Past Events

ACAF: Trump’s tour of Asia

21 November 2017 |  16:00 - 17:30

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.

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AMT Panel discussion: Studying in Leiden from an Asian Perspective

10 November 2017 |  13:00 - 17:00

As we move into the last months of the Leiden Asia Year, it is about time we also listen to some of our very own Asian students, asking them how they have experienced the year so far, and what it feels like to be “Asian” in Leiden:

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Rethinking the South China Sea: A Critical Appraisal

8 November 2017 |  14:00 - 17:30

On the 8th of November, AMT (Leiden University’s Asian Modernities and Traditions project) organises a workshop on the relationship between law and power in maritime and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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Haagsch College: North Korea lecture

16 October 2017 |  19:30 - 21:30

On the 16th of October Professor Remco Breuker will give a talk on North Korea as a part of the Haagsch College lectures.

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Workshop on the CPC’s 19th Party Congress

16 October 2017 |  16:00 - 18:00

On the 18th of October 2017 the five-yearly Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will begin. During this congress the direction of policy for the next five years will be set, and the new Party leadership will be selected. The Congress is closely watched by observers of China, because it will predict the course the country will take in the coming years. It will also show the power balance within the party and the security of current president Xi Jinping’s position. Normally a president serves 10 years, divided in two terms of 5 years. Xi is now halfway there. The Congress is seen as an estimation of how successful his first term has been, and how much of the Party supports his agenda.

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Hello Asia

11 October 2017 |  20:00 - 21:30


Lucas De Man and New Heroes present an evening exploring the differences and similarities between Europe and Asia, focusing on young professional creators.

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Soy Sauce: Taste and Beyond- Public Lecture and Tasting

27 September 2017 |  17:00 - 19:00

From 25-29 September a Summer School on Asian Food: History, Anthropology, Sociology will take place in Leiden. It is co-organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), the LeidenAsiaCentre (LAC), and the Shared Taste Project at Leiden University. As a part of this Summer School, a public lecture and tasting will be held on 27 September.

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European China Law Studies 2017 Conference

24 August 2017 |  09:00 - 25 August 2017 |  15:30

On Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017, the European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) will host their annual conference at Leiden University in cooperation with the LeidenAsiaCentre. During the two days of the conference, various talks will be held on law in China.

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China in Global Governance: Bridging Domestic Interests and Outward Actions Debate

23 August 2017 |  15:00 - 17:00

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese president Xi Jinping made a forceful speech in defence of free trade. Some saw this speech as signalling Beijing’s desire to play a greater global role. But is China really aspiring for global leadership? What role does Beijing want to play in the international arena and what might be the implications of this for other nations?

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Asia Current Affairs Forum (ACAF) Project: South China Sea Disputes Workshop

8 August 2017 |  14:00 - 18:00

South China Sea disputes - a year on On 12 July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague rendered its award on maritime entitlements in the South China Sea. The award was widely interpreted as a major set back for China's claims. China has therefore vowed to ignore this ruling and is perceived by many states as being more assertive

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Debate Night: China’s Relations

20 June 2017 |  20:00 - 22:00

NGIZ Amsterdam, SIB Amsterdam and the Leiden Asia Centre will host a debate night about China's relations on the 20th of June in Amsterdam

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Tibetan Buddhists and the Law

16 June 2017

On the 16th of June 2017, Leiden University will host a workshop organized by Dr. Berthe Jansen in the context of her NWO-funded VENI project “The interaction between religion and the law in Tibet”

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Launch Database North Korean Posters

15 June 2017

Korea specialist Koen De Ceuster has combined 1200 posters from North Korea in one database which will be launched on 15 June.

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Lecture Andrew Oros on Japanese security

7 June 2017 |  15:30 - 17:00

On June 7th, Andrew Oros will give a lecture on 'Japan's Security Renaissance: New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations'

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Opening exhibition ‘Packaging design from Japan’ in Warsaw

30 May 2017

The exhibition 'Packaging design from Japan' will be opened on the 30th of May at the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw

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Conference “New perspectives on the export of North Korean labour”

19 May 2017 |  10:00 - 16:00

We would like to cordially invite you to attend our second conference on the exploitation of North Korean overseas labourers on May 19th 2017, co-hosted by the Database Centre for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB), a South Korean human rights NGO.

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Symposium ‘Show me China: Discover four centuries Chinese presence in the Netherlands’

18 May 2017 |  09:30 - 16:00

Save the date! The Symposium 'Show me China: Discover four centuries Chinese presence in the Netherlands' will be held the 18th of May in the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague.

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Meeting

20 April 2017 |  16:30 - 19:00

The Asia Cafe will be organised through the cooperation of the China Network Guanxi, the Japanese Aluminum Association Kai and the LeidenAsiaCentre.

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Opening Conference Leiden Asia Year, February 9 2017

9 February 2017 |  10:00 - 19:00

The opening of the new Asian Library in September 2017 was the inspiration to mark the year 2017 as the “Leiden Asia Year”. The aim of the Leiden Asia Year 2017 is to put Leiden (the city, its museums and the University) more firmly on the international map as one of the world’s leading knowledge hubs on Asia. "

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(Nederlands) Het Grote China College

30 January 2017 |  19:30 - 21:45

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North Korean Workers in a Migrant Labor Perspective: Their life, realities and legal issues

18 January 2017 |  13:00 - 15:00

Ida Dahea Lee (Ph.D, J.D.), a Lecturer of labour law at Seoul National University School of Law and a Research Fellow at the SNU Center for Labor & Welfare Law, will give a lecture on "North Korean Workers in a Migrant Labor Perspective: Their life, realities and legal issues".

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Panel discussion: ‘China’s Future’ and ‘Reporting EU-China’

15 November 2016 |  16:45

On November 15, EU reporter, the People's Daily and the EU-Asia Centre will host a panel discussion on 'China's Future' and 'Reporting EU-China'. Executive director of the LeidenAsiaCentre, Prof.dr. Frank Pieke, will participate in this discussion and present his book "Knowing China, a Twenty-First Century Guide". The panel discussion will take place at the Press-club in Brussels.

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Symposium: “China: Shrinking Space for Civil Society?”

2 November 2016

Symposium on the following question: "China, Shrinking Space for Civil Society?" With amongst others, Nicholas Bequelin, East Asia Director of Amnesty International in Hong Kong and prof. dr. Frank Pieke, academic director and professor of Modern Chinese Studies at Leiden University. The symposium will be moderated by Garrie van Pinxteren, journalist and sinologist.

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TechTalk Cross-cultural business: Asia

20 October 2016 |  15:00 - 17:00

On October 20, TechTalk will host an event with a special focus on Asia: TechTalk cross-cultural business, Asia."What does it mean to interact across Asian cultural boundaries, in context of having remote Asian management, pursuing deals or in collaborative projects." The prog

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(Nederlands) China Café oktober met Frank Pieke

18 October 2016 |  17:00 - 19:30

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(Nederlands) Discussiebijeenkomst “China, een gids voor de 21e eeuw”

20 September 2016 |  16:30 - 18:30

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(Nederlands) Seminar Guanxi: “Zakelijke communicatie in China”

8 September 2016 |  13:30 - 17:00

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The International Conference on History Education for Peace in East Asia and Europe

7 September 2016 |  09:00 - 18:00

On Thursday, 7 July 2016, the European Association of History Education (EUROCLIO), in cooperation with LeidenAsiaCentre and the Institute of History, will host the conference “Teaching for Peace, History in Perspective” at the Leiden University.

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Conference Slaves to the System: North Korean Forced Labour in the EU

6 July 2016 |  14:00 - 17:00

LeidenAsiaCentre kindly invites you to attend an afternoon conference on the occasion of the publication of the first research report by the Slaves to the System research group: North Korean Forced Labour in the EU, the Polish Case: How the Supply for a Captive DPRK Workforce Meets Our Demand for Cheap Labour.

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Too Pretty to Throw Away: Packaging Design from Japan

10 June 2016 |  09:30 - 17:00

Prof. Kasia Cwiertka, one of LeidenAsiaCentre’s directors, has assembled the exhibition "Too pretty to throwaway: Packaging Design from Japan" together with dr. Ewa Machotka. The exhibition illustrates through museum objects, consumer items and gift wrappings, how past and present are united in packaging design.

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Tourism from China

9 June 2016 |  09:30 - 17:00

In cooperation with NBTC Holland Marketing, the LeidenAsiaCentre will organize a seminar on tourism from China on June 9th.

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