zur buddhistischen Bioethik

Prof. Dr. Jens Schlieter (University of Bern)
December 10, 2014, 12:15–13:45, University of Zurich, University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KOL F-121, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


On the Buddhist Background of Patañjali’s Yoga Teaching

Dr. Dominik Wujastyk (University of Vienna)
November 5, 2014, 12:15–13:45, University of Zurich, University of Zurich, Main Building, Room KOL F-121, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Koranforschung – eine politische Philologie?

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universität Berlin)
October 27, 2014, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room KIR 200, Kirchgasse 9, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Religious Studies, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies, and URPP Asia and Europe


Internet Poetry in Chinese: Transgressions and Innovations

Prof. Dr. Michel Hockx, Director SOAS China Institute (SOAS, University of London)
October 22, 2014, 18:15–20:00, Asien-Orient-Institut – Ostasienwissenschaften, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 4-416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


The Body of the Friend in Early Modern Isfahan

Prof. Dr. Kathryn Babayan (University of Michigan)
October 15, 2014, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room SOE E-1, Schönberggasse 11, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Islamic Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Two Haiku or One? A Close Semiotic Analysis of Two Poems about Silence by Bashō

Prof. Masako Hiraga (Rikkyo University)
October 15, 2014, 14:00–15:45, University of Zurich, Room KOL F-103, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


The Many Lives of Father Gerbillon’s Sino-Russian Treaty: An Attempt at a “Global” Intellectual History

Prof. Dr. David Mervart (University of Heidelberg, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
September 26, 2014, 12:15–14:00, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 3-314, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: URPP Asia and Europe and Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies


Decaying Higher Education in Modern Japan: The University of Tokyo under the Neoliberal Regime since 1991

Professor Sasaki Chikara (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
May 21, 2014, 16:15–17:45, Asien-Orient-Institut – Ostasienwissenschaften, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 314, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Ritual Revolutions and Parallel Universes: The Chinese Temple Network from Putian to Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Kenneth Dean (McGill University)
May 14, 2014, 18:15–22:00, Ethnographic Museum, University of Zurich, Room PEA , Pelikanstrasse 40, 8001 Zurich
Collaboration: URPP Asia and Europe, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies, and Ethnographic Museum


Decolonising the History of Science: The Role of International Academic Networks (1945–1960)

Prof. Dr. Dhruv Raina (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Centre for Social Sciences)
April 15, 2014, 18:00–20:00, Hauptgebäude, University of Zurich, Room KO2 F-172, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Indian Studies, URPP Asia and Europe, Center «History of Knowledge», and ETH – History of the Modern World

2013

Transcendence in a Secular World: Asian Traditions and Sustainable Modernity

Prof. Dr. Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore)
December 12, 2013, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room KOL F-121, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


The Japanese Army’s Geopolitical Strategy toward Pan-Islam and Ottoman-Turkey: The Diary of General Utsunomiya Taro (1860–1922)

Prof. Dr. Selçuk Esenbel (Bogazici University, Istanbul)
May 30, 2013, 14:00–16:00, Universität Zürich Zentrum, KOL F 123, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Confucianism and Democratization in East Asia: Reassessing the Confucian Asian Values Debate

Prof. Dr. Doh Chull Shin (Center for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine and Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin)
May 23, 2013, 18:15–20:00, Universität Zürich Zentrum, Seminar Room KO2 F-152, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Institutional Change and Welfare Politics in Japan: Did Anything Change?

Prof. Dr. Margarita Estévez ­Abe (Syracuse University / Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino)
May 16, 2013, 18:15–19:45, ZUB 314, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


The Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Japanese Energy Politics

Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs (Free University Berlin)
April 29, 2013, 14:00–16:00, ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Numbers in China: Global Concepts and Local Narratives

Prof. Dr. Andrea Bréard (Université des Sciences et Technologies Lille 1 / International Consortium for Research in the Humanities, Erlangen)
April 23, 2013, 18:15–20:00, University of Zurich, Room ZUB 416, Zürichbergstrasse 4, 8032 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe


Psychosoziale Konsequenzen des 11. März 2011: Eine empirische Untersuchung

Dr. Carola Hommerich (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien (DIJ), Tokyo)
March 7, 2013, 14:15–16:00, Universität Zürich, Hauptgebäude, KOL F-123, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
Collaboration: Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies and URPP Asia and Europe