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humanities educator

Josef Kreiner, Austrian humanities educator. Recipient Officers Cross of the Order of Merit, Federal Republican Germany, 1996, Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, Federal Republican Austria, 1997. Founding director German Institute Japanese Studies, Tokyo, 1988-1996. Member European Association for Japanese Studies (president 1975-1981), Academia Europea, Northrhine-Westfalia Academy of Sciences.

Background

Kreiner, Josef was born on March 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Anton and Anna Kreiner.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Kwanseigakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, 1998.

Career

Assistant professor University Vienna, 1967-1969, professor, 1971-1977. Assistant professor University Bonn, Germany, 1969-1971, professor, since 1977. Director Institute Japanese Studies/U. Bonn, 1977-1988, since 1996.

Speaker Asian Studies Center/U. Bonn, since 1999. Director Department Modern Japanese Studies/U. Bonn, since 1999.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Nansei Shoto No Kamikannen, 1977 (Okinawan Times award 1996, Yamagata Banto prize 1996, Japan Foundation special prize 1987, Japan Foundation award, 2003).

Membership

Founding director German Institute Japanese Studies, Tokyo, 1988-1996. Member European Association for Japanese Studies (president 1975-1981), Academia Europea, Northrhine-Westfalia Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Hiromi Furusho, August 26, 1971. Children: Tomoe.

father:
Anton Kreiner

mother:
Anna Kreiner

spouse:
Hiromi Furusho

child:
Tomoe Kreiner