Heyryun Koh: Buddhistische Kunst Koreas. Neue Ikonographische Studien anhand des Maitreya vom Typ siwei


Heyryun Koh, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae


1981 – 1985/02

Ewha Womans University, S.korea (Bachelor of Art)

1990 – 1993/07

University of Wuerzburg, Germany
(Introductory stage of art history and sinology)

1993 – 1995/03

University of Hangzhou, China

1995 – 1998/08

University of Hamburg, Germany (Master degree of Sinology): Thesis for a degree: “Maitreya-Buddhism under the Northern Wei (386-534) and its impact in the cave temples of Yungang and Longmen”)

1998 – 2003/02

University of Heidelberg, Germany (PhD degree of art history and sinology): Thesis for a degree: “The iconography of the Maitreya figure with crossed legs and Tusita heaven, based on the Sutra about the visualization of the rebirth of the Bodhisattva Maitreya in the heavenly paradise Tusita”)


1985 – 1988/01

Ewha Womans University Museum: Participated and worked in the excavation of ceramic kilns in Pǒnchǒn-Li and Sǒndong-Li in Kyǒnggi-Do, and of Hugok-Li in Chǒlla-Do, Ewha University Museum, S.korea

1995 – 1998/08

Assistant of Librarian, Institute of culture and history India and Tibet, University of Hamburg, Germany

2001 – 2003/08

Korean Librarian, Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg

2003 – 2006/12

Researcher, the project of MingQing-The East Asian - Mediterranean, c.1500-1800: A New Quality in the Development of its Neighbouring Countries, University of Munich, Germany

2004/01 – 04

Visiting Schloar, CCS-Grant, Taiwan

2004/05 – 07

Visiting Schloar, Korea National Folks Museum, Seoul

2005/07 – /10

Junior Prof. Fellowship, AKS. Bundang. Korea

2004 – 2006/12

Assistant Professor, LMU, University of Munich

2007 – 2011/02

History Professor, Dong-eui University, Pusan. Korea

2011 – 2013/08

History Professor, Pusan National University, Pusan

2013 – 2017/04

Research Fellow, Dankook University, Chukjon, Korea

2017/05 – now

Visiting Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany

2018/04 – now

Visiting Professor, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Responsible: SH
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