Michael Kinski#

Email:Kinski 'at' em.uni-frankfurt.de
Membership Number:3667
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:CLASSICS & ORIENTAL STUDIES
Username:mkinski
Homepage: http://www.japanologie.uni-frankfurt.de/japlehre/kinsk/index.html


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009: Professor for Japanese History of Thought, Japanology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • 2007 - 2009: Lecturer, Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 2006 - 2007: Replacement for the Professor of Japanology, University of Zurich
  • 2000 - 2006: Senior Researcher, Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 1998 - 2000: Teacher of Languages, Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Humboldt University, Berlin
  • 1993 - 1998: Head of the Tuebingen Center for Japanese Studies in Kyōto (Dōshisha University)
  • 1991 - 1993: Academic Employee, Department of Japanese Studies , Tübingen University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Japanese History of Thought in the Early Modern Era (Confucianism, ethics, political ideas)
  • Japanese Rules of Etiquette, in particular norms of eating from the 16th century onwards, their history and socio-cultural meaning
  • Early Modern Japanese lifestyles and value orientations as reflected in Japanese guidebook literature
  • History of Science in 18th and 19th century Japan, Rangaku - Dutch Studies
  • Material Culture, Japanese food and eating culture
  • History of Childhood and conceptions of childhood in Japan

Honours and Awards


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