Dr. Anne Schmiedl

Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Artilleriestraße 70
91052 Erlangen

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IKGF Research Projects:

Continuities and Discontinuities in the Application of Chinese Character Divination from Imperial China until Today (Link)

Selected Publications

  • Chinese Character Manipulation in Literature and Divination: The Zichu by Zhou Lianggong (1612-1672). Prognostication in History vol. 3 (Leiden: Brill, 2020).
  • "From Religious to Secular to Postsecular? On the Continuity of Divination in Chinese-speaking Countries." 2019: Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung 40 (2017), pp. 187-212.
  • "Written in Stone? On Creative Strategies in Chinese Character Divination." International Journal of Divination and Prognostication 1 (2019), pp. 75-99.
  • "Glyphomancy." In: Handbook of Chinese Divination Techniques, ed. Stephen Kory. Leiden: Brill (Forthcoming).

Curriculum Vitae

Anne Schmiedl holds an M.A. in English Cultural Studies, Japanese Studies, and Chinese Studies from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). She wrote her PhD thesis on Chinese Character Manipulation in Literature and Divination: The Zichu by Zhou Lianggong (1612-1672) with a scholarship by Villigst e.V. Her thesis, published by Brill in the series Prognostication in History in 2020, received the "Lilli-Bechmann-Rahn-Award" of FAU. Her time as an undergraduate and graduate student included research stays at Tokyo University and Yamaguchi University (Japan), Shandong University (Jinan, PRC), National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan), and Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea). After working at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication" at FAU, she is now employed at the "Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations", Chair for Chinese Studies, at FAU as a research fellow, where she teaches courses at B.A. and M.A. level. Her research interests center on script theories, literature, and the history and development of mantic arts in Chinese-speaking countries.