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Prof Max Deeg 


Academic qualifications / titles: M.A., Dr.Phil., Dr.Phil.Habil., University Professor (Vienna), Professor (Chair, Cardiff).

June 1986            Magister Artium / M.A. in Germanic and Scandinavian Philology, German Linguistics and Indology.

1986-1987            Language scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Kyoto-Nihongo-gakkō, Kyoto, Japan.

From 1987           Ph.D. course in the subjects Indology, Japanese Studies, History of Religions; simultaneously instructor for Sanskrit, Institute of Indo-European Studies und Indology of the University of Würz-burg.

June 1990            Dr. phil. in the subjects Indololgy (major), Japanese Studies, History of Religions (minors).

1990-1991            German language teacher, German-Culture-Institute and Language Institute of the Military Academy, Taibei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

1991 / 1992         Lecturer for Sanskrit and Japanese, Institute of Indo-European Studies and Indology, University of Würzburg.

1992-1997            Lecturer for German Language and Culture (DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service), University of Nagoya, Japan; research activities in the field of Indian and Buddhist Studies.

1994-95                Lecturer for Vedic Sanskrit at the „Department of Indian Philosophy“, University of Nagoya.

1997-2001            Lecturer at the Institute for Comparative History of Religions, University of Würzburg, Germany.

July 1998              Academic degree of Dr.phil.habil. (professoral degree) for Religious Studies (Religionswissenschaft) of the Philosophical Faculty III,  University of Würzburg.

March 1999         Appointment to Privatdozent (full professoral permission of academic teaching and examination); various courses on different aspects of Buddhism and Indian Religions.

1998-99                Visiting research fellow, International College for Advanced Buddhist Studies / International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Tokyo, Japan (October / November 1998 and February / March 1999).

1999-2001            Research project „Die chinesischen Nestorianica - Übersetzung und Studie“ („The Chinese Nestorianica (of the Tang-Period) - A Translation and Study of the Texts“), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foun-dation).

January / February 2001                Visiting researcher, LIRI (Lumbini International Research Institute), Nepal, research project: „Ka-pilavastu and Lumbini: The Chinese Texts and the Archaeological and Geographical Evidence” (with support of and in collaboration with Prof. Giuseppe Verardi, University of Napoli, Italy, archaeologist working in the area).

2001-2002            Principal researcher on the DFG-project “Norm and practice in Medieval Indian Buddhism”, University of Leipzig.

December 2001                Visiting lecturer, Institute for Asian Languages, University of Beijing.

2002-2006            Full professor for Religious Studies (Chair), Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of Vienna.

February 2003   Visiting Fellow, Jinbun-kagaku-kenkyūjo, Kyoto University (host: Dr. Tōru Funayama), Kyoto, Japan.

2004 / 2005         Research project at the LIRI (Lumbini Interna-tional Research Institute), Nepal, research project: “Chinese Sources on Nepal – Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Founding Legends”.

2005       Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan.

From 2006           Senior Lecturer / Reader for Buddhist Studies, School of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University, Wales UK.

August 2008       Short-time Research Fellow of the Department of Chinese Linguistics, Beijing University.

From 2009          promotion to Personal Chair; Head of School of the School of Religious and Theological Studies and (since 2010) Head of Department, Department of Religious and Theological Studies, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Director of the Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA), Cardiff University

January 2009 / January 2010        Research project at the LIRI, Nepal (together with Dr. Tibor Porcio, Szeged, Hungary), “A synoptic edition of the Sitātapātra-Dhāraṇī”.

August 2010 – January 2011         Ad hoc fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR), Harvard University (during a Cardiff sabbatical)