Nikolas Broy - 百可思

Curriculum Vitae



Leipzig University (Germany)
PhD, topic of the thesis: "Religious Practice of ‘Zhaijiao’ (Vegetarian Sects) in Taiwan"
(grade: opus eximium, "excellent")

2010 and 2017

Academia Sinica (Taipei)
Visiting scholar at the Institute of Ethnology

2008 – 2009

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan)
Study of Japanese language, sponsored through a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

2007 – 2014

Leipzig University (Germany)
Doctoral candidate, Institute for the Study of Religions,
supervisor: Hubert Seiwert (蘇為德), topic: “Religious Practice of ‘Zhaijiao’ (Vegetarian Sects) in Taiwan” (submitted in 2013)

2004 – 2005

Renmin University of China, Beijing
Study of Chinese Language

1999 – 2007

Leipzig University (Germany)
Study of Religious Studies and Chinese Studies
M.A. (2006) “Buddhism and Violence, Exemplified by Martial Monks in Chinese History” (in German)


2009 – 2011

Research grant by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the research project “Religious Practice of ‘Zhaijiao’ (Vegetarian Sects) in Taiwan”

2008 – 2009

Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study Japanese language at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto (Japan)


Since 2020

Leipzig University (Germany)
Assistant professor, Institute for the Study of Religion

2016 – 2019

Leipzig University (Germany)
Postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition"

2015 – 2016

Leipzig University (Germany)
Adjunct lecturer, East Asia Department (Chinese Studies) and Institute for the Study of Religion

2014 – 2015

Hefei University, Hefei (China)
Language instructor in the bilingual BA program "LOGinCHINA" at the Department of Logistics

2013 – 2014

Anhui University, Hefei (China)
Language instructor at the German Department

2011 – 2013

Georg-August University Göttingen (Germany)
Research and teaching associate at the Department of East Asian Studies

2009 – 2011

Leipzig University (Germany)
Research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religions

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