Konferenz in Kōbe – „Transition als Paradigma der Weltgesellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert“


Transition – A Paradigm of World Society in the 21st Century

German-Japanese Symposium of Kobe Universty 

in Cooperation with Trier University 

and DFG-Center of Advanced Studies FOR 2603: Poetry in Transition

16 Oct.-17 Oct. 2019, Kobe University

Wednesday, 16 Oct.



Prof. Dr. Hiroko Masumoto, Vice President of Kobe University


Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Takeda, President of Kobe University


Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel, President of Trier University


Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl, Trier University, Project Leader of DFG-Center of Advanced Studies FOR 2603

10:30-11:00     Keynote:

Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel (Sociology), President of Trier University: Leading and Responding – Universities and the »Digital Turn«

11:10-13:10     I. International Economic Preferences and Behaviour


Prof. Dr. Masahiko Yoshii (Economics, Kobe, Executive Vice President): Cultural Differences of Economic Behaviours  between Japan and Europe

Prof. Dr. Marc Rieger (Economics, Trier): Nationalism and Economic Preferences among Students in Europe and East Asia

Dr. Sumit Deole (Economics, Trier): How do new immigration flows affect existing immigrants?

Prof. Yunfang Hu (Economics, Kobe): Cultural Difference and Trade Patterns

13:10-14:30     Lunch Break

14:30-17:00     II. Inter- and Transnationality


Prof. Dr. Martin Heidenreich (Sociology, Oldenburg): Europe between economic integration and socio-cultural fragmentation. The example of southern and eastern European peripheries

Prof. em. Dr. Kiyomitsu Yui (Sociology, Kobe): Cosmopolitan Vision and / or  Clash of   Civilizations : In Relation to East Asian Community(?)and EU

Prof. Dr. Manuel Fröhlich (Political Science, Trier): Humanity, humankind and the international community

Prof. Dr. Noriyuki Inoue (Law, Kobe): Constitutionalism beyond national-boarder as the universal value

17:30-19:00     Dinner Reception


Thursday, 17 Oct.

10:00-12:30     III. Lyric and Society 


Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Zymner (Comparative Literature, Wuppertal): Lyric in social fields and in the world

Prof. Dr. Andreas Regelsberger (Japanese Studies, Trier):

Prof. Dr. Christian Soffel (Chinese Studies, Trier): Ritual, Performance and Ideology: Transition Paradigms of Early Classical Chinese Shi Poetry in the 21st Century

Prof. Dr. Hiroko Masumoto (German Literature, Kobe): Poems as Stones: Ryoichi Wago and Yoko Tawada

12:30-13:30     Lunch Break

13:30-17:00     IV. Nature and Anthropocene


Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (American Studies, Erlangen-Nürnberg): Surviving Katrina: Disaster and the Afro-Pessimist Imaginary

Prof. Dr. Lore Hühn (Philosophy, Freiburg): The discourse about the Anthropocene. A new philosophy of nature in the 21st century?

Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns (Geography, Trier): Societal Relations to Nature in the Anthropocene – Transitions and Transformations

Prof. em. Dr. Nobuo Kazashi (Philosophy, Kobe): In Search of „Human Milieu“ Lost: Reflections on the Kyoto School Philosophers’ Itineraries between Nishida and Heidegger

Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl (Slavic Studies, Trier): Metaphysics of Nature in Contemporary Poetry

Assoc. Prof. Yuho Hisayama (German Literature and Philosophy, Kobe): Self-Consciousness and ki: Reading H. v. Kleist from an East Asian Perspective.

17:00-17:10     Closing

Prof. Dr. Hiroko Masumoto, Kobe University

Prof. Dr. Henrieke Stahl, Trier Uniersity


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