Katja Triplett holds a doctorate in the Study of Religions, Japanese Linguistics and Anthropology from Marburg University, and was affiliated at CeMEAS until 2018.
From 2012 – 2016 she was professor for the Study of Religions at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen. From 2007 – 2012 she held the rank of associate professor at the Department of the Study of Religions and worked as curator of the Museum of Religions (Religionskundliche Sammlung) at Marburg University. Prior to that she held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS, University of London (2004-2005). Currently she is a Senior Researcher at the University of Leipzig.
Main research interests:
Japanese religion and society; religion and medicine; East Asian Buddhism; Buddhism in (modern) Turkey; religious visual representations and material culture
Current research projects:
Katja Triplett is director of a research project on “Japan’s Translated Religion: Christianity, Transculturality and Translation Cultures in the 16th-17th Century” at the University of Leipzig. Her project is part of the German Research Foundation Priority Programme SPP 2130 “Early Modern Translation Cultures (1450–1800)”.
See: Japan’s Translated Religion
Triplett, Katja. Buddhism and Medicine in Japan: A Topical Survey (500-1600 CE) of a Complex Relationship. Religion and Society 81. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019.
Triplett, Katja. “Religion, Medicine and the Notion of Charity in Early Jesuit Missionary Pursuits in Buddhist Japan.” Journal of Religion in Japan 8/1-3 (2019): 46-75.
Triplett, Katja. “Buddhist Monastic Physicians’ Encounters with the Jesuits in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Japan, As Told from Both Sides.” In Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources, edited by C. Pierce Salguero, 3-15. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Triplett, Katja. “On Sickness, Society, and the New Self in Early Edo Japan: Soshin’s Dharma Words (Seventeenth Century).” In Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources. Edited by C. Pierce Salguero, 16-21. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.
Triplett, Katja. “Pediatric Care and Buddhism in Premodern Japan: A Case of Applied ‘Demonology’?” Asian Medicine (Special Issue “Religion and Medicine” edited by Katrin Killinger, Christoph Kleine and Katja Triplett) 14/2 (2019): 313–341.
Triplett, Katja, with Katrin Killinger and Christoph Kleine. “Distinctions and Differentiations between Medicine and Religion.” Asian Medicine (Special Issue “Religion and Medicine” edited by Katrin Killinger, Christoph Kleine and Katja Triplett) 14/2 (2019): 233–262.
Triplett, Katja. “The Japanese Jesuit Contemptus Mundi (1596) of the Bibliotheca Augusta: A Brief Remark on a New Discovery.” Journal of Jesuit Studies 5.1 (2018): 123-127.
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