Themes and projects

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 are: ‘Europe and Asia’, ‘People, Rights and Human Rights’ and ‘Lifestyle and Culture’.

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Europe and Asia

Asia is becoming more directly and visibly present in Europe; and conversely Europe is becoming more prominently present in Asia. Our research in this field focuses in the first instance on connections between China and the Netherlands and will at a later stage be broadened to include East Asia and Europe.

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OTHER PROJECTS UNDER THIS THEME

Chinese farm investments in Tajikistan: who drives what, why and how.
Researcher: Irna Hofman

People, rights en human rights

The interdependence of Asia and Europe has not only advantages, it also facilitates human rights violations when, for example Asian migrants, both in Europe and in Asia itself, are forced to work in deplorable conditions.

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OTHER PROJECTS UNDER THIS THEME

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

Culture and lifestyle

The standard of living in large parts of East Asia approaches or surpasses that of the Netherlands and other Western European countries. Prosperity and globalisation also involve an increasing number of agreements and an ever broader exchange. Under this theme we research the cultural relations between East Asia and Europe in the field of tension between globalisation and localisation.

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OTHER PROJECTS UNDER THIS THEME

OTHER PROJECTS UNDER THIS THEME

How popular culture in Japan has framed the discourse on security in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Onderzoeker: Bryce Wakefield