Martin Slobodník

Prof. Martin Slobodník, Ph.D.

Chinese and Tibetan Studies

https://uniba.academia.edu/MartinSlobodnik

Institutional address

Department of East Asian Studies

Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

Gondova 2

SK-818 01 Bratislava 16

Slovakia

e-mail: Martin.Slobodnik@uniba.sk

 

Education and Occupation

1976-84                           elementary school, Bratislava, Slovakia

1984-88                           high school, Bratislava, Slovakia

1988-94                           Chinese Studies at the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Countries of East Asia, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Sept. 1991 –  July 1993  study stay at the Peking University (People’s Republic of China), Department of Chinese culture

June 1994                        graduation, M.A. thesis: “Political contacts between the Tang Dynasty and the Tibetan Empire in the 2nd half of the 8th century”

Aug.1994                         postgraduate student at the Institute of Oriental and African Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Ph.D. thesis: “Sino-Tibetan relations in the early period of the reign of the Ming Dynasty”

Nov. 1994 – May 1996   civil military service

Sept. 1996 – July 1998   Tibetanstudies at the Department of Central Asian Languages and Cultures, Bonn University (Germany) - scholarship for postgraduate students awarded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

Aug 1998 – Aug 2000     junior researcher and external Ph.D. student at the Institute of Oriental and African Studies

Sept. 2000 –                    assistant professor at the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Countries of East Asia, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava (full-time), external Ph.D. student at the Institute of Oriental and African Studies

Sept. 2003 –                    Ph.D., thesis “Sino-Tibetan relations in the years 1368-1434: the Ming Dynasty and the Phag-mo-gru ruling house”, researcher at the Institute of Oriental and African Studies, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (part-time)

Jan. – Sept. 2005             research stay at the Department of Central Asian Languages and Cultures, Bonn University (Germany) – research scholarship awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

October 2007                   head of the Department of East Asian Studies

November 2007               Associate Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies, Comenius University

June 2013    Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Information Technologies

May 2016    Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies, Comenius University

 

 

Professional interests

Sino-Tibetan relations, local history – Amdo region, religious policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in China, Czechoslovak-Chinese relations (2nd half of the 20th century)

 

Field research

 

  • repeated field research in the northeastern Tibet (local history, religious policy) between 2000 and 2012

 

Grants received

 

  • Jan Hus Educational Foundation, June 1998 - April 1999, participant in the collective grant for the promotion of new course “Normative and lived religion” at the Department of Religious Studies at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Department for the Study of Religion, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Research Support Scheme, July 2000 - June 2002, participant in the collective international research grant project “Religion, nationality and identity: religious revival in the transforming societies (Buryatia, Mongolia, Amdo - Tibet)”, No. 1798/82/2000
  • Jan Hus Educational Foundation, February 2001 - June 2003, team leader of the collective grant for the promotion of the new course “Intercultural contacts” for the students of Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Fellow of the Civic Education Project (Budapest, Hungary), Local Faculty Fellow Program, August 2002 - August 2003
  • Curriculum Development Competition, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), September 2002 - June 2003 – participant in the collective international grant for the promotion of the new course “History of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Asia in the 20th Century” for the students of the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia; Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), team leader of the international collective grant “Religious Policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in the People’s Republic of China: A Comparative Analysis”, July 2003 – June 2006
  • Jan Hus Educational Foundation, July 2005 - June 2006, team leader of the collective grant for the promotion of the new course “Religion and politics in Asia: past and present” for the students of Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), project director, “Religious Policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in the People’s Republic of China: A Comparative Analysis”, July 2003 – June 2006
  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung (2007-2009): “Local history of a multiethnic peripheral community: Xiahe County in the 1st half of the 20th century”
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), of the international collective grant “Islam in China”, 2010 – June 2013
  • Academy of Korean Studies, project director, “Implementation and Development of Korean Studies at the Comenius University in Bratislava”, July 2013 – June 2016
  • Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan), research grant “Brothers in Arms – Perception of China in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s”, July 2015– June 2018
  • European Association of Chinese Studies, International Association for Tibetan Studies, Slovak Oriental Society, Slovak Society for the Study of Religions

 

List of publications

(for full text of several papers see academia.edu

A) Monographs

Slobodník, Martin – Breier, Pavol (2013): Labrang – svet tibetského kláštora. Bratislava: Slovart. (Labrang – the Universe of a Tibetan Monastery; in Slovak)

Slobodník, Martin (2011): Politické, náboženské a ekonomické aspekty čínsko-tibetských vzťahov v 14. – 15. storočí. Bratislava : Univerzita Komenského, 150 pp. (Political, Religious and Economic Aspects of Sino-Tibetan Relations in the 14th–15th Cent.; in Slovak with extensive English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2007): Mao a Buddha: náboženská politika voči tibetskému buddhizmu v Číne. Bratislava: Chronos, 250 pp. (Mao and Buddha: Religious Policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in China; in Slovak with extensive English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1996): Tibet - ľudia, krajina, dejiny, kultúra. Bratislava: Fidat (Tibet – people, county, land, culture; in Slovak).

 

B) Scholarly papers

Slobodník, Martin (2017): “Pro Domo versus Pro Foro Externo: People’s Republic of China in the 1950s as Perceived by Czechoslovak Visitors.” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 69–109.

Slobodník, Martin (2016): “Hľadač minulosti Ríše stredu v epoche apologétov ‚novej Číny‘.” In Čínský deník, ed. by L. Bělka and P. Šindelář. Brno: MUNI press, pp. 242–253 [The Seeker of the Past of the Middle Kingdom in the Era of Apologists of “New China”; in Slovak with English summary].  

Slobodník, Martin (2016): “The Foe from the Island and the Friend from the Mainland – Perception of Two Chinas in Czechoslovakia during the 1950s.“ In Studia orientalia Victori Krupa dedicata, ed. by M. Bucková and A. Rácová, Bratislava:  Slovak Academic Press, pp. 223–235. 

Slobodník, Martin (2016): „Od Aše až do Šanghaje dnes už rudá vlajka vlaje“ – obraz Číny v československých cestopisoch z 50. rokov. In: Staré civilizace Asie a Afriky [Ancient Civilizations of Asia and Africa], ed. by Lukáš Pecha. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, pp. 245–268 [“From Aš up to Shanghai the Red Flag Flies High” – The Depiction of China in Czechoslovak Travelogues from 1950s; in Slovak].

Slobodník, Martin – Lelkesová, Viera (2015): “Obraz Číny v maďarských cestopisoch z 50. rokov 20. storočia.” Nova Posoniensis, Vol. 5, pp. 109–125 (Perception of China in Hungarian Travelogues from 1950s; in Slovak with English and Hungarian summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2015): “‘Temples became silent a long time ago’ – Reflections of Chinese Religions in Czechoslovak Travelogues from the 1950s.” Journal of Sino-Western Communications, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 147–162.

Slobodník, Martin (2015): „Východný vietor prevláda? Čínsky Veľký skok vpred v Československu.“ In Podoby globalizácie v Oriente, ed. by M. Bucková and G. Pirický. Bratislava: Slovenská orientalistická spoločnosť – Ústav orientalistiky SAV 2015, pp. 9-30 (The East Wind Prevails? Chinese Great Leap Forward in Czechoslovakia; in Slovak with English and Hungarian summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2015): "'Lamaism, the living anachronism' - Depiction of Tibetan Buddhism in Czechoslovak Travelogues from 1950s." In: The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014. Proceedings, ed. by Martin Lavička and Martina Rysová. Olomouc: Palacký University Olomouc, pp. 111-130.

Slobodník, Martin (2015): “Socialist Anti-Orientalism: Perceptions of China in Czechoslovak Travelogues from the 1950s.” In: Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures, ed. by Róbert Gáfrik and Dobrota Pucherová. Leiden – Boston: Brill – Rodopi, pp. 299-314.

Slobodník, Martin (2014): “Labrang monastery in the eyes of P. K. Kozlov and other foreign visitors.” In: Rossiyskoye izucheniye Centralnoy Azii: istoricheskiye i sovremennyie aspekty, ed. by Tatiana I. Yusupova. Sankt-Peterburg: Politehnika-servis, pp. 241–257.

Slobodník, Martin (2014): “‘Zbohom bohatý, zaujímavý amdoský kláštor!’ –  obrazy Tibetu v cestopisoch zo začiatku 20. storočia.“ In: Miscellanea Asiae Orientalis Slovaca, ed. by Martin Slobodník and Ľuboš Gajdoš. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, pp. 243–261 (“Farewell rich, interesting Amdo monastery!” – Image of Tibet in the Travelogues from the Early 20th Century  ; in Slovak with English Summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Lelkesová, Viera (2014): “‘Ako rybky v akváriu’ – nepublikovaný strojopis Milana Ferka o ceste do Číny v decembri 1964.” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 209–272 (‘Like Fish in a Fishbowl’ – Unpublished Typescript of Milan Ferko about his Journey to China in December 1964; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2013): “Early Contacts Between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and China: The Zichy Brothers in East Asia.” In: Essays on Chinese and Biblical Writings and Their Interaction, ed. by  Raoul D. Findeisen and Martin Slobodník, eds.: Talking Literature. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, pp. 103-123.

Slobodník, Martin (2013): “Tribute and Trade: Economic Exchanges between Central Tibet and Early Ming China.” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 227–246.

Slobodník, Martin (2011): “A Difficult Rebirth: Tibetan Reincarnations in the Spotlight of Chinese Religious Policy.” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 10, Nr. 1, pp. 57-80.

Slobodník, Martin (2011): “Die schwierige zukünftige Wiedergeburt des 14. Dalai Lama : Buddhistische Reinkarnationen Tibets im Brennpunkt der chinesischen Religionspolitik.” Religionen unterwegs, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 4-10 a 35.

Slobodník, Martin (2011): “Kontexty kultúry v Číne a Tibete.” In: Dušan Deák (ed.) – Hubina, Miloš – Slobodník, Martin: Ázia – tradícia a kultúra. Trnava: Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda, pp. 119–187 (Cultural Contexts of China and Tibet; in Slovak)

Slobodník, Martin (2011): “‘Zheli yiqie dou shi tushengtuzhang de, dou mingxian shi Zhongguo de’ – Yuesefu Zeqi bojue Zhongguo zhi xing de riji” 这里一切都是土生土长的,都明显是中国的” — 约瑟夫·泽齐伯爵中国之行的日记 (1876).“ Ouzhou yuyan wenhua yanjiu 欧洲语言文化研究, Vol. 6, pp. 418-436 ((“Everything here is original, everything is so Chinese” – Travel Diary of Count József Zichy from China (1876); in Chinese with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2010): “‘Lay Equal Stress on Farming and Meditation’: Changes in the Monastic Economy of Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in Socialist China.” In: Religious Change, ed. by Milan Kováč, , Tomáš Gál. Bratislava: Ceres, pp. 107-114.

Slobodník, Martin (2010): "Súfizmus v Číne: kenotaf šajcha Čchuan-sin Tao-cua v  provincii Kan-su (Sufism in China: the Cenotaph of the shaikh Chuanxin Daozu in the Gansu Province)." In: Súčasné podoby súfizmu od Balkánu po Čínu, ed. by Dušan Deák, Gabriel Pirický, and Martin Slobodník (Current Forms of Sufism between the Balkans and China). Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, pp. 231-232.

Slobodník, Martin (2009): “Tibetan Buddhist Reincarnations and the Chinese State: Past and Present.“ In: Pyatiye torchinovskiye chteniya. Filosofiya, religiya i kultura stran Vostoka, ed. by S. V. Pakhomov, E. A. Vasiljeva, and V. V. Volkova. Sankt Peterburg: Sankt Peterburg University Press, pp. 338-346.

Slobodník, Martin (2009): “Mao versus Buddha: religious policy towards Tibetan samgha in the People’s Republic of China in the years 1950-1965.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica 3/2007. Orientalia Pragensia XVI, pp. 115-130.

Slobodník, Martin (2009): “‘Tu je všetko originálne, všetko je vyslovene čínske’ – cestovný denník grófa Józsefa Zichyho z Číny (1876).” In:  Našinec v Oriente. Cestovatelia zo Slovenska a Čiech v Ázii a Afrike (19. – I. pol. 20. storočia), ed. by Martin Slobodník. Bratislava: Comenius University Press, pp. 123-146 (“Everything here is original, everything is so Chinese” – Travel Diary of Count József Zichy from China /1876/; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2008): “'Muslim labtse': contemporary forms of Hui Sufism in Tibetan surroundings.” Zentralasiatische Studien, Vol. 37, pp. 119-142.

Slobodník, Martin (2008): “’Strengthen Party and Government Leadership and Consolidate Management of Religion’: Religious Policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in the 1990s.” In:  Religion und Politik in der Volksrepublik China, ed. by K.-F. Daiber and W. Koenig. Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag, pp. 339-358.

Slobodník, Martin  (2008): „Čínska politika v Tibete: historické súvislosti a aktuálny vývoj.“ In: Panoráma. Mapping Security Discourse 2007–2008, ed. by ĽubomírLupták, Róbert Ondrejcsák, and Tomáš Valášek. Bratislava: Centrum pre európske a severoatlantické vzťahy, pp. 561-568 (China’s Tibet policy: historical background and current developments; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Filipová, Monika (2007): “’Ďaleko na horizonte vidíme začínajúcu sa búrku’ – postrehy grófa Ágosta Zichyho z Číny (1876).” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 6, pp. 35-59 (“Far at the horizon we see the beginning of a storm” – Observations of Count Ágost Zichy from China /1876/; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2007): „Alter Wein in neue Schläuche. Die ‘Verwaltungsmaßnahmen für die Reinkarnation Lebender Buddhas des tibetischen Buddhismus’.“ China heute, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 226-229.

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “Mao verzus Buddha: postavenie tibetského buddhizmu v Čínskej ľudovej republike v rokoch 1949-1965.“ In: Štát a náboženstvo v Ázii, ed. by Anna Rácová. Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press, pp. 95-112 (Mao versus Buddha: the status of Tibetan Buddhism in the People’s Republic of China in the years 1949-1965; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “Multietnický charakter Číny: historické pozadie a aktuálne problémy.” Ethnologia Actualis Slovaca, Vol. 6, pp. 94-108. (Multiethnic Character of China: Historical Background and Current Issues; in Slovak with English summary)

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “Náboženská politika voči tibetskému buddhizmu v postmaoistickej Číne.“ In: Politická moc verzus náboženská autorita v Ázii, ed. by Martin Slobodník and Attila Kovács. Bratislava: Chronos, pp. 207-230. (Religious Policy towards Tibetan Buddhism in Post-Maoist China; in Slovak with English summary)

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “Štát a náboženstvo v Ázii: medzi kooperáciou a konfrontáciou.“ In: Politická moc verzus náboženská autorita v Ázii, ed. by Martin Slobodník and Attila Kovács. Bratislava: Chronos, pp. 11-18. (State and Religion in Asia: between Cooperation and Confrontation; in Slovak with English summary)

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “The Chinese Princess Wencheng in Tibet: A Cultural Intermediary between Facts and Myth.” In: Trade, Journeys, Inner- and Intercultural Communication in East and West (up to 1250), ed. by Marián Gálik and Tatiana Štefanovičová. Bratislava: Lufema, pp. 267-276.

Slobodník, Martin (2006): “The Perception of Tibet in China: Between Disdain and Fascination.“ Fu Jen Historical Journal, Vol. 17, pp. 71-110.

Slobodník, Martin (2004): “Destruction and Revival: The Fate of the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Labrang in Socialist China.“ Religion, State, and Society, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 7-19.

Slobodník, Martin (2004): “Religionspolitik gegenüber dem tibetischen Buddhismus in der Volksrepublik China. Einige einführende Bemerkungen.“ China heute, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 97-101.

Slobodník, Martin (2004): “Religious Policy Towards Tibetan Buddhism in the People’s Republic of China: Some Preliminary Notes.” Religio, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 111-121.

Slobodník, Martin (2004): “The Relations between the Chinese Ming Dynasty and the Tibetan Ruling House of Phag-mo-gru in the Years 1368-1434: Political and Religious Aspects.“ Asian and African Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 155-172.

Slobodník, Martin (2004): “Ekonomické aspekty vzťahov čínskej dynastie Ming s tibetským vládnucim rodom Phag-mo-gru v rokoch 1368-1434.” Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 3, pp. 55-72 (Economic aspects of the relations between the Chinese Ming Dynasty and the Tibetan ruling house Phag-mo-gru in the years 1368-1434; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Berounský, Daniel (2003): “The Noble Mountaineer: An Account of la btsas Festival in Gengya Villages of Amdo.“ Archiv orientální, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 263-284.

Slobodník, Martin (2003): “Obrazy Tibetu v Číne: od pohŕdania po fascináciu.” In: Fascinácia a (ne)poznanie: kultúrne strety Západu a Východu, eds. M. Slobodník,  G. Pirický. Bratislava: Chronos, pp. 7-11 (The images of Tibet in China: between disdain and fascination; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2003): “Vzťahy čínskej dynastie Ming  s tibetským vláducim rodom Phag-mo-gru v rokoch 1368-1434:  politické a náboženské aspekty.“ Studia Orientalia Slovaca, Vol. 2, pp. 133-158 (The Relations between the Chinese Ming Dynasty and the Tibetan Ruling House Phag-mo-gru in the Years 1368-1434: Political and Religious Aspects; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (2002): “Obnova náboženského života v tibetskom kláštore Labrang.”  Religio, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 67-84 (The revival of religious life in the Tibetan monastery Labrang; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Bělka, Luboš (2002): “The Revival of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Asia: A Comparative Perspective.” Asian and African Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 15-36.

Slobodník, Martin (2002): “Konštitutívne prvky identity Tibeťanov v okrajových oblastiach - na príklade regiónu Amdo.” Český lid - Etnologický časopis, Vol. 89, No. 4, pp. 351-361. (Constitutive elements of identity of Tibetans in peripheral regions - the example of Amdo Region; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Berounský, Daniel (2001/2002): “Uctívání hor v amdoských vesnicích Gängja.” Hieron, Vol. 6/7, pp. 11-23 (Mountain cult in the Amdo villages of Gengya; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin – Bělka, Luboš (2001/2002): “Vplyv turizmu na tibetské kláštory - príklad Labrangu.“ Hieron, Vol. 6/7, pp.  24-33 (The impact of tourism on Tibetan monasteries - the case of Labrang; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1999): “Vzťahy čínskej dynastie Ming a tibetského vládnuceho rodu Phag-mo-gru (1368-1434).” Historický časopis, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 655-678 (Relations between the Chinese Ming Dynasty and the Tibetan ruling house Phag-mo-gru /1368-1434/; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1999): “Čína a ‘barbari’ - stereotypy v zobrazovaní ‘iného’.” In: Orient a Okcident v kontaktoch a konfrontáciách, ed. by Viktor Krupa. Bratislava, Veda 1999: 90-101 (China and ‘barbarians’ - stereotypes in the reflection of ‘the other’; in Slovak).

Slobodník, Martin (1999): “Čínska ľudová republika - národnostné zloženie a národnostná politika.” Medzinárodné otázky, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 81-96 (People’s Republic of China - ethnic composition and policy towards minorities; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1999): “Tibetský buddhizmus ako žité náboženstvo.” In: Normatívne a žité náboženstvo, ed. by Milan Kováč and Luboš Bělka. Brno, Masarykova univerzita: 125-136 (Tibetan buddhism as a lived religion; in Slovak).

Slobodník, Martin (1998): “Tibet a obrazy pozemského raja.” Hieron, Vol. 3, pp. 133-143 (Tibet and images of a mundane paradise; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1998): “Tibetské papierové platidlá v hodnote 50 tam z r. 1926, 100 sang z r. 1937, 5 a 10 sang z r. 1941.” Numizmatika, Vol. 16, pp. 65-91 (Tibetan paper money with the nominal values 50 tam from the year 1926, 100 sang from the year 1937, 5 and 10 sang from the year 1941; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1997): “The early policy of Emperor Tang Dezong (779-805) towards Inner Asia.” Asian and African Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 184-96.

Slobodník, Martin (1995): “Zahraničnopolitické kontakty dynastie Tchang a Tibetskej ríše /7. st. - 9. st./.” Historický časopis, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 689-704 (Political contacts between the Tang Dynasty China and the Tibetan Empire /7th-9th century/; in Slovak with English summary).

Slobodník, Martin (1995): “Discussions on strategy against ‘barbarians’ - an essay from New history of Tang dynasty.” Asian and African Studies, Vol. 5 , No. 1, pp. 71-89.

Slobodník, Martin (1994): “Koncepcia čínskej zahraničnej politiky v období pred a za vlády dynastie Tchang. “ Historický časopis, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 520-533 (The concept of Chinese foreign policy before and during the Tang Dynasty; in Slovak with English summary).

 

C) Editorship

Slobodník, Martin – Gajdoš, Ľuboš, eds. (2014): Miscellanea Asiae Orientalis Slovaca. Bratislava: Comenius University Press.

Gálik, Martin – Slobodník, Martin, ed. (2011): Eastern Christianity, Judaism and Islam between the Death of Muhammad and Tamerlane (632-1405). Bratislava: Institute of Oriental Studies.

Deák, Dušan - Pirický, Gabriel - Slobodník, Martin, ed. (2010): Súčasné podoby súfizmu od Balkánu po Čínu. Bratislava: Comenius University Press (Current Forms of Sufism between the Balkans and China; in Slovak and Czech with English summaries).

Slobodník, Martin, ed. (2009): Našinec v Oriente. Cestovatelia zo Slovenska a Čiech v Ázii a Afrike (19. – I. pol. 20. storočia). Bratislava: Comenius University Press (Fellow-Country Men in the Orient. Travelers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic in Asia and Africa /19th – 1st Half of the 20th Century/; in Slovak/Czech with English summaries).

Slobodník, Martin – Kovács, Attila, eds. (2006): Politická moc verzus náboženská autorita v Ázii (Political Power versus Religious Authority in Asia). Bratislava: Chronos (in Slovak with English summaries).

Slobodník, Martin – Pirický, Gabriel, eds. (2003): Fascinácia a (ne)poznanie. Bratislava: Chronos (Fascination and /mis/understanding: West – East Cultural Encounters; in Slovak with English summaries).

Slobodník, Martin – Obuchová, Ľubica, eds. (2003): Archiv orientální – Studia Sinica et Tibetica, Special Issue Dedicated to Josef Kolmaš on His 70th Birthday 71 (3). (in English)