Christian Uhl

Contact details

    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    Ghent University
    5th floor, office 150.019
    Blandijnberg 2
    B-9000 Gent


  •     Tel. +32 (0)9 264 41 57
  •     Fax  + 32 (0)9 264 41 94 




Academic career

  • Since 2010/10  Professor (tenured), Dept. for South and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • 2007/10 Professor (tenure track), Dept. for South and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Ghent University, Belgium. Affiliate of the Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC), University of Leiden, The Netherlands).
  • 2006/07 Lecturer (fix term), Dept. of Japanese and Korean Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 2003/06 Post doctoral researcher, member of the NOW-funded research project “Historical Consciousness and the Future of modern China and Japan”, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 2003 “Doktor phil.” (summa cum laude), Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 2003 JaDe-award for his doctoral thesis on the Japanese intellectual and sinologist, Takeuchi Yomini, and his interpretation of the Chinese writer Lu Xun.
  • 2002/03 Guest lecturer at the Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 2002 Guest lecturer at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany.
  • 2000 “Magister Artium”, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1999/2002 Academic assistant for the Cross Cultural Leadership Forum, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, and the Tschira-Foundation, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1997/2000 Free lance interpreter (Japanese-English-German) for various clients and language agencies.
  • 1996 Study period at the Waiguoyu Daxue, Shanghai, China.
  • 1991/93 Study period at the Nihon University, Kokusai kankei gakubu, Mishima, Japan

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Field of research

Christian Uhl is doing research on intellectual history and philosophy in modern Japan and China. Currently he is working on a theoretical framework for reconsidering the status of religion in modernity, with a focus in Buddhism in modern East Asia, and in modern Japan in particular.


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