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List of Publications and Conference Papers

M.A. THESIS

2007

"Buddhismus und Gewalt am Beispiel kriegerischer Mönche in China" (in German)
("Buddhism and Violence, Exemplified by Martial Monks in Chinese History")
(download PDF)

DOCTORAL THESIS

2014

"Die religiöse Praxis der Zhaijiao ('Vegetarische Sekten') in Taiwan" (in German)
("Religious Practice of 'Zhaijiao' (Vegetarian Sects) in Taiwan")
(download PDF via Leipzig University digital repository)

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

2017

"Bourdieu, Weber und Rational Choice: Versuch einer Weiterentwicklung des religiösen Feldmodells am Beispiel Chinas."
In Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 25 (2): 287-324.
(publisher's website)

2016

"Modern Buddhism Without Modernity? Zhaijiao ('Vegetarian Sects') and the Hidden Genealogy of 'Humanistic Buddhism' in Late Imperial China."
In Chan yu renlei wenming yanjiu 禪與人類文明研究 / International Journal for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization (1): 55-82.
(download PDF)

2016

"Religion und Gesellschaft: A Summary of German Research on Religion in Chinese Society."
In Review of Religion and Chinese Society 3 (1): 83-117.
(download PDF)

2016

"Civilization, Progress, and the ‘Foul Stench of Religion’: The Concepts of ‘Religion’ and ‘Superstition’ in the Politics of Modern East Asia."
In Religion, Place and Modernity: Spatial Articulations in Southeast Asia and East Asia, edited by Michael Dickhardt and Andrea Lauser, 37-68. Leiden: Brill.

2015

"Syncretic Sects and Redemptive Societies: Toward a New Understanding of 'Sectarianism' in the Study of Chinese Religions."
In Review of Religion and Chinese Society 2 (2): 145-185.
(download PDF)

2012

"Secret Societies, Buddhist Fundamentalists, or Popular Religious Movements? Aspects of Zhaijiao in Taiwan."
In Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions / 中國民間宗教民間信仰研究之中歐視角, edited by Philip Clart 柯若朴主編, pp. 329-368. Taipei: Boyang wenhua.
(download PDF)

2012

"Martial Monks in Medieval Chinese Buddhism."
In Journal of Chinese Religions 40 (1): 45-89.

2007

"Das dharma schützen, das Reich schützen, sich selbst schützen? Militärisch tätige buddhistische Mönche in China in den Dynastien Song und Ming"
In Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 15 (2): 199-224. (in German)
("Protect the Dharma, Protect the Country, Protect Yourself? On Militarily Engaged Buddhist Monks in the Song and Ming Dynasties of China")
(download PDF)

BOOK REVIEWS

2016

"WEI-PING LIN, Materializing Magic Power: Chinese Popular Religion in Villages and Cities."
In Journal of Chinese Religions 44 (1): 89-91.
(download PDF)

2016

"Review: The Origins of Religious Violence."
In Asian Highland Perspectives 40: 489-497.
(download PDF)

2013

"Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700."
In Journal of Buddhist Ethics 20: 661-667.
(Journal of Buddhist Ethics website)

2012

"Vincent Goossaert, David A. Palmer: The Religious Question in Modern China."
In ASIEN. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia (125): 137-138.

LIST OF CONFERENCE PAPERS

2017

"Chinese Culture or Mainstream Society? A First Look at Acculturation Strategies in the Global Spread of Yiguandao."
Paper presented at the International Conference "2017一貫道世界總會國際學術研討會 / The Preaching and Influence of I-Kuan Tao in the World", September 29-30, Shenwei Tiantaishan 神威天臺山, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2017

"Maitreyas globales Dorf: Mediale Darstellungen der Internationalisierung der chinesisch-taiwanischen Religionsgemeinschaft Yiguandao."
Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the German Association for the Academic Study of Religion (DVRW) "Medien, Materialität, Methoden," September 13-16, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany.

2017

"聯合研究中心簡介及一貫道全球化研究初步報告."
Presentation at the International SFB Workshop "Global Mission and Chinese Cultural Identity: Challenges and Prospects for the Religious Movement Yiguandao 全球傳道與中華文化認同: 一貫道國際發展的挑戰與展望", June 27, Leipzig University, Germany.

2017

"Belief in the Dao, or Knowledge of the Truth? Contested Interpretations of 'Believing' in Yiguandao Discourses."
Paper presented at the International Conference "From Trustworthiness to Secular Beliefs – Changing Concepts of xin 信 from Traditional to Modern Chinese", organized by Christian Meyer, June 9-11, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

2015

"Buddhist Words, Sectarian Acts: Buddhist Texts in the Milieu of Popular Religious Sects in Late Imperial and Modern China and Taiwan."
Paper presented at the international KNAW Academy Colloquium "Making Sense of Religious Texts: Patterns of Agency, Synergy and Identity", October 27-29, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2015

"Modern Buddhism Without Modernity? The Case of Zhaijiao ('Vegetarian Sects') in Late Imperial China."
Paper presented at the XXI IAHR World Congress 2015 in Erfurt, Germany, August 28.

2015

"Bourdieu, Weber, and Religious Diversity: The Religious Field of China."
Paper presented at the XXI IAHR World Congress 2015 in Erfurt, Germany, August 27.

2014

"Zhaijiao ('Vegetarian Sects') and the Hidden Genealogy of 'Humanistic Buddhism' in Late Imperial China."
Paper presented at the at the "International Conference on the Studies of Chinese Buddhism" at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 25-28 2014, Hong Kong (China).

2012

"Religion in the History of Modern East Asia.”
Paper presented at the international DORISEA workshop "Religion, Place and Modernity in East and Southeast Asia", September 19-22 2012, Georg-August University of Göttingen.

2011

"From Sectarian Past to Buddhist Present: Ritual and Communal Change in the Dehua Hall, Tainan."
Paper presented at the "Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies", March 31 2011, Honolulu (Hawai'i).

2010

"Secret Societies, Buddhist Fundamentalists, or Popular Religious Movements? Aspects of Zhaijiao in Taiwan."
Paper presented at the international conference "New Trends in the Study of Chinese Popular Religion(s)", October 1-2 2010, East Asia Department, University of Leipzig.

MISCELLANEOUS

2016

"Featured intervew: Dr. Nikolas Broy on Syncretic Sects and Redemptive Societies"
CRCS E-Newsletter No. 17, January 31, 2016. You can read an abbreviated transcript here or listen directly to the full audio recording here

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