Klaus Pinte

Klaus Pinte

 

Contact details

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Ghent University
Blandijnberg 2
5th floor, office 150.004
B-9000 Gent
Belgium

email: Klaus.Pinte@ugent.be

Teaching responsibilities

Classical Japanese

BA 3: introduction to grammar and language patterns, analysis and translation of Nara and Heian period texts. (since 2006)

MA: analysis, translation and contextualization of major literary classics ranging from Heian until Edo period. (since 2006) 

Modern Japanese

BA 2: basic grammar and translation excercises (2006-2008)

BA 3: intermediate reading comprehension and translation exercises, including newspaper Japanese. (2007-2009)

MA: advanced text translation and grammar drills in preparation to Nihongo nōryokushiken 日本語能力試験. (2006-2009)

Research practice

BA 2 & 3: guidance of Bachelorpaper (since 2009)

History of Japan

BA 1: academic writing sessions and guidance of papers. (since 2006)

Cultural History of East Asia

BA 1: lectures on religious symbolism in Japan. (2006-2007)

Research (unfunded since October 2011) 

PhD

The Samaya Code: Esotericization of Buddhist Precepts in Japan. (defended, March 2014)

Keywords

Esoteric Buddhism (esp. Shingon)

Manuals for initiation rituals (Tang/Heian period)

Śubhākarasiṃha - Kûkai

 

Current projects

"Śubhākarasiṃha's Sermon on Initiation, Repentance and Meditation”. (Reworking of MA-thesis)

"Yugikyō: The Scripture of All Yogas and Yogīs of the Vajra Peak Pavillion". (English edition of Pol Vanden Broucke's PhD-dissertation).

Bibliography

2011

“Shingon Risshū: Esoteric Buddhism and Vinaya Orthodoxy in Japan”. In: Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia. Edited by Charles D. Orzech, Henrik H. Sørensen, and Richard K. Payne. Leiden/Boston: E.J. Brill: 845-853.

“Śubhākarasiṃha (637-735)”. In: Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras in East Asia. Edited by Charles D. Orzech, Henrik H. Sørensen, and Richard K. Payne. Leiden/New York: E.J. Brill: 339-341.

2009

“Kūkai (空海, b. 774–d. 835)”. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism. Edited by Richard K. Payne. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Vairocana/Mahāvairocana”. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism. Edited by Richard K. Payne. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Vinaya”. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism. Edited by Richard K. Payne. New York: Oxford University Press.

2008 

Bungopō tsūron 文語法通論: Inleiding tot de grammatica van het premodern Japans. Leuven: Acco.

2006

Bungo tsūron 文語通論: Inleiding tot het premodern Japans. Leuven: Acco.

2004

Mui-sanzō Zen'yō/Wuwei sanzang Chanyao 無畏三蔵禅要: Een Vajrayāna-tekst

(MA-thesis, see: http://www.ethesis.net/VAJRAYANA/VAJRAYANA.htm)



Academic papers

2011

June 20-25: Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Jinshan, Taiwan (XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Panel: 'Tantric Buddhist Ritual: Esoteric Cult in Southeast and East Asia'): Tantric Vows as Condition of Institutionalized Vajrayana Buddhism: The Case of Kûkai's Ritual Manuals for Conferring the Samaya Precepts. [accepted]

January 27-29: Ludwig-Maximiliansuniversität München (LMU Doctoral Program: Buddhist Studies Workshop 'Approaches to the Occident: Western Perspectives on Buddhism'): Imagining Trans-cultural Esotericism: Methodological Explorations of 'Western Esotericism' and their Transferability in the Study of 'Esoteric Buddhism'. [presentation cancelled]

2010

April 27: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, Gent (Permanent Training 'Buddhism', Ghent University Centre for Buddhist Studies): Beschouwingen bij de studie van tantrische geloften in het Japanse  esoterische boeddhisme.

2009

April 29: Ostasiatisches Seminar für Japanologie der Universität zu Köln (Socrates Exchange Program): Shingon kairitsu: Kūkai's Interpretation of Buddhist Precepts. 

April 28: Ostasiatisches Seminar für Japanologie der Universität zu Köln (Socrates Exchange Program): Buddhist Nuns in Japan: Problems, Classifications, Perspectives.

2008

September 18: Salento University, Lecce (5th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students prior to the 12th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies): Moral Guidelines, Monastic Regulations: Kūkai and the Śīla-vinaya Discourse at the Advent of Shingon Mikkyō.

June 25: Emory University, Atlanta (XVth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies): Kūkai's Interpretation of Vinaya and Śīla: How to Understand the Concept of 'Precepts' in Shingon Mikkyō?

May 14: SOAS Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, Londen: CSJR Postgraduate Japanese Religions Forum): Shingon (kai-)ritsu: Esoteric Buddhism and the Vinaya-Śīla Polemics in Premodern Japan. [postponed]

Other conference attendances

2009

June 1-3: Leiden University Institute for Area Studies: "Perspectives on Religion and Ritual in Early Modern Japan - 近世日本における宗教と儀礼へのまなざし".

2008

December 1-3: Freie Universität Berlin: "Transformations and Transfer of Tantra in Asia and Beyond".



Academic memberschips

European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS)

International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS)

The Society for Tantric Studies (STS)

Academic service

Co-founder and research fellow: "Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies". (Ghent University: 2007)

Administrative advisor: "Permanent Training: Buddhism." (Ghent University: 2009-present)

Conference co-organizer: "Remembering the Glory Days of the Nation - Sport as lieu de mémoire in Japan". (Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Brussels: March 18-20, 2009)

Advisory board member: "Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism". (Oxford University Press: 2009-present)

Co-administrator: "Association of UGent Alumni in Chinese and Japanese Studies". (Ghent University, June 2010-present)

President of the Section for Teaching and Research assistants in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. (Ghent University: October 2010-October 2011)