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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Amsterdam University Press and LeidenAsiaCentre Open Access agreement 30 november 2017

An agreement between Amsterdam University Press and the LeidenAsiaCentre will bring two new publications to AUP’s Asian Studies programme each year. With support from the LeidenAsiaCentre, the Netherlands’ expertise centre for socially relevant and applicable research on modern East Asia, these titles will immediately be made available under AUP’s Gold Open Access scheme.

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Paralympic Games, Tokyo 2020 25 oktober 2017

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.

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Report ACAF: China’s 19th Party Congress 23 oktober 2017

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.

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Asian Food Summer School 19 oktober 2017

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.

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‘Aging Japan’ Closing Conference – POSTPONED

12 december 2017 |  10:00 - 17:30

Due to sudden unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Tuesday's 'Aging Japan' conference has to be postponed. We will inform you soon with a new date, most likely in February 2018. 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.

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