Intellectual History

Prof. Klaus Antoni

Prof. Antoni (born in 1953), is teaching and carrying on research since 1998 at the University of Tübingen. He holds the professorship in Japanese Studies with special focus on Japanese cultural theories. Previously, he held the professorship (C4) at the University of Hamburg (1987-1993) and at the University of Trier (1993-1998). From 2010 to 2016, he has also been Vice-Dean of research at the Faculty of Humanities. Current core research areas are: intellectual and religious history of Japan, relations between religion (Shintô) and political ideology in Japan, „sacred scripts“ and political mythology in Japan, theory of Japanese fairy tales, literature in Old Japan. Furthermore: intercultural communication, Japanese cultural theories; relations between Japan and Asia. Further information...

Prof. Dr. Klaus Butzenberger

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Prof. Dr. Heidrun Eichner

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 Prof. Dr. Kurt Franz (visiting professor)

Visiting professor Dr. Kurt Franz teaches Islamic Studies and does research on the history of the Middle East (600 to 1600). He is interested in the interlocking of political and social history as well as the history of science. Using the example of revolutionary movements and the relationships between nomads and the resident population as well as slavery and labor division, he examines social developments regarding the transmission of knowledge, its partiality and intertextuality. In connection with the excellence initiative he came to the University of Tübingen in 2014. Currently, he establishes the "Islamic History Geodata Initiative" which is a research group about spatial history and historical cartography of Islam. Further information...

Dr. Huang Fei (assistant professor)

Fei Huang was appointed W1 Junior Professor for Chinese History and Society at the Institute of Chinese and Korean Studies of Tübingen University in 2014. She earned her PhD in Chinese Studies at Leiden University in 2012. Before she joined Tübingen, she worked as a Teaching Associate and Visiting Scholar in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2012-2013). In December 2013, she was selected an Academia Sinica Postdoctoral scholar in Taipei. She was one of only two fellows to be awarded this additional distinguished fellowship in the field of Humanities and Social Science. Her research interests concentrate on landscape studies, material culture studies, historical anthropology, art history and cultural geography in late imperial China. Further Information...

Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag

Prof. Mittag specializes in Chinese historiography and historical thinking as well as Chinese intellectual history and “Classical Learning” (jingxue 經學). He has researched Song dynasty (940-1279) interpretations of the Book of Odes, the phenomenal posthumous rise of Wang Anshi (1021-1084) in the Confucian temple, as well as Chinese concepts of time and Chinese ways of mapping the world. He also researches manifold aspects of historical thinking and writing in pre-modern China, participating in many interdisciplinary projects on comparative historiography. He is currently working on a three-volume sourcebook for Chinese historiography and historical thinking from the ancient past to the present. Further information...

Prof. Dr. Viktoria Eschbach-Szabo

 

Prof. Dr. Viktoria Eschbach-Szabo teaches and carries out research in Tübingen since 1991. At the department of Japanese Studies she holds the professorship in Japanese linguistics. Her focus lies on semiotics, onomastics, scientific relationships between Europe and East Asia as well as Japanese languages in diverse contexts. It involves also linguistic policies, migration, aging society and translations. Further information...

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel

Prof. Vogel (born in 1954) teaches and carries out research in Tübingen since 1994. At the department of Chinese and Korean Studies he holds the professorship in Chinese History and Society. His focal point lies on economic and social history, the history of natural sciences and technology as well as general cultural history of traditional China. He publicizes intensively to the realms of the history of money, mining and salt production, meteorology and sports (kickball ). More recent areas of interests cover research on Marco Polo and the role of China in the early history of globalization. Further information...