Michael Rudolph

BA and MA in Business, Language and Culture (Chinese)

20072017
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Personal profile

Curriculum

 
Degrees
 
  • 1993: M.A. degree in Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

  • 2001: ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ in Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
 
  • 2008: Habilitation in Chinese Studies at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.
 
Academic career
 
  • 1994-2001: Research scholarships from German Academic Exchange Service; Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst; Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
 
  • 1997-1999: Research Assistant at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg.
 
  • 2002-2007: Academic employee at the Institute of Ethnology, Heidelberg University; Staff member of Heidelberg's Interdisciplinary Research Project 'Dynamics of Ritual'; German Research Council Research Fellow. Field research in Taiwan on 'Nativism and Ritual Revitalisation’.
 
  • 2007-2008: Associate Professor at the Institute for Business Communication and Information Science, University of Southern Denmark, for building up the BA and the MA programs in the Negot in Chinese (BA and MA in Business, Language, and Culture (Chinese)).
 
  • 2008- : Professor at the Institute for Business Communication and Information Science (after 8/2012 renamed into Institute for Design and Communication), University of Southern Denmark: BA in Business, Language, and Culture (Chinese)
 
Teaching and supervision experience since 1993
 
  • BA courses: Intercultural Communication China; Taiwan’s society and culture; Chinese Language Proficiency Courses (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced; Chinese Newspaper language, Business Chinese; Chinese Negotiation Skills). 
 
  • MA courses: China’s Society and Culture; Taiwan’s society and culture; Courses in Cultural Anthropology on ritual and identity formation in postcolonial societies. 
 
  • Supervision: Supervision of BA and MA projects in Chinese Studies and Taiwan Studies; Supervision of research projects in Chinese Studies, Taiwan Studies, and Cultural Anthropology.
 
  • Teaching- and education development: Development of the study programmes 'BA in Business, Language, and Culture (Chinese)' and 'MA in Business, Language, and Culture (Chinese)' at the University of Southern Denmark.
 
  • Study-administrative tasks: Coordinator of the study programs BA and MA in Business, Language, and Culture (Chinese)

 

  • Presentations and talks at international universities and high schools in Cultural Anthropology, Taiwan Studies, and China Studies.
 
 

Research areas

 

  • Chinese Studies (China and Greater China, Taiwan)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

 

Research information

 

Michael Rudolph is specialized in comparative social and cultural studies with focus on Greater China. His research focuses on postcolonial identity construction in Taiwan as well as on psycho-cultural adaptation problems of ethnic minorities in Taiwan’s rapidly modernizing Han society. He has written books and articles on ethnic relations and social movements as well as on the dynamics of rituals in Taiwan. At the moment, he is researching the formation of new ethnic groups on the island in the new Millennium and the impact of the travel of concepts and theories to Taiwan.

 

Research interests

Field research in Taiwan:

  • on child prostitution and the social problems of Taiwan's Aborigines (1987-1989);
  • on the ethno-political movement of Taiwan's Aborigines and its acceptance by the people in the countryside (1994-1996);
  • on the development of new rituals under the influence of tourism and multiculturalism (2001-2007);
  • on the formation of new ethnic groups in the new Millennium and the impact of the travel of concepts and theories to Taiwan (since 2008).

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Taiwan Social Sciences
religious behavior Social Sciences
nativism Social Sciences
multicultural society Social Sciences
elite Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
Aborigines Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2007 2017

真實性與主體性的追求:本土主義和多元文化主義影響下的臺灣原住民儀式展演 The Quest for Authenticity and Subjectivity: Ritual performances of Taiwan’s aborigines under the impact of nativism and multiculturalism

Translated title of the contribution: The Quest for Authenticity and Subjectivity: Ritual performances of Taiwan’s aborigines under the impact of nativism and multiculturalismRudolph, M., 2017, 宗教,法律與國家:新時代的文化複振 Religions, Law & State: Cultural Re-invigoration in the New Age. Chang, 張珣 H & Tsai, 蔡志偉 C (eds.). Taipei: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, p. 323-358 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Nativism
Multiculturalism
Subjectivity
Ritual Performance
Authenticity

The Quest for Ethnic Reclassification in Multiculturalist Taiwan: The Case of the Sakizaya

Rudolph, M., 2016, In : Archiv Orientalni. 84, 2, p. 413-443 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Taiwan
elite
post-colonial society
petition
UNO

Authenticating Performances: Rituals of Taiwan's Aborigines Under the Impact of Nativism and Multiculturalism

Rudolph, M., 2015, In : Archiv Orientalni. 83, 2, p. 343-374

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

nativism
multicultural society
religious behavior
Taiwan
performance

Establishing a Tradition of Migrant Brides: The Aborigines

Rudolph, M., 2015, Immigration Societies: Taiwan and Beyond. Lipnsky, A. (ed.). Hamburg, Muenster: LIT Verlag, p. 23-48 (Vienna Taiwan Studies Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Taiwan
migrant
soldier
wife
marriage

The 9th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies in Sønderborg, June 18-20, 2012, University of Southern Denmark

Rudolph, M., 2013, 4 p. European Association of Taiwan Studies.

Research output: Other contributionCommunication

Activities 2008 2015

Inaugural Conference “AAS-IN-ASIA” 17-19.7.2014 in Singapore

Michael Rudolph (Speaker)
17. Jul 201419. Jul 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Doing Business in China – Culture specific characteristics / Lecture at University of Flensburg

Michael Rudolph (Lecturer)
27. Jan 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

7th Annual Conference of the Nordic Association of Asian Studies (NIAS ) at SDU Soenderborg 04.-08.11.2013

Michael Rudolph (Speaker)
8. Nov 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Press / Media

Flensborg satser på nye kinesiske venner

Michael Rudolph

17/01/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Lektorer rystede over lukning

Michael Rudolph & Helle Lykke Nielsen

25/01/2015

1 item of Media coverage

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Traditionens genkomst i Kina

Michael Rudolph

15/10/2011

1 Media contribution

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