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Timo Schmitz (born on 15 October 1993, near Trier, Germany) is a German-Luxembourgish language fanatic, philosopher, journalist, poet and book author. He speaks Luxembourgish, German, English, French, Chinese and Russian on a very high level, but also has basic knowledge of more than 50 languages, especially Turkic languages, Tai languages, Caucasian languages, and Polynesian languages. In 2012, he started to write a poetry collection of his own poems in English which was published in 2013 called “For better and for worse” being available for free download since November 2016, but also on purchase to support the author. Asecond poetry book in English language followed in November 2013 called “Treasure in my mind”.
In January 2014, he published “Der verhängnisvolle Traum und andere Geschichten” which contains stories in German followed.

As Schmitz is a devoted Buddhist with Taoist Influence – as his favorite philosopher is Zhuangzi – he published a German book on Buddhism “Mein Weg zum Buddhismus – Formen, Lehre und Umsetzung” (2014) and “Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism” (2015). The latter one deals with the question, whether Buddhism needs a God or whether the belief in any god is necessary, or whether Buddhism is a rather atheist approach. It is not that structured, since it is an experiment in which he tried spontaneous writing to focus on his main thoughts and arguments. Other works contain his novel “Lucie – Ein Licht aus der Ferne” (2014) and his German poetry collection “Sonnenfinsternis” (2014).

Timo Schmitz also published several “wenzhang” (articles/ overviews) under his Chinese pen name “Sun Nanfeng” 孙南峰 mostly related to ethnic minorities (where they live, which languages they speak, population, etc.), which can be downloaded on Chinese online platforms, and also wrote for the online gaming community LuxGameTV in Luxembourg. From time to time, Schmitz also started publishing articles as PDF-files here which he self-published on his blog to share opinions, thoughts and knowledge. In February 2015, he started the series “Individualism between Moral and Virtues, Government and Religion”, which finally consists of 27 articles. The series depicts his own philosophy, the “New Constructivist Communism” which questions contemporary society, morality and thinks of alternative forms of living. It also questions the phenomena called “culture” and gives first thoughts about the implications which arise out of putting the term “culture” into everything. Further cultural critique followed in 2016, where he questioned the use of the term and critically thinks of the consequences arising out of it. In 2015, he also wrote the series “An Overview of Tibetan History” which consists of 9 articles.

In April 2015, his political book “Tschetschenien und seine Rolle im Kaukasus” was published which deals with the political situation of Chechnya, its contemporary history, conflicts and perspectives. It also gives a deep insight into Islamism and the conflicts arising out of it. His third English poetry collection “Falling Apart” followed soon after.

In summer 2016, he wrote newspaper articles for the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung and lived in Halle (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany), where he practised his journalist writing skills and got further experience in his journalistic activities. In December 2016, Timo Schmitz published “My Archive of Languages”, a book that contains more than 50 languages, which consists of two parts (a manuscript part and a note part), some family trees (Turkic languages, Tai languages, and Polynesian languages), an orthography proposal for the Lingao language, a Serbo-Croatian manual and a Luxembourgish Course. Together with Iulian Mitran, Schmitz handed a paper about Canda in Sententia Conference in Targu Jiu (Romania), which won the second prize, and which was scientifically published.

In the beginning of 2017, Timo Schmitz published his book „Was das Dao leert“ which is an introduction into Daoism, as well as a collection including almost all his online articles that he wrote in English language between 2013 and 2016. New online articles concentrating on religious traditions around the wolrd followed. In July 2017, he published a 33 page long lexicon on his studies of indengenious religious beliefs , which consists of an overview of citations from his own works in which he described different belief systems. The idea behind is to make it easier to find a description in the lexicon paper, so that one does not need to search for every single article in order to maintain the information. In April in the same year, he started publishing poetry in Chechen and Russian language and gained attention in the Chechen community.

Since 2012, Timo Schmitz researches the Lingao language which is spoken in Hainan. As the language is not yet written, he made several tries to create an orthography, and finally presented his ‘Third Orthogaphy’ in his book “My Archive of Languages”. Schmitz also promotes the Luxembourgish language in Germany, since it is his native language. The usage of Luxembourgish in the Luxembourgish communities in Germany is decreasing as many young people nowadays only speak German in daily life and therefore – unlike people in Luxembourg – they don’t learn the language anymore.

 

Published Books:

For better and for worse – A collection of poems (2013)  Poetry

Treasure in my mind (2013) Poetry

Der verhängnisvolle Traum und andere Geschichten [German] (2014) Stories and short stories

Mein Weg zum Buddhismus: Formen, Lehre und Umsetzung [German] (2014) Religious/ Philosophy

Lucie – Ein Licht aus der Ferne [German] (2014)  Teenage Love Story/ Romantic Novel

Sonnenfinsternis [German] (2014) Poetry

Tschetschenien und seine Rolle im Kaukasus [German] (2015) Politics

Falling Apart (2015) Poetry

Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism (2015) Religious/ Philosophy

Poèmes de la pègre [French] (2016) Peotry

My Archive Of Languages (2016) Language resources

Was das Dao leert – Eine Einführung in den Daoismus [German] (2017) Religious/ Philosophy

Collected Online Articles in English Language, 2013-2016 (2017) Collection

My Archive Of Languages – 2017 Edition (2017) Language resources

 

Papers in Academic Journals:

Mitran, Iulian Ilie; Schmitz, Timo (2016): Conservative Canadian Christians and their Role in National Political Affairs, in: Sentenția – Sesiune Internațională De Comincări Științifice Studențești Volum de Lucări – Ediția a VII-a, pp. 33-40 (ISSN: 2248 – 2342)

 

Online Publications:

In China (under my Chinese pen-name 孙南峰):

Basic overview of China’s ethnic minorities, Volume 1 (关于中国少数民族的概况 第一版)- 2012

The women of Hui’an County (惠安女的论题)- 2012

Basic overview of China’s ethnic minorities, Volume 2 (关于中国少数民族的概况 第二版)- 2012

General Facts about the Zhuang and Buyi (关于壮族、布依族的数据) – 2012

The ethnic minorities of the PRC in Chinese Kejia (Hakka) dialect (用客家话叫中国少数民族)-2012

General Facts about the Zhuang and Buyi in Korean (《关于壮族、布依族的数据》 朝鲜语)- 2012

Basic overview of China’s ethnic minorities, Volume 1 in Korean (중국 소수 민족의 개요, 1) – 2012

The administrive divisions on provincial level of the PRC in North Korean Standard language(用朝鲜语叫中国的行政区划怎么说) – 2012

The administrive divisions on provincial level of the PRC in North Korean and South Korean language for comparision (用朝鲜语、韩国语叫中华人民共和国的行政区划)- 2012

What’s the culture and language of Lingao like? – An overview (临高人的文化和语言是怎么样?)- 2012

An idea for an orthography for writing Lingao language – First version (建议临高语的正字法)- 2012

Gaiqsaw gaiqsoq bouxcuengh caeuq bouxyaex (《关于壮族、布依族的数据》 壮语)- 2012

How to say the prefecture level cities of the PRC in Korean? (用朝鲜语叫中华人民共和国的地级市、地区怎么说呢)- 2012

General Facts about the Zhuang and Buyi in Vietnamese (《关于壮族、布依族的数据》 越南语)- 2013

I’m sorry, I can’t speak Tibetan (对不起我不会说藏语)- 2013; Remake 2014 PART A   PART B

A two-scheme categorization and classification of Tibetan dialects (藏语方言分类)- 2013

Revised orthography for Lingao language (临高语修订的正字法)- 2013

A hypothesis about the origin of the Hui’an in Fujian and Lingao in Hainan and their parallels – 2013

 

in German:

Das Gaming-Imperium China March 2014, LuxGameTV Luxembourg

Indien – Kein Gamerparadies (Eine Einschätzung) July 2014, LuxGameTV Luxembourg

Der chinesische Hersteller EASARS ist auf der Gamescom! July 2014, LuxGameTV Luxembourg

Bangladeschs traurige Fünf-Prozent-Hürde August 2014, LuxGameTV Luxembourg

Der uyghurische Extremismus – oder: wie einige Islamisten eine ganze Provinz terrorisieren, 8 August 2014

Die Ukraine – Separatismus, Bürgerkrieg und der sogenannte russische Aggressor, 21 September 2014

Klassifizierung der Tibetischen Dialekte auf geographisch-linguistischer Grundlage, 26 October 2014

Neurussland hat gewählt – Eine erschreckende Billanz, 16 November 2014

 

in English:

Understanding a woman –a man’s perspective (2014)

Tibet belongs to China – And you should know the reasons (2014)

Cruelties of the South Korean education system (2014)

What is Utopia? (2014)

Independence Movements in the USA (2014)

Differences in the Hanja transliteration into Kŭlcha between the North and the South caused by the Head-voice rule in initial position (2014)

The necessity of Cultural Revolutions (2014)

Massacres in South Korea – A glimpse into cruelty (2014)

Human Rights Abuses in North Korea – giving a perspective at the end of 2014 (2014)

Writing Systems for Modern Korean (2014)

The economic situation in North Korea (2015)

Limits of Knowledge (2015)

Who are the Left? (2015)

The Luxembourgish Language and Its missing preservation in Germany (2015)

What’s the difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist? (2015)

Colloquial Country Names in German Language (2015)

Etseg Din – Caucasian paganism from Ossetia (2015)

How satisfied are the people who live in North Korea? – An estimation around 2008-2013 (2015)

Human rights abuses in South Korea (2015)

Secular Buddhism and Libertarian Buddhism (2015)

Russia, the country of great thinkers and modernization (2015)

The forgotten war in Myanmar – Guogan (Kokang) (2015)

What is philosophy and why is it so important for us? (2015)

The Danger Of Political Quietism (2015)

The Importance of Chinese in Myanmar (2015)

The traditional Chinese worldview on cosmological principles and the role of human-beings in the world and beyond (2015)

‘Right Intention’ a.k.a. ‘Right Thought’ in Buddhism – From emotional theory to practise (2016)

Impermanent Reality – a philosophical story (2016)

The differences between Luxembourgish in Luxembourg and in Germany (2016)

24 Riddles (March Riddles) (2016)

Preserve the books you have! (2016)

A modified version of Metta – from the perspective of a practitioner (2016)

The Storehouse-Consciousness – How does it work and why does it affect us? (2016)

The disappearance of languages – myth or reality? (2016)

The “Burmanization” of Northern Myanmar (2016)

What is going wrong in Eritrea? (2016)

The modern history of insurgent-driven Myanmar and post-independent Burmanisation (2016)

“The Flower Girl” in a socio-critical context of 1920s Korea (2016)

Revata and the Ghost Story – A symbol for the question of who we are! (2016)

How Chinese politeness is misunderstood in the West (2016)

The analogical meaning behind Chalabhinna – the ‘Special Knowledge’ in Buddhism (2016)

Is it that bad to live in kamadhatu? – A Buddhist perspective focussing on two sides of the coin (2016)

The meaning behind the story of Suddhipanthaka and Mahapanthaka – A nice Buddhist allegory (2016)

From the creation of the world to the eschatology in Buddhism (2016)

Some thoughts that I like to entitle “Dreaming of a better world, dreaming of a better life”, but don’t dare to (2016)

Brief overview on Vietnamese folk religion and its influence on other religions in Vietnam (2016)

The myth of culture – reloaded. Examples of its inexistence and borders of my thesis (2016)

Implications of the absense of culture for the usage of its term (2016)

Should there be a “Theory of Form of Ugly” in opposition to Plato’s “Theory of the Form of beauty”? (2016)

Is life nothing than a dream? – Consequences of Solipsism (2016)

Feeling like a living dead (2016)

How it might end – Is there an essence of death? (2016)

Death (2016)

Why not everyone who loves Russia is a misogynic Nazi (2016)

Comparison between the governmental systems of Germany and China (2016)

The advantage of Communist democracies (2016)

The relocation of North Caucasian terrorism – A success of Russian Anti-Terror-Operations? (2016)

Chechen child brides and child fighters – Why Kadyrov is not replaced as President (2016)

The main task of Chechen ethics and their contemporary importance (2016)

The importance of the Chechen moral code to understand contemporary Chechen politics (2016)

How to write Chechen names correctly? (2016)

λέγω – the connection of saying and reading in Ancient Greek (2016)

Tracing the traditional Chechen territory in its borders (2016)

Grasping bravery in Plato’s Laches (2016)

A Critical Review of Kim Jong Il’s demand on good literature and his image on literature in general (2016)

and many more …

 

Individualism between Moral and Virtues, Government and Religion

PART 1: The importance of Individualism, 01 February 2015

PART 2: Problems of Individualism, 04 February 2015

PART 3: Conscience and Awareness, 07 February 2015

PART 4: Moral and Virtue, 11 February 2015

PART 5: Solidarity, 28 February 2015

PART 6: On Peter Decker’s Presentation ‘Wählen ist verkehrt’ on 19 September 2013 in Nürnberg, 16 March 2015

PART 7: Classless Society, 31 March 2015

PART 8: The solution – New Constructivist Communism, 28 June 2015

PART 9: Definition of fascism and examples of fascist cruelty, 12 July 2015

PART 10: Concerning the contradiction of Individualism and Collectivism, 7 November 2015

PART 11: On Religion, 28 November 2015

PART 12: Philosophical Principle and Historical Context of the Juche Idea, 27 December 2015

PART 13: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Juche Philosophy, 22 January 2016

PART 14: On Sartre’s Idea of Freedom and his Conception on Human-beings, 9 February 2016

PART 15: The Basic Wrong Conception of a Belief in a Just World, 15 February 2016

PART 16: On Socrates’ captivation on philosophy, the elements who created the world, and his understanding of society, 21 February 2016

PART 17: On Spinoza’s Idea of God and his Epistemological Positions, 27 February 2016

PART 18: On Nietzsche’s Aphorism No. 125, his ‘Overman’ Conception and the ‘Will to power’, 5 March 2016

PART 19: On Dadaism, 8 March 2016

PART 20: Meanings of Constructivism, 19 March 2016

PART 21: The Neoplatonic Wisdom Literature using the example of Plato’s ‘The Republic’ with emphasis on the soul, 8 April 2016

PART 22: Philo of Alexandria, a Hellenistic Jew between Platonism and Biblical Revelation, 11 April 2016

PART 23: The two sides of a divine will and the human role, 01 June 2016

PART 24: Diogenes of Sinope as a rebel and founder of Cynicism, 19 June 2016

PART 25: The radical Nihilism of Fumiko Kaneko, 21 June 2016

PART 26: Pancasila – Indonesia’s Juche Idea or an authentic state philosophy?, 27 June 2016

PART 27: Understanding my philosophy as state philosophy or theoretical philosophy?, 01 July 2016

 

An Overview of Tibetan History

Part 1: The Yarlung Dynasty and the Era of Fragmentation, 15 July 2015

Part 2: Mongolian Conquest and Sakya Dynasty, 19 July 2015

Part 3: New dynastiess – new conflicts. Tibet between 1346 and 1642, 22 July 2015

Part 4: Khoshut Khanate and the integration into the Chinese Qing Dynasty, 28 July 2015

Part 5: Tibet in the Chinese Qing Dynasty, 24 August 2015

Part 6: Tibet in Republican China, foreign occupation and liberation by the Chinese army in the 1950s, 4 September 2015

Part 7: The Battle of Qamdo and the Sino-Indian War, 10 October 2015

Part 8: Religious matters and problems throughout the history, 17 December 2015

Part 9: Timeline, Cultural Regions and Self-designation, 19 December 2015

 

in French:

La langue française en Allemagne – Langue traditionelle de la classe cultivée, 15 November 2014

Le développement campagnard en Allemagne – c’est la cata!, 03 December 2014

 

in Luxembourgish:

Déi Léift zur Wäisheet an är Wichtigkeet fir eis deeglech Liewen, 24 October 2015

Ënnerschider zwëschen Lëtzebuergesch an Lëtzebuerg un an Däitschland, 23 March 2016

 

Translations:

Ankur Chaudhry, Timo Schmitz (translator): Die Rolle des Mobiltelefondesigns für den Nutzer, 5 September 2014, LuxGameTV Luxembourg (German)

Timo Schmitz, Shwe Zin (translator): The Importance of Individualism, 27 June 2016 (Burmese)

Timo Schmitz, Shwe Zin (translator): Problems of Individualism, 19 August 2016 (Burmese)

 

Presentations:

Warum Tibet zu China gehört (The reasons why Tibet belongs to China; German) [presented at 05 November 2014]  Presentation  Handout

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