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Themenfeld 3


The topic of Research Field 3 meeting will be the Chinese notion of "jiao" (Jap. kyo, Kor. gyo), "teaching", which was used in the rendering of "religion" as "zongjiao" into the East Asian languages. We would like to shed some light on the implications of using the indigenous word with its established meanings for the translation of the new term.

We will among other things give a report on some Chinese texts on "jiao" from the 17th, 18th and early 19th century that have been translated by Wolfgang Ommerborn and Pan Ruiming (translations only available in German at the moment).