ELTE Institute of East Asian Studies

1088 Budapest Múzeum krt. 4/F


Chinese Studies

Prof. Dr. Hamar Imre

Prof. Dr. Imre HAMAR

Professor, Head of Department

E-mail: imre.hamar@btk.elte.hu
Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 15/4
Phone: 06 (1) 411 6500/2954
Office hours: Monday 13.00–14.00, Wednesday 16.00–17.00 Prior arrangement is necessary

Graduated from ELTE, having majored in Tibetan and Chinese, in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 and his habilitation in 2004, and became a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2016. He has been full professor since 2008, head of the Department of Chinese Studies since 2002, director of the Institute of East Asian Studies since 2008, head of the Department of Japanese Studies since 2012, and director of the Confucius Institute since 2006. He has been ELTE’s vice rector for international relations since August 2017. He studies the history and philosophy of the Chinese Buddhist school, Huayan, that flourished in China under the Tang dynasty. He teaches classical Chinese reading and Chinese Buddhism in MA and Ph.D. programs. He was Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Virginia and Numata visiting professor at Hamburg University. He received the Pro Universitate award (Gold Level) in 2010, and the Confucius Institute Performance Excellence Award of the Year in 2011, the Award of the Uniersity Senate in 2016.

Main publications:
• • Kínai buddhizmus a középkorban -- Cs’eng-kuan élete és filozófiája, Balassi Kiadó 1998;
Buddha megjelenése a világban, Balassi Kiadó, 2002;
A Religious Leader in the Tang: Chengguan’s Biography. The International Institute for Buddhist Studies Tokyo, 2002;
Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism, (szerk.) Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007.

Dr. Bartos Huba


Associate Professor

E-mail: bartos.huba@btk.elte.hu
Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 15/7
Phone: 06 (1) 411 6500/2028
Office hours: WEDNESDAYS, 14.00-14.45 Prior arrangement is necessary

Senior research fellow, deputy director of the Research Institute for Linguistics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in 1992, in English studies and Chinese studies, adding a further M.A. in theoretical linguistics in 1995. He then earned his Ph.D. in 2000, also at ELTE. He has taught courses part-time in Chinese studies at ELTE since 1997. He has been associate professor in ELTE’s Institute of East Asian Studies since 2007, and head of the doctoral program in Japanese studies since 2011. His research focus is theoretical linguistics, more narrowly theories of syntax, morphosyntax, and the syntax–semantics interface. He has treated various aspects of Chinese syntax in his studies. He teaches courses in Chinese grammar and modern Chinese linguistics, as well as Japanese linguistics. He was member of the board of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL) between 2003 and 2008, serving as vice president 2003–2006, and member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (2013–2015). He was awarded the Junior Researcher Prize of H.A.S.in 2002, the Bolyai Plaque of the Academy in 2003, and the Officer’s Cross of the Merit of Order of Hungary in 2014. He acted as chair of the organizing committee of the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL–25), held in Budapest in June 2017.

Major publications in the field of Chinese linguistics:
• ‘Locating the Subjects in Mandarin Chinese.’ Acta Orientalia Hungarica 56 (2003): 149–172;
• ‘Chinese linguistics in Eastern Europe: A historical overview.’ In: R. Sybesma et. al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. (Brill, Leiden; megj.a.);
• ‘The V-copy construction in Mandarin: A case temporarily reopened.’ In: Hu, Jianhua & Haihua Pan (eds.), Interfaces in Grammar. (Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia; to appear).
• ‘Chinese linguistics in Central and Eastern Europe, and its contributions to modern linguistic theory’ Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale (to appear)
• ‘Relators, adverbials, complements.’ Language and Linguistics – Academia Sinica (to appear)

Kósa Gábor (PhD)

Dr. Gábor KÓSA

Associate Professor

E-mail: kosa.gabor@btk.elte.hu
Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 15/8
Phone: (36) (1) 411 6500/2023
Office hours: Friday 15.00–16.00 Prior arrangement is necessary

Gábor Kósa holds MA degrees in English (1995), Chinese (1997) and Religious Studies (2011). He defended his dissertation, entitled ‘The Terminological Analysis of Chinese Texts Related to Manichaeism” (ELTE University), in 2006. At ELTE he teaches, among other subjects, various aspects of comparative religious studies, classical Chinese language and ancient Chinese philosophy. Kósa was awarded a postdoctoral scholarship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and spent a year in Kyoto in 2008–2009. In 2014–2015, he received a research fellowship in the framework of the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme, and was a fellow at Clare Hall in Cambridge, UK. His main research focuses on Chinese cosmogonic myths, various aspects of Chinese shamanistic (wu) practices, as well as Chinese Manichaeism.

Main publications:

• “Pangu’s Birth and Death as Recorded in a Tang Dynasty Buddhist Source” [Archiv Orientální / Oriental Archive: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies 77.2. (2009) 169−192];
• “The ‘Sea of Fire’ as a Chinese Manichaean metaphor — Source materials for mapping an unnoticed image” [Asia Major 24.2 (2011) 1–52];
• “The protagonist-catalogues of the apocryphal Acts of Apostles in the Coptic Manichaica –– a re-assessment of the evidence” [in Bechtold E., Gulyás A. and Hasznos A. (eds.) 2011. From Illahun to Jeme. Studies Presented to Professor Ulrich Luft. Oxford: Archaeopress, 107–119].
• “Buddhist Monsters in the Chinese Manichaean Hymnscroll and the Pumen chapter of the Lotus sūtra.” The Eastern Buddhist 44 (2014) 27–76.
• “The Iconographical Affiliation and the Religious Message of the Judgment Scene in the Chinese Cosmology Painting.” In: Zhang Xiaogui 张小贵 (chief editor),Wang Yuanyuan 王媛媛 and Yin Xiaoping 殷小平 (eds.) 2015. San yi jiao yanjiu –– Lin Wushu jiaoshou guxi jinian wenji 三夷教研究——林悟殊教授古稀纪念文集 (Researches on the Three Foreign Religions –– Papers in Honour of Prof. Lin Wushu on His 70th Birthday.) Lanzhou: Lanzhou Daxue Chubanshe, 77–161.
• “The Manichaean ‘New Paradise’ in Text and Image.” Crossroads [Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asia World] 13 (2016) 27–113.

Dr. habil. Salát Gergely

Dr. habil. Gergely SALÁT

Associate Professor

E-mail: salat.gergely@btk.elte.hu
Iroda: Múzeum körút 4. „F” épület 15/8
Telefon: 06 (1) 411 6500/2023 mellék
Fogadóóra: HÉTFŐ 13.15-14.00 Előzetes egyeztetés alapján

After graduating at the Peking No. 55 Middle School in 1995, he studied International Law at the Faculty of Law of Peking University. In 1996 he transferred to the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, where he studied for three semesters. Between 1996 and 2001 he studied Chinese Language and Culture at the Department of East Asian Studies of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), and obtained his MA in Chinese Studies in 2001. In 2006 he defended his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “System of Criminal Law of the Ancient Chinese State of Qin“, honoured summa cum laude. Since 1998 he has been teaching modern and classical Chinese language, Chinese history, literature, philology, politics, and history of Taiwan at the Department of Chinese Studies at ELTE in Budapest. At present he is a part-time associate professor. He has taught Chinese history, culture and Taiwanese history as a lecturer at the Institute of International Studies and Political Sciences at Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU) since 2006. He started to work at the Department of Chinese Studies at PPCU as a full-time associate professor in 2013. He became head of the department and director of the Modern East Asia Research Group in 2014. His main research area is the history of Chinese law and institutions, as well as contemporary Chinese politics and society.

Main publications:

Kínai országismeret. Földrajz, történelem 1911-ig, nyelv; Keleti Füzetek, Bp., 1999 (Keleti füzetek)
Mítoszok és vallások Kínában; szerk. Hamar Imre, Salát Gergely, P. Szabó Sándor; Balassi, Bp., 2000 (Sinológiai műhely)
Büntetőjog az ókori Kínában. Qin állam törvényei a shuihudi leletek alapján; Balassi, Bp., 2003 (Sinológiai műhely)
Kínai nyelv és irodalom. Tanulmányok Csongor Barnabás 80. születésnapjára; szerk. Hamar Imre, Salát Gergely; Balassi, Bp., 2003 (Sinológiai műhely)
Kínai filozófia és vallás a középkor hajnalán; szerk. Hamar Imre, Salát Gergely; Balassi, Bp., 2005 (Sinológiai műhely)
Modern kínai elbeszélők. Tanulmányok és fordítások Galla Endre 80. születésnapjára; szerk. Hamar Imre, Salát Gergely; Balassi, Bp., 2007 (Sinológiai műhely)
Kínai történelem és kultúra. Tanulmányok Ecsedy Ildikó emlékére; szerk. Hamar Imre, Salát Gergely; Balassi, Bp., 2009 (Sinológiai műhely)
A régi Kína története; bőv., átd. kiad.; ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet, Bp., 2010 (Konfuciusz könyvtár)
A kínai alkotmány; szerk. Salát Gergely; Typotex–PPKE, Bp., 2015 (Panta 1.)
Kínai álom – kínai valóság; szerk. Salát Gergely; Typotex–PPKE, Bp., 2015 (Panta 2.)
Büntetőjog a Han-kori Kínában. Typotex, Bp, 2016 (Panta 5.)
• Kulturális hagyomány a Modern kelet-ázsiai államban. szerk. Salát Gergely, Szilágyi Zsolt. L'Harmattan, Budapest, 2016.

Dr. Pap Melinda

Dr. Melinda PAP

Senior Assistant Professor

E-mail: pap.melinda@btk.elte.hu
Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 15/8
Phone: 06 (1) 411 6500/2025
Office hours: WEDNESDAY 10.00–12.00

Completed her MA studies at Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Chinese Department in 2007, and obtained her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in 2011, at the Sinology doctoral program of the same university. She has taught at ELTE University since 2008, her academic position being Junior Assistant Professor. Her main field of study is Chinese philosophy and religions, focusing on Chinese Buddhism. The subject of her research is the history and philosophy of a Chinese Buddhist school, the Tiantai. At the Chinese Department she teaches modern Chinese to BA students.

Main publications:

„Énünk és a világ: A Tang-kori tiantai filozófia tükrében” In: Csibra Zsuzsanna (szerk.): Művészet, vallás, kultúra: Sinológiai tanulmányok Miklós Pál emlékére. Budapest: ELTE Konfuciusz Intézet, 2019 pp. 43-62.

„A Shang- és Nyugati Zhou-kor vallása.” In: Simon-Székely Attila (szerk.): Lélekenciklopédia: A lélek szerepe az emberiség szellemi fejlődésében. IV. kötet: Ázsia, Amerika és az újvallások lélekvilága. Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó, 2019 pp. 25-56.

• „The Concept of Faith in Zhanran’s Diamond Scalpel Treatise” In: Hamar Imre – Takami Inoue (szerk.): Faith in Buddhism. Budapest: ELTE Távol-keleti Intézet, 2016. pp. 49-66.;

• „A mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa sūtra tiantai értelmezése: A gyémánt penge című értekezés címének eredete és jelentésrétegei” In: Távol-keleti Tanulmányok 2015., Budapest: Távol-keleti Intézet, 2016., pp. 7-29.;

• „A kínai buddhizmus története” In: Hidas Gergely – Szilágyi Zsolt (szerk.): Buddhizmus. Budapest: Magyar Vallástudományi Társaság; L'Harmattan, 2013. pp. 121-140

• „A buddha-természet fogalmának megjelenése és korai értelmezései a kínai buddhizmusban a lefordított sūtrák és értekezések tükrében”. In: Távol-keleti Tanulmányok 2010/1. Budapest: Távol-keleti Intézet, 2010., pp. 31-73.

Ye Qiuyue  叶秋月lektor

Ye Qiuyue 叶秋月


E-mail: yezi0823@gmail.com
Iroda: Múzeum körút 4. „F” épület, 1.emelet/17
Telefon: 06 (1) 411 6500/5776 mellék
Fogadóóra: SZERDA 15.30-16.30

1999-ben a Tianjini Tanárképző Egyetemen szerzett BA diplomát kínai szakon, 2009-ben a Huadong Tanárképző Egyetemen kap MA diplomát pedagógiából. Jelenleg az ELTE sinológiai doktori programjának doktorandusza. 2007-2008-ig Taizhou 1. Számú Középiskolájának kínai tanára. 2008-2010-ig a Magyar-Kínai Két Tanítási Nyelvű Általános Iskolában, 2010-2011-ig az ELTE Konfuciusz Intézetben , 2011-től a Kínai Tanszéken tanít. Kutatási területe a kínai nyelvtanítás módszertana.

Főbb publikációi:
• 解读周邦彦的<解语花>,中学语文教学,2002.
• <绿>教案,中学语文教学参考,2004.
• Kínai nyelvkönyv magyaroknak 1. kötet, 2011
• Kínai nyelvköny magyaroknak 2. kötet, 2012

Li Hong

Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 15/9
Phone: (36) (1) 411 6500/5236

Jing LIU

Language Teacher

E-mail: liu.jing@btk.elte.hu
Office: Múzeum körút 4. “F” 16/9
Phone: (36) (1) 411 6500/6597
Office hours: Tuesday 10:00–15:30, Thursday 10:00–15:30

Jing Liu studied foreign language teaching at Hunan Technology University from 2000 to 2004.
From 2004 to 2007 she studied linguistics at Xiangtan University, with a special interest in English and Chinese language, obtaining her master’s degree in 2007. After graduating, she worked as a language teacher in Yiwu Industrial and Commercial college. From 2012 to 2015, she taught Chinese at ELTE Confucius Institute; Since 2015, she has taught Chinese at the Chinese department of Eötvös Loránd University. Being interested in Chinese philosophy and Buddhist collections, she started doing research in this field and has been enrolled in the Doctoral School of Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University since 2013, investigating Stimuli and Responses Related to Buddhâvataṃsaka-sūtra.

Main publications:

Journal Papers:
• “Research on On-line Business English.” Journal of Modern Enterprises Management, 2011, pp 88–90.
• “Research on the Trademark Translation of Yiwu Jewelry Enterprise.” Journal of Jiamusi Education Institute, 2011, pp 243–246.
• “Study on Cultural Difference and its influence on Sino-US Business Negotiations in Yiwu Fairs.” Law and Society Journal, 2009, pp. 333–335.
• “Analyzing Code-switch from the aspect of Memetics.” China Western Technology Journal, 2009, pp. 79–81.
• “Analyzing the Translation of Yiwu Commodities from the aspect of Adaption Theory.” Technology Information Journal, 2009, pp 263–265.

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Olivér Kápolnás studied in the History (2001–2005) and Mongolian Departments (2003-2010) of ELTE. He spent four semesters at different universities in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia (China). He enrolled in the Mongolian PhD program at ELTE in 2011. Since the beginning of 2016 he has worked as a researcher in the Chinese Department in the framework of a project entitled “Unpublished Mongolian and Manchu texts related to shamanism and folk religion and their Chinese counterparts.” His fields of interest are the following: Manchu and Mongolian folk religion (based on only written sources), Manchu and Mongolian historiography.

Main publications:

• “The Manuscript "F" of Sir-a Tughuji.” Inner Asian Studies 31: pp. 165–174. (2016)
• “The Identity of Chinggis Khan’s Father According to Written Mongolian Accounts.” Mongolica 14: pp. 62–66. (2015)
• “Hungarian Sources on the Mongols.” Mongolian Studies 41: pp. 69–88. (2015)
• “Remarks on the Cinggis qaghan-u altan tobci.” Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 68:(4). pp. 373–383 (2015)
• “A Heart-Sutra Fragment from Dunhuang.” Quaestiones Mongolorum Disputatae 10: pp. 1–5. (2014)