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Tropenkrankheiten in Thailand: Relevanz für Deutschland

Wie kaum ein anderes Land ist das Königreich Thailand bei deutschen Touristen sehr beliebt. Für viele Reisende ist es aufgrund der guten touristischen Infrastruktur DAS Einsteigerziel in Asien. Trotzdem sollte man sich vor jeder Reise von einem Tropenmediziner beraten lassen, um das Risiko währen oder unmittelbar nach der Reise zu erkranken, zu minimieren. Die nicht impfpräventablen Krankheiten, insbesondere die durch Stechmücken übertragenen Viren, haben eine herausragende Bedeutung in der Reisemedizin erlangt. So sind seit Anfang dieses Jahres bereits 3.141 Menschen in Thailand am Chikungunya-Fieber erkrankt, das durch das gleichnamige Virus hervorgerufen wird. Die tagaktive Stechmücke, die dieses Virus in Thailand überträgt, kommt mittlerweile auch in Deutschland vor. Anhand von aktuellen klinischen und diagnostischen Fällen möchte ich einige ausgewählte tropische Virosen vorstellen und Ihnen einen aktuellen Überblick über die Klinik, Diagnostik und Epidemiologie dieser Erkrankungen geben. Darüber hinaus werde ich auf die Gefahr autochthoner Infektionen mit tropischen Erregern in Deutschland eingehen.

 

Dienstag, 4. Juni 2019
18—20 Uhr Raum 122

 

Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

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Von Geistern und magischen Amuletten: Volksglaube und Volkskultur in Thailand

Noch heute spielt der Glaube an das Magische eine wichtige Rolle in Thailand. Er steht dabei in einem harmonischen Verhältnis zum Buddhismus und begleitet das Leben der meisten Thailänder Tag für Tag.

 

Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

Mittwoch, 8. Mai 2019
18-20 Uhr Raum 120

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Vertretung für den Mega-Tempel: Wat Phra Dhammakayas studentische „Clubs“

Wat Phra Dhammakaya (Thammakai) ist Thailands größter, aber auch umstritten-ster Tempel. Er ist das Zentrum einer Bewegung, zu der sich Hunderttausende, wenn nicht Millionen, Thailänder beken-nen. Seit den 1970er Jahren ist Wat Phra Dhammakaya auch an den Universitäten aktiv.

Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

Samstag, 27. April 2019
14:30 Uhr Raum 122

 

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The Rakhine Crisis – 220 Years Ago A Historical Conflict Mapping

The conflicts exploding in the last years on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh – mostly referred to as the “Rohingya crisis” in the media – has caused extremely controversial and emotional discussions.

Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
18.15h room 121

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The Tham Luang Cave Rescue Incident : An Utopian Model for Humanity in the Globalized Context

This is the retrospective analysis of the Tham Luang Cave Rescue Incident at Chiang Rai, Thailand, one of the world‘s most complex and gruelling rescue operations, which sparked celebration of “mission impossible” from around the world. The lecture will discuss the operation’s manifold dimensions, locally and globally. How and why did this operation stir up solidarity and humanity at its best as an Utopian model in the context of a Globalized World.

Place: Universität Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Room 123
Time: Thursday, 24 January 2019, 18:15
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From Saffron Revolution to Mabatha : Religion and Nationalism in Burma

In 2007, a social movement of Buddhist monks took to the streets to protest against the military junta and to support Aung San Suu Kyi. This movement coincided with the student movement and was violently suppressed, because the generals wanted to  keep in power and were afraid of the revenge  of the National League for Democracy (NLD).  Now, things are changing.

 

Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmung-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

 

Thursday, 10 January 2019
18.15h room 123
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika-Institut
Edmung-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
20146 Hamburg

 

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THAI-TAG 2018

THAI-TAG 2018
Spannende Vorträge, kulturelles Programm, und kulinarische Verwöhnung

Datum : 8. Dezember 2018, 10:45 – 15:30 Uhr
Ort : Edmund-Siemens-Alle 1., Ostflügeö, 20146 Hamburg
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The Foreign Policy of Germany and Thailand in the Era of Otto von Bismarck and King Chulalongkorn in Comparative Perspective

Thailand and Germany have a successful history of almost 160 years of bilateral relations, in the fields of trade and economic cooperation as well as in the cultural, scientific and educational fields and are intensifying their people-to-people relations. During the 19th century, Prussia, and later the German Empire, was an absolute monarchy. Domestically, it was at the crossroads between the old policies of an institutional balance of power and a new policy of Realpolitik. Internationally, Bismarck decided to bind the other European powers to Germany with secret alliance and treaties in order to maintain the status quo. At the same time, Siam (Thailand) made efforts to resist colonial powers. King Chulalongkorn (r. 1868–1910) had the wisdom to understand that Thailand would have to be modernized if she wanted to preserve her independence. Therefore, the King visited Europe twice, in 1897 and 1907. Significantly, the two visits to Europe of King Chulalongkorn were considered vital for the survival of Siam in the time of European colonization. They strengthened the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Germany which were forged during the Eulenburg mission of 1862. In this lecture, Social Constructivism and Linkage Politics are used as theoretical frameworks to analyze the foreign policies of both Germany and Thailand in terms of national identity building through foreign policy action as well as to compare the bilateral relations of the two countries.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3.15 p.m.
Room 122 Universität Hamburg Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost
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Thai Tag 2017

Colloquium: Vor 250 Jahren: der Fall Ayutthayas und die Gründung ThonburisColloquium: Thonburis
(250 Years Ago: Commemorating the Fall of Ayutthaya(Ayutthaya and the Founding of Thonburi)

December 9, 2017 9:30 – 17:15 Room 221

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Veranstaltung am 9.11.2017 an der Universität Hamburg

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Buddhism, knowledge, and power: Reflections on the modern fashioning of a tradition, from global to local contexts

Proponents of using the umbrella term ‘Buddhism’ as an encompassing category for an ensemble of traditions developed and preserved by diverse populations in South, East, and Southeast Asia, have long succeeded in establishing it as a full-right member in the family of ‘world religions’. The apparent naturalness of the concept hides the complex processes through which the category itself and its defining features have historically taken shape in different Asian (and now also non-Asian) localities, where ‘Buddhism’ has always been entangled in intricate webs of knowledge and power.

Dienstag, den 7. November 2017
Zeit: 18:00-20:00
Ort: Raum 122
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost

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Virtual Scripts: New Technologies and the Self-fashioning of Monastic Identities in Contemporary Sipsong Pann

Sipsong Panna, in Yunnan (China), has been long part of the ‘cultural region of the tham script’ in mainland Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, tham texts, and with them temple education as a whole, struggle to find its relevance today. While textual knowledge is valued among village communities, the temporary nature of ordination accounts for the little interest most Lue monastics show toward the study of Buddhist and vernacular books. Since the state led development of a reformed, simplified alphabet for Tai language in the 1950s circumscribed the use of tham texts to the temple, present day Lue novices and young monks in particular seem to attach more value to the mastering of contemporary mediums of communication whose main language of communication is Mandarin.

Dienstag, den 7. November 2017
Zeit: 14:00-16:00
Ort: Raum 232
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost

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„Luk-Thung-Lieder“, eine thailändische, volkstümliche Liedart: humorvoll und gesellschaftskritisch

Der Vortrag behandelt das Genre der volkstümlichen Luk-Thung-Lieder, eine Volksliedart aus dem Nordosten Thailands. Luk-Thung-Lieder sind unter den Thais sehr populär, zum einen wegen des fröhlichen Rhythmus, zum anderen wegen ihrer lustigen, zuweilen spöttischen Texte, welche das Leben und die Gesellschaft des ländlichen Thailand widerspiegeln.

Samstag, den 13. Mai 2017
Zeit: 15 Uhr
Ort: Raum 221
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost

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Buddhism and its others local comparisons of ritual and religion in upland Laos

Buddhism and its others local comparisons of ritual and religion  in upland Laos will be conducted by Guido Sprenger. Prof. Sprenger is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Institute of Ethnology, University of Heidelberg since 2010. He has done research on ritual, cosmology and transculturality in the uplands of Laos since 2000. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, from 2004 to 2007, and a Junior Professor in Münster, Germany, from 2007 to 2010. He has published his research in the Journal of Asian Studies, Anthropological Theory, Anthropology Today and others. His research interests include ritual, exchange, human-environment relations, animism, kinship and social morphology, cultural identity, gender and sexuality.

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Donnerstag den 4. Mai 2017
Zeit: 18 ct
Ort: Raum 122
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
Flügel Ost


Buddhist Mobilities in Early Southeast Bagan and Angkor Re-considered

Buddhist Mobilities in Early Southeast  Bagan and Angkor Re-considered will be conducted by Dr. Tilman Frasch.  Dr. Tilman Frasch is Reader in Asian History at the Department of History, Politics & Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He studied South Asian History, Indian Languages (Indology) and European History at Heidelberg University, where he also gained MA and PhD degrees with dissertations on the early history of Myanmar (Burma). After teaching at Heidelberg University and holding research fellowships at Manchester and Singapore he joined MMU in 2006.

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Dienstag, den 2. Mai 2017
Zeit: 16:00 – 18:00
Ort: VMP-6 Hörsaal F Universität Hamburg Von Melle Park 6


Die Universität Hamburg präsentiert im Sommersemester 2017 eine interessante Ringvorlesung unter dem Motto »Flows of Change: Rivers, Megacities and Mobility in Southeast Asia«

Die Universität Hamburg präsentiert im Sommersemester 2017 eine interessante Ringvorlesung unter dem Motto »Flows of Change: Rivers, Megacities and Mobility in Southeast Asia«. Das umfangreiche Vortragsprogramm ist öffentlich und wird im Rahmen des Allgemeinen Vorlesungswesens angeboten. Der Besuch der Vorträge ist kostenlos. Zugangsvoraussetzungen oder Teilnahmebeschränkungen gibt es nicht. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich. Mehrere Vorträge haben einen Bezug zu Thailand und seinen Nachbarn Birma, Laos und Kambodscha.

 

Die Serie beginnt am Dienstag, den 11. April um 16 Uhr ct, ORT: Philosophenturm Raum F (Von-Melle-Park 6) und endet am 4. Juli.


Ten Months after the Change of Government in Myanmar – What has Really Changed?

The lecture will be divided in three parts.

The first one will give an overview on Myanmar’s hybrid political culture in which Buddhist (notably the tradition of the Mahasammata) and Western elements are merged.

Part two will present some experiences from a recent visit to the country in January 2016.

The last section will try to draw some conclusions about the future developments.

 

Mittwoch den 25. Januar 2017

Zeit: 18 ct
Ort: Raum 232
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost


Translated for the Glass Cabinet Only? Thai Translations of Buddha’s Word Examined in Their Cultural Context

Buddhism in contemporary Thailand is labelled “Theravada Buddhism” while the “Pali canon”, or the “Tipitaka”, is regarded as the canonical scriptures of this branch of Buddhism. In this lecture, Susanne Ott will not only reflect on canonization and the general role of translation in creating “-isms” and underpinning identities and power relations. She will mainly draw from her context-oriented research about the Thai translations of the Tipitaka, thereby viewing translation not as a merely linguistic but as a cultural phenomenon. Driven by the question as to why Thai translations of the Tipitaka are sometimes criticized for their poor intelligibility and “clunkiness”, the following aspects will be reflected on: the role of the scriptures, the purpose of the translations, target audience, agents involved in translating and the place of politics in the whole process, the different concepts and ideas about translation used in various contexts and fields in Thailand, traditional Pali education and other related aspects of cultural history.

Dienstag 17.01.2017

18:15-19:45 Uhr

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

Asien-Afrika-Institut: Raum 120


Rulers, Guardians, Arbitrators? The Military and Democratization in Myanmar

Myanmar’s democratization has been described as one of the most remarkable political openings of the last half decade outside of the political changes in the Arab world. After nearly 50 years of military rule, President Thein Sein has introduced far reaching political reforms that have transformed the long term military regime. These reforms culminated in the historic November 8, 2015 elections and brought a democratic regime under the informal leadership of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi into power. What is the role of the military in this process? How can we explain the military’s behavior during the last half-decade? The lecture demonstrates that the military is guarding the political system from a position of strength. Moreover, the challenges for the new democratic government to establish a civilian control over the military in the midst of a rapidly changing state will be discussed.

Montag den 7. November 2016
Zeit: 18 –20 Uhr
Ort: Raum 120
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost


The Political Role of the Military in Myanmar and Thailand

While the histories of the involvement of the Myanmar and Thai armies in politics are very different, for a variety of reasons, they are both currently in much the same position, despite the apparent contrast between the Thai army which now rules in its own name and the Myanmar army which not. Created by contrasting types of regimes and circumstances, they have come to share similar perceptions of their roles and obligations in domestic politics. With an emphasis on the Myanmar case, contrasting with the situation in recent years in Thailand, the lecture will attempt to assess the possibilities for future civil-military relations in Thailand and Myanmar. Much remains unknown and perhaps unknowable, but the past may point to the future. Analysis needs to avoid making sweeping generalisations but look at the facts on the ground before offering prognostications.

Dienstag, den 28. Juni 2016
Zeit: 18 –20 Uhr
Ort: Raum 232
Universität Hamburg
Asien-Afrika Institut
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1,
Flügel Ost