Opening Conference of the Leiden Asia year: The Netherlands, China and Europe
- Thursday 9 February 2017
- Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
2311 CS Leiden
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. The LeidenAsiaCentre will host the opening conference of the Leiden Asia Year on February 9, 2017.
The theme of the conference will be China, the Netherlands and Europe.
This conference will also be the occasion where the findings of the research on “China in the Netherlands” and “the Netherlands in China”, conducted over the past 18 months, will be discussed during several break-out sessions. The findings of the research have been digested by Frank Pieke and Garrie van Pinxteren into the the book "Nederland door Chinese ogen", of which copies will be handed out to the participants. Additionally, the conference will host lectures and a panel discussion concerning the relationship between China, Europe and the Netherlands.
The after-party, a China Pubquiz, will be hosted by Guanxi China Network and takes place in Utrecht.