Projects in 2018

In what ways is Asia important for the Netherlands, and what does the Netherlands mean for Asia?

Our research will contribute to strengthening and improving the relations and understanding between people, organisations and governments in Asia and the Netherlands. As the expertise centre for modern Asia in the Netherlands, the Foundation LeidenAsiaCentre focuses primarily on East Asia: China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea and Singapore. At a later stage we will expand our activities, first to South-East Asia and in particular Indonesia, and in the longer term to other Asiatic regions. The emphasis is on the nature and consequences of globalisation that are leading to ever greater interconnectivity between Asia and Europe. This encompasses the broadest range of relations between the Netherlands and Asia, including the economy, politics and diplomacy, as well as society and culture.

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Projects in 2018

In 2018 the LeidenAsiaCentre has started new projects which have enlarged the scope of its research. The projects that are still running or have been completed under the 2016-2017 core themes can be found here: “Europe and Asia“, People, rights and human rights” and “Culture and lifestyle“.


Resolving labour shortages? The digital transformation of working practices in the Japanese service sector: Saori Shibata

Strategic impact of Chinese investment in Europe: Frank Pieke

The Road to Tokyo 2020 Project: Access to sports for the disabled in Japan and The Netherlands: Kasia Cwiertka & Anoma van der Veere

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia: On paper and in practice: Remco Breuker & Imke van Gardingen

Leiden Network for Japan Constitutional Research: Bryce Wakefield & Erik Herber

Impact of China on higher education, research and academic freedom in Europe: Frank Pieke