Richard Trappl (Herr Prof.)
- Richard Trappl was born in Vienna in 1951, he had studied Germanic Studies and Sinology at the University of Vienna and made his PhD in 1978. 1974/75 he had studied Chinese language in Beijing. From 1978 onwards he was assistant and assistant professor at the Department of Sinology in the University of Vienna. 2003 after his habilitation he became Associate Professor for Sinology. From 1997 until 2011 he was University Representative for China Affairs of the University of Vienna. Since 2006 until present he is the Austrian Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna. 2011 he became Honorary Professor at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), 2019 Guest Professor at Beijing Language and Culture University. His focusses in research and teaching are classical and modern Chinese Literature and Chinese-Western intercultural studies. Since 1974 he has made frequent visits to China and other East Asian countries for research and research organization. He gave numerous lectures in China, Europe and the Americas. Until present he teaches Chinese Literature the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna and Chinese culture and international relations at the Austrian Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.
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