Ondřej Pazdírek

Ondřej Pazdírek

Email: ondrejpazdirek@gmail.com

Ondřej Pazdírek studied General Linguistics and Italian Language and Literature at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He works as an instructor at the Department of Mongolian, Korean and Vietnamese Studies of Masaryk University, while his doctoral studies at the Department for the Study of Religion of the same university focus on the reception of Christianity in East Asia, especially in Vietnam and Korea, in the light of linguistic evidence. His main research focus is on early modern Catholic missions in East Asia (China, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet) and their cultural and historical contexts.

Research project: Reception of Christianity in Vietnam and Korea in the light of linguistic analysis of Christian terminology

Ondřej Pazdírek’s doctoral dissertation focuses on how Christian religious terminology in Korean and Vietnamese is shaped by the specific historical, religious and cultural contexts of Christian missions in the region. The dissertation therefore deals with the specific case of intercultural and interreligious dialogue in an interdisciplinary perspective at the interface of history, study of religions and philology. The research stay at CHSC is primarily focused on studying the historical background of Christian missions in the region that were institutionally linked to the Portuguese royal patronage

Research period: 1-31 March 2024