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Markus RÜTTERMANN

Markus RÜTTERMANN

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Japanese medieval social history (documents in correspondence-style), semiotics, history of mentalities, history of behaviour
  • Current Research Themes
    After research on village documents (particularly those handed down to us in Suganoura) and on the theory of knowledge with reference to the philologist Keichū, my work now focuses on etiquette in medieval and premodern Japan, human behaviour and mentalities, specifically letter-writing. Comparative thoughts on European history also lead me to questions concerning the relation between epistemology and semiotics in cultural studies and science (for example, ethology).
  • Keywords for Research
    Paleography, letters, letter writing manuals, etiquette
Education
  • 1995
    Ph.D., University of Hamburg
  • 2002
    Dr. phil. habil., Humboldt University of Berlin
Professional Experience
  • 1996
    Research Assistant, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 2002
    Assistant Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2007
    Associate Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2017
    Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 1995
    Ph.D., University of Hamburg
  • 2002
    Dr. phil. habil., Humboldt University of Berlin
Current Research Themes (Movie)
Achievements
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Articles
  • “Die Striche sind beisammen (gatten). Zur Mehrheitsfindung im mittelalterlichen Japan [“Counting Brushstrokes (Gatten). Decision Making by Majority Rule in Medieval Japan”],” (Egon Flaig (ed.)) Genesis und Dynamiken der Mehrheitsentscheidung, München: Oldenbourg / Historisches Kolleg, 2013, pp.43-63
  • 「中・近世武家書札礼の文化史―記号の概観」 『(小島道裕編) 武士と騎士 日欧比較中近世の研究』、思文閣、京都、2010年、pp.343-372
  • (“Chūkinsei buke shosatsurei no bunkashi. Kigō no gaikan ["A Short Cultural History of (Japanese) Letter-Writing Etiquette in the Medieval and the Premodern Period. An Overview on Signs"],” (Kojima Michihiro (ed.)) Bushi to kishi. Nichiō hikaku chūkinseishi no kenkyū, Shibunkaku, Kyōto, 2010, pp.343-372)
  • 「日本中近世の懸想文作法について:『艶書文例』を軸に」 『(James C. Baxter編) 日本文化の解釈 ロシアと日本からの視点』、国際日本文化研究センター、京都、2009年、pp.165-183
  • (“Nihon chūkinsei no kesōbumi sahō ni tsuite: 'Ensho bunrei' o jiku ni ["Love Letters and the Etiquette of Courting in Premodern Japan. Focussed on the 'Sample Phrases for Charming Letters' (Ensho bunrei)"],” (James C. Baxter (ed.)) Interpretations of Japanese Culture / View from Russia and Japan Nihon bunka no kaishaku. Roshia to Nihon kara no shiten (International Symposium in Russia 2007), International Research Center for Japanese Studies / Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyū Sentā, Kyōto, 2009, pp.165-183)
  • “So That We Can Study Letter-Writing': The Concept of Epistolary Etiquette in Premodern Japan,” Japan Review 18, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2006, pp.57-128
Awards
  • 2013.
    Walter de Gruyter Preis 2013 of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Klasse der Geisteswissenschaften), former Preußische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • 1996.
    Dissertation Award of the Universitätsgesellschaft, University of Hamburg
Academic Society Membership
  • Gesellschaft fur Japanforschung (GJF)
  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • Gesellschaft fur Natur- und Voelkerkunde Ostasiens (OAG), Hamburg
  • Hikaku hôshi gakkai (Association for Comparative Studies on the History of Law, Kyoto)