Press Review (2006–2017)

Read new articles on the URPP Asia and Europe, its members and guests.

  • «Zwischen Platon, Ardaschir und Mohammed: Politische Philosophie in der islamischen Welt» Ulrich Rudolph, Professor für Islamwissenschaft und Fachvertreter am UFSP Asien und Europa, hält den Abschlussvortrag im Rahmen des fünften internationalen Kongresses der Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie GANPH zum Thema «Philosophie für die Polis» (Universität Zürich, 6.–9. September 2016).
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  • «Nordafrika»: Yasmine Berriane, senior researcher and lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, participates in a conversation about the relationship between North Africa and rest of the African continent in the frame of the series «Schwarz/Weiss» on Radio X.
    Radio X, «Schwark/Weiss», June 9, 2016
  • «Arabischer Feminismus» Bettina Dennerlein, professor of gender studies and Islamic studies as well as participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, and Yasmine Berriane, senior researcher and lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, write on the struggle of Muslim women for their rights.
    In: magazin. Die Zeitschrift der Universität Zürich, no 2, May 2016, p. 44–45 (PDF, 2334 KB)
  • «‹Snapshots of Change›: How Focusing on Change Affects Perspectives on Research Material» Thiruni Kelegama, doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, and Madlen Kobi, postdoctoral researcher at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich, report on the workshop «Snapshots of Change» (October 23–24, 2015).
    In: Allegra Lab, May 24, 2016
  • «Gottesbeweise in einer verflochtenen Philosophiegeschichte» Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, and Roman Seidel, former doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, explain the importance of the  arguments for the existence of God in the Western and the Islamic world.
    Deutschlandradio Kultur, «Sein und Streit», Sunday, May 1, 2016, 13:05–14:00 (Listen: 13:50–13:55)
  • «Le révélation et la raison en islam» Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, discusses theology and philosophy in the Islamic world with Ali Benmakhlouf, professor of philosophy at the Université Paris XII.
    France 2, «Islam», Sunday, April 17, 2016, 8:45–9:15 (part 1) and Sunday, April 24, 2016, 8:45–9:15 (part 2)
  • «‹Der Islam ist meine Hautfarbe›» Fatima Sadiqi, professorin of linguistics and gender studies at the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fez, was invited to Zurich by the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies and the URPP Asia and Europe. She spoke to the «Tages-Anzeiger» on feminism and women's rights in the Arab world.
    In: Tages-Anzeiger, March 31, 2016
  • «‹Frauenrechte sind immer ein Spielball›» Bettina Dennerlein, professor of gender studies and Islamic studies as well as participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks in an interview with the newspaper NZZ about the state of the women's movement in the Arab world.
    In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, February 19, 2016
  • «Asiatische Identitäten» UZH News reports on the “Festveranstaltung” of the URPP Asia and Europe as well as on the variety of research topics that its members are working on.
    In: UZH News, October 9, 2015
  • «Dämonisch» Advance notice of the Kutiyattam performance at the Ethnographic Museum on July 26, 2015, co-organized by Elisa Ganser, postdoc at the URPP Asia and Europe.
    In: Züritipp, July 23, 2015
  • «‹Häufig physisch und psychisch bedroht›» Anu Sivaganesan, doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks in an interview about forced marriage in Switzerland.
    In: NZZ am Sonntag, July 5, 2015
  • «Die Schöpfung – bei Licht betrachtet» UZH News reports on the panel discussion «Talk im Turm» of June 8, 2015. Konrad Schmid, professor of Old Testament studies and ancient Jewish religious history as well as participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe was one of the panel participants.
    In: UZH News, June 16, 2015
  • «Islamische Philosophie und die Mobilität des Denkens»: In the television program «Sternstunde Philosophie», Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks on the interactions between Islamic and Western philosophy.
    Livestream «Sternstunde Philosophie», May 31, 2015
  • «Grüne Bewegung unter der Smog-Glocke» Report on the panel discussion «Umweltprobleme in Asien: Politische, ökonomische und kulturelle Perspektiven», organized by the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Chinese Studies and the URPP Asia and Europe.
    In: UZH News, May 22, 2015
  • «‹Der Gast im Garten› von Takashi Hiraide» Raji C. Steineck, professor of Japanese studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about the novel «Der Gast im Garten» (published in English as «The Guest Cat») written by the Japanese author Takashi Hiraide.
    Radio SRF 2 Kultur, «52 beste Bücher», May 3 and May 9, 2015
  • «In guter Verfassung?» Preview of the lecture series Constitutional Reform and Social Change in Asia and the Middle East: Law, Politics and Theory, organized by the URPP Asia and Europe and the Faculty of Law in the Spring semester 2015.
    In: UZH News, March 11, 2015
  • «Kenzaburō Ōe: Der japanische Nachkriegsliterat und Nobelpreisträger wird 80 Jahre alt» Raji C. Steineck, professor of Japanese studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about Kenzaburō Ōe’s importance on the literary and social field on the radio.
    Swiss Radio and Television, «Kultur kompakt», January 30, 2015, 12:10 (Livestream)
  • «Sur le marxisme japonais» Elena Louisa Lange, former doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks in an interview about Marxism in Japan.
    In: Période, October 29, 2014
  • «Nationalism, nuclear power and Japans fragile media opposition» Tobias Weiss, doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, reports on the campaign of right-wing media and organizations against the left-wing liberal newspaper Asahi Shimbun, which takes a critical stance on Japan’s role in World War II and the risks of nuclear power.
    In: East Asia Forum, October 1, 2014
  • «Schluss mit den Vorurteilen!» Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, presents a different picture in terms of the development of the Islamic world as well as the issue of violence in Islam in the newspaper «Neue Züricher Zeitung».
    In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 1, 2014
  • Hongkongs Studentenproteste Andrea Riemenschnitter, professor of Chinese studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about the Hong Kong protests in the fall of 2014.
    Swiss Radio and Television, September 30, 2014
  • «Vom Himalaya bis zu den Malediven» Preview of the 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), which was held July 23–26, 2014 at the University of Zurich. The conference was organized by Ulrike Müller-Böker, professor of geography and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, and by Angelika Malinar, professor of indian studies and academic director of the URPP Asia and Europe.
    In: UZH News, July 22, 2014
  • «Initiative zahlt sich aus» Lisa Indraccolo, James Weaver und Phillip Lasater, junior researchers at the URPP Asia and Europe, report on their experience of organizing a lecture series supported by the Graduate Campus.
  • 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Andrea Riemenschnitter, professor of Chinese studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about the crackdown on the demonstrations 25 years ago.
    Radio Bern (RaBe), May 31, 2014
  • «‹Plötzlich sind Inder top›» Rohit Jain, former doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks in an interview with the newspaper «Tages-Anzeiger» about the second generation of Indians in Switzerland.
    In: Tages-Anzeiger, April 17, 2014
  • «Ein Spiel mit strengen Regeln» Aymon Kreil, postdoc at the URPP Asia and Europe, contributes to a newspaper article on the subject of love in Egypt.
    In: Wiener Zeitung, February 28, 2014
  • «Wie geht es weiter mit der japanischen Atomenergiepolitik?» Tobias Weiss, doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, analyzes the attitude of Japanese politics towards nuclear power.
  • «‹Wer die Waffen holt, hat verloren›» Sven Trakulhun, assistent professor of modern Asian history at the URPP Asia and Europe, comments on the tense political situation in Thailand in an interview with the newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.
    In: Tages-Anzeiger, November 30, 2013
  • «Dämonenglaube, interreligiös»: In the television program «Sternstunde Religion», Angelika Malinar, Professor of Indian Studies and Academic Director of the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks on the belief in demons in Asian religions.
    Livestream «Sternstunde Religion», November 24, 2013
  • «Ungeschönte Bilder» On the occasion of the conference «Traveling Norms and the Politics of Contention» (October 24-26, 2013), which was organized by the URPP Asia and Europe, a screening of the documentary «The Green Wave» was held. Director Ali Samadi Ahadi spoke afterwards about the making of the film, which portrays the protest movement organizing itself after the Iranian presidential elections 2009.
    In: UZH News, October 28, 2013
  • «Auf der Suche nach dem historischen Propheten» Report on Prof. Dr. Marco Schöller’s lecture, held as a part of the lectures series «Positionen aktueller Mohammed-Forschung», organized by Ulrich Rudolph, professor of Islamic studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, and Christoph Uehlinger, professor of religious studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe.
    In: UZH News, October 15, 2013
  • «Ma Na Sapna – Geliehenes Mutterglück: Gespräch zum Film»: In the television program «Sternstunde Philosophie», Andrea Büchler, professor of private law and comparison of laws and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, participates in a discussion on surrogacy.
    Livestream «Sternstunde Religion», September 29, 2013
  • «Ein Burka-Verbot ändert die Gesinnung der Trägerin nicht» Dorothea Lüddeckens, professor of religious studies and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe comments on the vote concerning a burka ban in the canton of Ticino.
    In: Blick Online, September 26, 2013
  • «Weshalb die Chinesen Konfuzius auferstehen lassen» Report on the workshop «The Chinese Communist Party and the Politicization of Traditions», co-organized by Ralph Weber, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, and Philipp Hetmanczyk, doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe.
    In: UZH News, June 13, 2013
  • «Indische Götter und ein chinesischer Philosoph» UZH News reports on the panel discussion «Talk im Turm» of March 18, 2013. Angelika Malinar, Professor of Indian Studies and Academic Director of the URPP Asia and Europe, and Ralph Weber, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, comment on immaterial values in India and China.
    In: UZH News, March 26, 2013
  • «Der erste Kaiser von China und seine Terrakotta-Armee» In an interview with Swiss television, Wolfgang Behr, Professor of Chinese Studies and Academic Director of the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about the importance of the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi.
    Kulturplatz, 13. März 2013, 22:20 Uhr (Livestream)
  • «Das Comeback des Konfuzius» Ralph Weber, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, analyses the actual political situation in China.
  • «Wo Götter Ferien machen» Angelika Malinar, Professor of Indian Studies and Academic Director of the URPP Asia and Europe reports on Hinduism and Hinduist monasteries so far overlooked by academic research.
  • «‹Westfalen ticken wie Chinesen›» In an interview, Mareile Flitsch, Director of the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich and participating professor at the URPP Asia and Europe, speaks about changes in the ethnographical research practice and about her own experiences during her field research in China.
  • «Giftiges Heilmittel» Dagmar Wujastyk, Postdoc at the URPP Asia and Europe , reports on the use of quicksilver in medicine, especially in the Indian medicine from the 7th century to the present.
    In: UZH News, February 21, 2013
  • «Language on the Tip of Everybody’s Tongue» In the newspaper «China Daily» Ralph Weber, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the URPP Asia and Europe, provides some reasons for the boom the Chinese language is enjoying at the moment.
  • «Tibet hat nicht auf den Kontakt mit Europäern gewartet» Christoph Uehlinger, Professor of Religious Studies, is interviewed on the symposium «Concepts of religion between Asia and Europe».
  • «Asiatischer Protest» Adrian Ritter reports on the festive event at the URPP Asia and Europe on October 9, 2012.
  • «Kopflos drauflosschreiben» Claudio Zemp reports on techniques of ideation in literature, the research area of Sandro Zanetti, assistant professor of Comparative Literature and tutor at the URPP Asia and Europe.
  • «Erst die Familie, dann der Staat»: Dominik Linggi, former doctoral student at the URPP Asia and Europe, is interviewed by Sascha Renner on trust in China.
  • Wie weiter nach Fukushima? David Werner reports on the panel discussion «Ein Jahr nach Fukushima – Die Debatte zu Atomenergie in Asien und Europa», organized by the URPP Asia and Europe and carried out on March 13, 2012.
  • Fukushima hat den Kaiserkult noch verstärkt: Jun'ichi Isomae, visiting scholar at the URPP Asia and Europe during the fall semester 2011, answers questions about Shinto and Imperial cult in Japan (interviewed by Michael Meier).

Previous articles from the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010 and 2011 are filed chronologically in the press review archives.