Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess

Born 1962|
1983 -1986|Studied der Sinology, Turkology und Philosophy in Hamburg (with a Scholarship from German National Academic Foundation)
1986|M.A. in Sinology
1986 -1988|Studied at the Fudan University Shanghai (with a Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service)
1992|Awarded Dr. phil.
1992 -1995|Desk officer at the German Asia-Pacific Business Association
1995 -1998|Research Assistant at the Institute for Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg
1998|Awarded Dr. habil. in Hamburg
from 1998|Department for Chinese Studies, University of Munich
2003-2005|Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Munich
2007-2009|Vicepresident of the University of Munich
from 2013|Vicepresident for International Affairs of the University of Munich
from March 1, 2015|President of Trustees of the Max Weber Foundation

Memberships and Positions

  • Halls-Bascom Professor, University of Madison, Wisconsin, March 2014
  • Honorary Professor, Sun Zhongshan University Guangzhou, 2014-
  • Editor of 'Lun Wen' (Studies in Chinese Culture and Language), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Publishing House
  • Member of following further Editorial Boards: Minima Sinica (Bonn); Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Stockholm); Archiv orientální (Prag); Journal of Chinese Philosophy (Honolulu); T’oung Pao (Paris); Guoxue xuekan (Research in the Traditions of Chinese Culture
  • European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), 1998-2004 Treasurer
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien (DVCS)
  • Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
  • Mongolian Society
  • Membre du conseil scientifique pôle Asie, French Foreign Ministry

Research themes:

Confucianism, Chinese Historiography, Central Asian Studies (Mongolia, Manchuria with reference to China, 17th-19th century).

List of Publications (in German)