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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.


Forum for computational methods in East Asian Studies
This time with a talk by Annette Hansen and André Podzierski (RUB, Department of Japanese Language & Literature) about a 'Self-study online course on dependency trees for Japanese sentences'.

(April 16th, 16.00, room 2.29)
For more informations see here.




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