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Markus Viehbeck, Dr.

Academic Staff

Position

  • Assistant Professor at the Chair of Buddhist Studies

Contact information

Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 124
69115 Heidelberg

Office hours: thursdays, 3-4pm.

Email:
viehbeck@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0)6221 54 4003

About Markus Viehbeck

Markus Viehbeck joined the Cluster in October 2010 as Assistant Professor at the Chair of Buddhist Studies. Prior to his post in Heidelberg he was involved in a research project on more recent developments in Tibetan Madhyamaka philosophy conducted at the Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, where he was also employed as a lecturer. He completed his PhD on the monumental debate between 'Ju Mi pham and Dpa' ris Rab gsal, which he studied in extensive co-operation with Tibetan scholars from various monastic centres in Nepal, India and Tibet, at the same institution. His research interests lie within the field of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, forms and practices of debate in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and, more generally, migration and contention of knowledge. In a new project he studies the Eastern Himalayas, in particular the town of Kalimpong, as a "contact zone" for enabling and shaping the production of knowledge between Tibet and the modern world of the early 20th century.

Projects

Selected publications

Monographs

2014

Polemics in Indo-Tibetan Scholasticism: A Late 19th-Century Debate between 'Ju Mi pham and Dpa' ris Rab gsal (Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde, Heft 86). Vienna, Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien Universität Wien, 355pp. (Open Access: https://www.istb.univie.ac.at/uploads/wstb/WSTB_86.pdf)

2009

Jigten Sumgon, Gongchig: The Single Intent, the Sacred Dharma. With Commentary Entitled The Lamp Dispelling the Darkness by Rigdzin Chokyi Dragpa. München, Otter. (Annotated Translation from Tibetan)

Edited Volumes

2016

(Together with Tina Harris, Amy Holmes-Tachungdarpa, Jayeeta Sharma) Global Encounters, Local Places. Connected Histories of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the Himalayas. Themed section in Transcultural Studies 2016/1, pp. 43-186 (Open Access: https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/journals//index.php/transcultural/index)

Articles & Encyclopedia Entries

2016c

"Coming to Terms with Tibet: Scholarly Networks and the Production of the First 'Modern' Tibetan Dictionaries," Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 37 (special issue Ancient Currents, New Traditions: Papers Presented at the Fourth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists), pp. 469-489 (Open Access: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/ret/pdf/ret_37_25.pdf)

2016b

"An Indian Classic in 19th-Century Tibet and beyond: Rdza Dpal sprul and the Dissemination of the Bodhi(sattva)caryāvatāra," Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 36 (October 2016), pp. 5-44 (Open Access: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/ret/pdf/ret_36_01.pdf)

2016a

(Together with Tina Harris, Amy Holmes-Tachungdarpa, Jayeeta Sharma) "Global Encounters, Local Places. Connected Histories of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and the Himalayas-An Introduction." Transcultural Studies 2016/1, pp. 43-53 (Open Access: https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/journals//index.php/transcultural/article/view/23542)

2015

English summary of Geshe Phuntshog Nyima's article "Gangs can dol po'i chos rig," in Patrick Mc Allister, Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, and Helmut Krasser (eds.), Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya. Vienna, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015: 487-489.

2014a

"Performing Text as Practice: Rdza Dpal sprul’s Practice Manual on the Bodhi(sattva)caryāvatāra," in Tsuguhito Takeuchi, Kazushi Iwao, Ai Nishida, Seiji Kumagai, and Meishi Yamamoto (eds.), Current Issues and Progress in Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Third International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Kobe 2012 (Journal of Research Institute, vol. 51). Kobe, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, 2014, 553-571.

2014b

(Together with Anna Sawerthal) "Digitalisierungsaktivitäten im Heidelberger 'Kalimpong-Projekt': Die Zeitung Himalayan Times," Masala - Newsletter Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Südasien, Band 9, Nr. 4, 2014, 6-10

2013

(Together with Zara Barlas, Richard Fox, and Sabine Neumann) "Things That Connect: Pathways of Materiality and Practice. Report of the Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context,' 2013." www.ahf-muenchen.de/Tagungsberichte/Berichte/pdf/2013/004-13.pdf

2012

"Fighting for the truth – satyadvaya and the debates provoked by Mi pham's Nor bu ke ta ka." Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 34/1-2, 2011 (2012), 291-320.

2009

"Die Lehre von satyadvaya in 'Ju Mi phams Nor bu ke ta ka." URL: orient.ruf.uni-freiburg.de/dotpub/viehbeck.pdf. Anmerkungen: XXX. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Freiburg, 24.–28. September 2007. Ausgewählte Vorträge, herausgegeben im Auftrag der DMG von Rainer Brunner, Jens Peter Laut und Maurus Reinkowski, April 2009.

2008a

"Atman," in Friedrich W. Horn & Friederike Nüssel (Hg.), Taschenlexikon Religion und Theologie. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 107–108.

2008b

"Hinduismus," in Friedrich W. Horn & Friederike Nüssel (Hg.), Taschenlexikon Religion und Theologie. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 513–517.

2008c

"Jainismus," in Friedrich W. Horn & Friederike Nüssel (Hg.), Taschenlexikon Religion und Theologie. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 567–569.

2008d

"Karma," in Friedrich W. Horn & Friederike Nüssel (Hg.), Taschenlexikon Religion und Theologie. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 597–598.

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