Prof. Dr. Friederike Assandri
Institut für Chinastudien
Vertretung Prof. Mühlhahn
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Institut für Chinastudien
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Friederike Assandri is a researcher interested in the interaction of Buddhism and Daoism in early medieval China. She was trained in Classical Chinese, modern Chinese, Indology and philosophy at the Universities of Heidelberg, Germany and Nanjing, China. She holds a PhD from the University of Heidelberg. She has lived for many years in China and in Italy, currently she lives in Berlin, Germany, and works as a researcher at the University of Leipzig. She is also affiliated as a research associate at the University of Heidelberg. She has researched various aspects of the interaction of Buddhism and Chinese thought, and Buddhism and Daoism, and published widely in this field. Her current research focusses on the interaction of Daoist, Buddhist and Confucian thinkers in early Tang dynasty, with a special focus on commentarial literature.
|Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur), Institute of Chinese Studies, FU Berlin|
|10/2020 - present||Researcher, project leader of the project “Tang Dynasty Daoist Philosophy: Cheng Xuanying’s Expository Commentary to the Daode jing and philosophical discourse among the three teachings.” East Asia Institute, University of Leipzig|
2014 – present
|Adjunct Professor (Lehrauftrag) at China Center TU, Berlin; Department of East Asian Studies, HU Berlin; Center for East Asian Studies, University of Heidelberg; East Asia Institute University of Leipzig|
|10/2017 – 3/2018||Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur), East Asia Institute, University of Leipzig|
|4/2016 – 3/2017||Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur), Modern China, East Asia Institute, University of Leipzig|
|10/2014 – 9/2015||Visiting Professor (Vertretungsprofessur, acting chair), Department of Sinology, IAAW, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin|
|2008 – 2009||Adjunct Professor, Chinese Philosophy and Religion, CIEE, Shanghai|
|2006 – 2010||Researcher, research project “Six Dynasties Religion and Society in the mirror of epigraphic documents.” Centre for the Study of Chinese Characters, ECNU, Shanghai|
|2006 – present||Referee for Journal of Chinese Philosophy (Hawaii), Frontiers of Philosophy in China (Beijing), Journal of Daoist Studies (Florida, USA), Philosophy Compass (UK), Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy (Hongkong), Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophy (Germany), Journal of Chinese Religions (USA), Religions (Switzerland/China), T’oung-Pao (Netherlands)|
|2002 – 2003||Design of a course on intercultural management for IBM Italy s.r.l., Human Capital Management|
|1996 – 1999||Research and interviews on problems in intercultural cooperation in preparation for a course on Intercultural Management at Siemens China Ltd.|
|Since 2020||Book review editor, Journal of Chinese Philosophy|
|Since 2017||Research Associate, OAI, University of Leipzig|
|Since 2016||Member of the Steering Committee of the Daoism Conference|
|Since 2008||Advisor, Research Centre of Chinese Character Culture, Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJU)|
|Since 2007||Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Daoist Studies|
|2006 - 2009||Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy|
|Since 2012||Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of Chinese Characters at East China Normal University, Shanghai|
|Since 2019||Research Associate, University of Heidelberg|
Click here for lectures of Friederike Assandri in the Winter Semester 2021/22.
- Tang Dynasty Daoist Philosophy: Cheng Xuanying’s Expository Commentary to the Daode jing and philosophical discourse among the three teachings (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG)
- A Translation of Cheng Xuanying’s (7th cent. CE) Commentary to the Daode jing (under contract at Oxford University Press)
- A Study of Daoist Pledge Offerings for the Transmission of Scriptures in Early Medieval China: Esoterism, Economics and the Logistics of Rituals
- An English Translation of the debates between Buddhists and Daoists at the courts of the Early Tang Dynasty, as reported in Daoxuan’s Ji gujin Fo Dao lunheng T 2104, chapters 3 and 4. (funded by a grant of the Robert H.N. He Foundation 2019)
Click here for publication list of Friederike Assandri.