The LeidenAsiaCentre organises its research projects within wider core themes. This allows projects to deal with specific questions in context with related projects. Our three core themes for 2016-2017 were: ‘Europe and Asia’, ‘People, Rights and Human Rights’ and ‘Lifestyle and Culture’. In 2019 and 2020, the LeidenAsiaCentre will focus on ‘connectivity’, meaning processes that link people, things, finances, and ideas across different spaces. Our projects will focus on three core themes: ‘Urban Connectivities’, ‘Regional Connectivities’, and ‘Intercontinental Connectivities’. Each of these themes zooms in on a specific context in which connectivity matters, and together they will provide an understanding of how different networks and interactions overlap in the Asian region and beyond.
The projects listed below are currently active. Click on the projects to read the project description and publication(s), and about the researcher(s):
The projects listed below have been finalized. Click on the projects to read the project description and publication(s), and about the researcher(s):
FORMER MEARC PROJECTS
Chinese farm investments in Tajikistan: who drives what, why and how.
Researcher: Irna Hofman
Asia and the Global Second War
Researcher: Ethan Mark
North Korean posters digitization
Researcher: Koen de Ceuster
Crime prevention as a pastime: Japanese citizens’ contribution to low crime rates
Researcher: Erik Herber
How popular culture in Japan has framed the discourse on security in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Researcher: Bryce Wakefield