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East Asian Religions

Belonging both to the Faculty of East Asian Studies and the Center for Religious Studies (CERES), the chair of East Asian Religions in past and present deals with the major traditions of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

                Manuskript Special accents in teaching and research are set on interrelations among these traditions as well as with other societal fields, and on developments affecting the region as a whole.

A special thematic focus in research is on Buddhism on the Korean peninsula during the Silla period and its relation to the Chinese mainland.  

Courses relevant to East Asian religions are regularly taught by colleagues in neighboring fields of East Asian studies (Chinese Studies, Korean Studies, Japanese Studies, East Asian Politics) and Religious Studies. .

Thus at RUB a broad spectrum of topics can be studied, ranging from early Chinese Taoism and Confucianism to the influence of Christianity in Modernity.



  • Address:
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
    Religionen Ostasiens
    Universitätsstr. 134
    Raum 2/23
    D-44780 Bochum

  • Tel.:
    +49 -(0)234 / 32-22316

  • Counseling hours:
    Mo. 14-16 (during term) and on appointment

    Faculty of East Asian Studies