September 2, 2008

Josef Kreiner


Member Academia Europea, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Northrhine Westfalian Academy of Sciences, Dr.h.c. School of Social Sciences, Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Honorary Member EAJS Field studies in all regions of Japan, esp. the Ryukyu Islands and Kyushu.
Many publications in German, English and Japanese on cultural anthropology of Japan, culture contacts between Europe and Japan, museum collections from Japan, Ryukyu and the Ainu in European Museums.


1940 born Vienna, Austria. Austrian citizenship
1958-64 studied Ethnology and Japanese studies at Univ. of Vienna and Tokyo (Institute of Oriental Studies)
1964 Dr. phil. Univ. of Vienna
1965-69 Lecturer Japanese studies Univ. of Vienna
1968 Habilitation (Japanese studies) Vienna
1969-71 Lecturer (Tenure)Japanese Studies, Univ. of Bonn, Germany
1971-77 Professor and Chair in Japanese Studies, Univ. of Vienna
1975-79 President, European Association for Japanese Studies EAJS
1977-1988 Professor and Chair, Japanese Studies, Univ. of Bonn
1988-96 Founding Director, German Institute of Japanese Studies, Tokyo
1996-2008 Professor, Chair in Japanese Studies, Director Center for Modern Japanese Studies, Univ. of Bonn
2008 Prof. emer., Univ. of Bonn; special professor (tokunin kyoju),Hosei Univ. Tokyo, Research Center for International Japanese Studies