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Het LeidenAsiaCentre genereert nieuwe kennis over het moderne Azië die beantwoordt aan een directe maatschappelijke vraag.
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Actieve samenwerking met maatschappelijke partners in kennisdeling en de ontwikkeling van nieuw relevant onderzoek.
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Onderzoek en activiteiten vinden plaats binnen de drie kernthema’s: ‘Europa en Azië’, ‘Mensen, rechten en mensenrechten’ en ‘Levensstijl en cultuur’.
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Starting off as an archery demonstration in Aylesbury, England in 1948, the Paralympic Games have grown into an event with global proportions. With the inclusion of more athletes and more participating countries, the Paralympic Games have become the second biggest sporting event in the world, being second only to the Olympic Games. In 2020 the Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
On the 18th of October 2017 the five-yearly Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) started. Two days before, on the 16th of October, the LeidenAsiaCentre held its second Asia Current Affairs Forum (ACAF) to shed light on the context of the Party Congress. The ACAF is an initiative designed to periodically assembly experts on the Asian region to debate upcoming or current issues of relevance to a broad audience in line with the goals of the Leiden Asia Centre.
Leiden University enjoys a world-wide reputation for its expertise on Asia and for its Asian collections. To coincide with the official opening of The Asian Library in September 2017, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), LeidenAsiaCentre (LAC) and the Shared Taste Project at Leiden University hosted a Summer School devoted to the academic study of Asian Food for MA/PhD students and early career scholars.
China has changed the dynamic in the world order, whether or not it intended to do so. Its fast economic growth has given it the potential to have a much greater influence on the world. As a result, the world is increasingly asking what kind of influence China will have. Will it upset the liberal world order that has dominated since WW2? Will it integrate peacefully into this order? Or will the outcome be somewhere between these two poles, with China contributing to reforms of the existing order?
On the 23rd and 24th of August, the LeidenAsiaCentre held a roundtable discussion to try to answer some of these questions and get to examine what China’s intentions might be with regards to global governance. This roundtable session brought together experts on Chinese political economy to discuss China’s changing international role and the implications of this for Europe.
The Asia Current Affairs Forum (ACAF) is an initiative designed to periodically assembly experts on the Asian region to debate upcoming or current issues of relevance to a broad audience. On the 21st of November the ACAF will organize an event focused on Trump’s tour of Asia in November.Meer weten »
Tension between North Korea, its neighbors and the US continues to increase, with fear of escalation of the nuclear crisis rising each day. On Tuesday 28th November Clingendael and the Leiden Asia Centre will co-host a seminar on the current state of affairs on the DPRK. Speakers from Leiden University and the Clingendael Institute will give lectures about the North Korea policy of the Republic of Korea, the possible role for the European Union, and unconventional solutions to the North Korea crisis. A more detailed program will soon be available here. The seminar takes place from 9.00-15.00 at Wijnhaven Building - Room 346, Turfmarkt 99, The Hague. To attend, please register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgMeer weten »
Japan is rapidly aging. Currently one in eight Japanese is older than 75, and predictions indicate that by 2030 nearly one-third of Japanese will belong to the elderly category. This rapid demographic shift is not an isolated Japanese phenomenon, but rather a sign of a global trend. The Netherlands, too, is faced with a growing elderly population.Meer weten »