Medium Religion (Symposium)
Exhibition view "Medium Religion"
Traditional Religiousness in Asian Cultures
Sat, February 21, 2009 9.30 am CET, Symposium
Accompanying the exhibition "Medium Religion," the symposium, which was put together in cooperation with the German China Association (DCG), will investigate traditional forms of religiousness in China, Tibet, India, Japan, and Korea. Talks by renowned scholars invited to participate will deal with the areas of belief of Buddhism, Hinduism, Shivaism, and Shintoism.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Antoni (Japanologist, University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Bazon Brock (Cultural Studies Scholar, »generalist« working in multimedia, Bergische University of Wuppertal), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kubin (Sinologist, University of Bonn), Prof. Dr. Karenina Kollmar-Paulenz (Religious Studies Scholar, University of Berne), Dr. Birgit Mayer-König (Indologist, Karlsruhe), Prof. Dr. Gregor Paul (Professor of Philosophy, University of Karlsruhe, President of the German China Association)

There will be an opportunity to discuss the issues with the speakers at the conclusion of each of the forty-minute talks.


09:30–10:30 Uhr Dr. Birgit Mayer-König
"Traditional Religiousness in India: Hinduism and Shivaism. Religious matters in the communication between Rishi and Hindu nation"

10:30–11:30 Uhr Prof. Dr. Karenina Kollmar-Paulenz
"Traditional Religiousness in Tibet: A sketch of the basic traits of Buddhism"

11:30–11:45 Uhr Break

11:45–12:45 Uhr Prof. Dr. Bazon Brock
"A-bomb creator Robert Oppenheimer reclaims the Hinduist Trinity for the success of Western technologies"

12:45–14:00 Uhr Lunch break

14:00–15:00 Uhr Prof. Dr. Kubin
"Traditional religiousness in China"

15:00–16:00 Uhr Prof. Dr. Klaus Antoni
"Shintoism: Originally a Japanese Religion?"

16:00–16:30 Uhr Break

16:30–17:30 Uhr Prof. Dr. Gregor Paul
"Japanese China-aversion: Belief as a medium of cultural discrimination and imperialistic foreign policy"

17:30–18:30 Concluding discussion
Organization / Institution
Deutsche China-Gesellschaft (DCG)