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AUMANN, Oliver

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Japanese Studies, Religious Studies (Buddhism, Daoism)

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  • 2008.04.01 - 2018.03.31, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Visiting Lecturer

  • 2018.04.01 - , Center for Multilingual Education, Visiting Lecturer

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) Graduate School, Division of Philosophy and Thought Japanology (Philosophy, Religious Studies) Completed Doctor (Philosophy) 2000.02
Kyushu University Graduate School, Division of Letters Philosophy and History of Philosophy (Ethics and History of Ethics) Completed Master 1997.03
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany) Faculty of Literature Japanology, History of East Asian Art 1994.03

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Osaka University Graduate School of Language and Culture, Foreign Lecturer 2004.04 - 2008.03
Osaka University Faculty of Language and Culture, Foreign Lecturer 2003.10 - 2004.03

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  • History of Japanese Thought, Japanese Religions, Buddhism, Daoism
    Religious studies-related, History of thought-related

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  • Japanese Society for German Studies


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  • The Dream of the Butterfly - Transformation and Awakening in the Book of Zhuangzi, The Decoding of Culture,17, 2017.04, Papers

  • The wise man awakes without fear - The problem of power in Zhuangzi and Laozi, The Decoding of "Culture",16, 2016.05, Papers

  • Zhuangzi's parable: The carpenter and the old oak tree, The Decoding of "Culture",15, 2015.05, Papers

  • The German reception of Zhuangzi, The Decoding of "Culture",14, 2014.05, Papers

  • Silk Road motives and the Image of Shotoku Taishi in the Nihon Shoki, The Decoding of "Culture",13, 2013.05, Papers

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  • Translation, The Book of Zhuangzi - The Inner Chapters, ISBN, 978-3-495-48981-9, 2018.04

  • Special, State and Society in the History of China, ISBN, 978-3-8487-3245-6, 2016.04

  • Dictionary, Dictionary for Japanese Culture - Japanese-German, Yoshiyuki Nakano, Oliver Aumann, Asahi Publishing, ISBN, ISBN978-4-255-00799-1, 2014.10

  • Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Buddhism (Volume II: Bait-D), "Eko-Haus" for Japanese Culture, ISBN, ISBN978-3-86205-154-0, 2013.04

  • Dictionary, Smaller Dictionary of Japanese Culture Japanese-German, Yoshizuki Nakano, Oliver Aumann, Asahi Publishing, ISBN, ISBN978-4-255-00434-1, 2008.06

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Other activities 【 display / non-display

  • Support of Students of the Japanese Language Institut, Kansai, 2007.04 -