Research Fellow, Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, (ISCS), Tao Fong Shan Shatin, Hong Kong & Honorary Research Associate Cultural and Religious Studies Department Chinese University of Hong Kong
starting from September 2012:
Member (Academic year 2012-13)
School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
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Short Biographical Information
Christian Meyer is currently Privatdozent at the East Asian Department (Sinology) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In the academic year 2012-13 he will be at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
He studied Sinology, Religious Studies, and Theology at the universities of Marburg, Göttingen, Tunghai (Taichung) and Erlangen. In 2003 he received his PhD with a thesis on “Ritual Discussion in the Northern Song dynasty, 1034-1092”, University of Erlangen).
The title of his "Habilitationschrift" is: "The Chinese ‚Discovery’ of History of Religions. The Reception of the Western discipline of Religious Studies in China, 1912-1949" (536 pp.). Since 2003 he is a Honorary Research Associate at the Religion Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Adjunct Assistant Professor from October 2007 to September 2008 ) and since 2009 Research Fellow at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, (ISCS), Tao Fong Shan, in Hong Kong .
Chinese religions / religions in China
Globalization and the transformation of the religious field in modern China
Academic and public discourses on 'religion' in China (esp. the adoption of the Western discipline of 'Religious Studies' in China, 1912-1949)
Song Dynasty, esp. Song Neo-Confucianism
Ritual theory and ritual discourses in China and the West
Religious politics in China and in comparative perspective
Problems of methodology in Religious and Cultural Studies