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AMT’s mission includes encouraging innovative high-quality research in Leiden on Asia. On this page you will find an overview of AMT related research projects, grant possibilities, publications and vacancies.

AMT Phase 2 Projects

The University’s Executive Board (College van Bestuur) has decided to continue the Leiden University profile area Asian Modernities and Traditions for another four years 2015-2018.

AMT2 commits itself to achieve by 2018 demonstrable results in enhancing the visibility of Asian research both within and outside the academic world, strengthened cooperation between Leiden faculties and institutes in terms of research, impact (valorisation) and teaching, the attraction of new grants or gifts for Asia research, impact activities and teaching, and the development of new courses in Asia studies, especially at the postgraduate (MA and PhD) level. The total funding for 2015-2018 will be €1 million. In addition to some smaller funding programmes, the bulk (up to 850k) of AMT2 funding will be allocated competitively to teams of 2-5 Asia researchers in Leiden, who will be given a budget of €100-150k to develop a field of Asia research and teaching in the course of a 2-3 year period.

Our key criteria in selecting large grant proposals are: 

  1. develops a field or approach to an aspect of Asian studies that broadens or extends currently existing expertise, research and teaching in Leiden; 
  2. involves and develops long-term cooperation between two or more institutes or faculties in Leiden; 
  3. increases the visibility and impact of Asian studies in Leiden.

Based on the applications received for the first and second rounds, five projects received funding. These projects are listed below. We will evaluate the performance and impact of the large grant projects anually.

  • The globalised politics of connectivity and governance in the South-to-West Asian Migration Corridor
  • CANAME
  • Central Asia
  • Postcolonial Displacements: Migration, Narratives and Place-making in South Asia
  • Law and Governance in China

Gulf countries host nearly 21 percent of global labour migrants and a majority of South Asian migrant workers depart to the Gulf region. Despite the global significance of the South-to-West Asia migration corridor, it receives limited attention in scholarship. To address this gap, Crystal Ennis and Nicolas Blarel examine the process through which expatriates across South and West Asian countries become increasingly active in migration governance and diplomacy. Migration governance has increased in complexity and plays out at multiple levels - domestic, regional, and global. New technologies and increased connectivity provide new opportunities for individual actors and collectives to be active in the migration governance milieu. This project analyses the interdependent roles between two levels of actors: South Asian migrants in the Gulf who increasingly take advantage of globalised levels of governance and in their home-state to improve their living conditions; and home states in South Asia which are concurrently integrating the welfare of migrants in their foreign policies toward the Gulf and using migrants as a tool of diplomacy. This project evaluates the long-term effects for global governance of the increasing political embeddedness and connectedness between migration and domestic and foreign affairs across migration corridors.

The project is research-driven, opening a new area of inquiry in Asian Studies at Leiden, and teaching focused with an emphasis on creating cross-faculty learning opportunities. Over a two-year period, this project will develop long-term cooperation between LIAS and Political Science, and open a dialogue on research on Asian regions often studied in isolation.  In addition to facilitating this research agenda, the project will create a shared graduate seminar, fund a Research MA position, organise and host an interdisciplinary, international workshop at Leiden bringing together experts from outside and within the regions under examination, and produce a series of academic and outreach materials.  

Project duration: 1 February 2017 - 31 January 2019

The project is hosted by the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

The project coordinators are: Dr. C.A. Ennis and Dr. N.R.J.B. Blarel.

CANAME develops the theme of digital Asia to investigate the processes of “mutual shaping” between Asian societies and digital technologies and the ways the digital enables new understandings of Asian languages, cultures and societies.

CANAME is designed to achieve three primary goals: 1) the integration of research at Leiden University on the cultural, socio-economic, and political dimensions of different information regimes in Asia past and present; 2) pilot work for a linked digital research infrastructure for the study of Asia, starting with modern and classical East Asian languages, and; 3) the design of graduate teaching that incorporates both critical theory and computational methods to pursue the study of the digital in an Asian context.

The project provides a focal point for research, grant development and teaching on a topic that has, until now, involved multiple scattered and ad-hoc collaborations around the university. CANAME aims to integrate research on Asian media ecologies by empirically studying the culture and politics of contemporary social media and Internet use throughout the Asian region. It further aims to further develop ongoing digital humanities projects such as and and contribute towards a virtual research environment for East Asian languages with international collaborators including universities, libraries, and content providers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Bringing together expertise from the Institute for Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology (CA-DS), the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), and the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH), CANAME aims to extend cooperation with those working on digital Asian cultural studies at Leiden and beyond. We will invite prominent figures in the field of digital Asian cultural studies for week-long visits and host a workshop for local and international collaborators.

Project duration: 1 February 2017 - 31 January 2019

The project is hosted by the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

The main project applicant is Professor Hilde De Weerdt

The co-applicants are Dr. Bart Barendregt and Dr. Florian Schneider.

The purpose of the project is to establish Central Asian Studies at Leiden University. Central Asia is a region with fluid borders stretching into present-day Afghanistan, Russia, China, Mongolia, Iran and the Caucasus; a premodern highway of global interaction and today increasingly important as a centre stage of geopolitical interests. At present, Central Asia is marginally represented within the Faculty of Humanities (Area Studies, History, Linguistics) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (Political Sciences). Although individual researchers work on Central Asia, the region as a whole is largely absent from BA and MA teaching. Furthermore, only few researchers have structural academic embedding within the Leiden institutes despite the fact that Leiden offers a unique environment for Central Asian research and education since major languages and disciplines relevant to Central Asia are being taught here. Within the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, the study of Central Asia is important as it embodies a now ‘missing link’ between Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies in both a historical and a contemporary perspective. 

Throughout two years (Feb 2015-Feb 2017), the project will create a platform for the study of Central Asia in its broadest sense, by uniting and consolidating existing expertise and initiating new international collaboration resulting in joint applications for research funding. Key issues are cultural space, identity formation, geopolitics and heritage. As part of the project a coordinating post-doc position was created, new course modules on Central Asia will be developed, and a series of outreach events will be organized (guest lectures, books discussions, exhibition, conference). 

Project duration: 1 February 2015 - 31 December 2018 

The project is hosted by the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

The main project applicant is Dr. G.R. (Gabrielle) van den Berg 

The post-doc coordinator is Dr. E.G. (Elena) Paskaleva

For current initiatives and events, please view the new Central Asia website

Postcolonial Displacements: Migration, Narratives and Place-making in South Asia, funded under the AMT ‘Large Grant’ scheme, introduces the new research theme of ‘displacement and place-making’ in South Asian Studies and Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. The project aims at bringing together multi-disciplinary research expertise, teaching modules and outreach initiatives to expand academic involvement with South Asia at Leiden University and in the Netherlands. 


Key questions 
Postcolonial Dis-placements explores the multiple ways in which migration in South Asia contributes to the imagining, questioning, subverting and reframing of territories, nations and communities. The project focuses on the contested fringes of the politically divided South Asian subcontinent, across historical and contemporary socio-political contexts, the project asks:

How do people in South Asia engage, resist and support the arbitrary borders that divide, define and delineate the states of the subcontinent?

How are cultural imaginations, narratives, and claim-makings shaped by histories, memories and experiences of mobility and migration? 

The project explores displacement, in the context of South Asia’s fraught history of partition, through two core sub-themes: Mobility on the Margins and Migrations, Memories, Representations. 

Postcolonial Displacements intends to generate new theoretical perspectives, invite multi-disciplinary dialogues, and a rethinking of the area-concept across institutions within the university. 

Project duration: 1 September 2015 - 1 September 2018 

The project is hosted by the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). 

The project coordinators are: Dr. Sanjukta Sunderason and Dr. Erik de Maaker 

The newly appointed postdoc for this project is Dr. Sanderien Verstappen.

For current initiatives and events, please view the new Postcolonial Displacements website.

As a field of scholarship law and governance in China has developed rapidly during the past decade, simultaneously with the Chinese legal system itself. Presently this system is at a crossroad as it faces the difficult task of accommodating China’s transition from a lower middle ‐ income to an upper middle ‐ income country. Yet, in Europe the number of scholars studying Chinese law and government from a socio ‐ legal approach is limited, despite the scientific and societal import of such studies. Even an eminent continental centre of Chinese studies, Leiden University currently dispenses with an expert in this field. 

The project will create a post ‐ doc position for law and governance in China, as a lead ‐ up to a permanent position. This position will: 
1) reinforce Leiden’s profile as a centre of studies on China; 
2) reinforce Leiden’s profile in studies of law and governance in non ‐ western countries; 
3) provide in the need for teaching law and governance in China; 
4) support Leiden University’s co ‐ operation with Chinese universities in the field of law and governance. 

The major tasks of the post‐doc will be to conduct research on the development of rule of law and access to justice in China, notably regarding the protection of citizens against the state, and to develop a large, comparative research grant proposal regarding this subject in Asia. The theme of protecting citizens against the state has become a central issue in China and many other Asian countries with the rise of an increasingly vocal middle class and the need for the government to deal with the injustices accompanying the rise of the market economy. It includes such topics as administrative litigation, petitioning, administrative review, constitutional rights development, and outside of China Ombudsmen, National Human Rights Institutions etc. The theme links up with ongoing research at Leiden University about Indonesia, which will aid the development of the comparative research grant proposal. 

Project duration: 1 September 2015 - 1 September 2017 

The project is hosted by the VVI Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development

The project coordinators are: Professor Frank Pieke and Professor Jan Michiel Otto

Funding Opportunities

Below you can find an overview of the Asia Research Grants available at Leiden University and some relevant partner organizations.


AMT ANNOUNCES ITS LAST ROUND OF APPLICATIONS.

Please see below for a list of the funding opportunities available:

Starting and Finishing Grants

The Starting and Finshing Grant is aimed at assisting Leiden faculty members and academic staff in the beginning and/or final stages of:

  1. A NWO or ERC research grant proposal.
  2. The production or completion of a publication, specifically a book manuscript or edited volume (journal article publications will not be accepted). 

These grants are flexible but are primarily aimed at supporting mini 'sabbaticals' by funding teaching relief to provide the applicant with sufficient time for the preparation or completion of a research grant proposal or publication as stipulated above. Applications will be evaluated primarily in terms of the innovative potential of the grant proposal, of the innovative potential of the proposed or near-completed book manuscript or edited volume, the academic profile of the applicant, and the extent to which the proposed application fits within the research profile and objectives of AMT.

Possibilities for financial support within the ambit of the Starting and Finishing Grant include:

  • Teaching relief for 0.5 or 1.0 per term (buy-out or teaching assistants).
  • Activities and material costs in support of the preparation of a grant application, such as expert meetings or roundtables, workshops and/or conference panels and presentations. 
  • Activities and costs related to the start or completion of a publication, such as teaching relief (as stipulated above), costs pertaining to the production and completion of a manuscript or edited volume for example, the acquisition of copyrights, copy-editing, formatting, translation, image production. 

Requirements and Eligibility

Applications are open to all Leiden University academic faculty and staff, including postdoctoral and doctoral researchers.  

  • Applications for research grant proposals: applicants must be Leiden academic faculty and staff, who are eligible to apply for NWO or ERC grants at any level. If the grant appplication is successful, it is expectaed that the candidate will continue to be based at Leiden. 
  • Applications citing individual and/or budgeted costs pertaining to the completion of a publication (as stated above) will be evaluated on a case by case basis and are subject to the discretion of the AMT board committee. 
  • For applications pertaining to the start of a manuscript or edited volume, a short draft proposal should be submitted in addition to the application form. Eligibility for teaching relief will be evaluated on the basis of a letter issued by the head of the department or direct supervisor of the applicant. If possible, a letter or contract from the published should also be provided confirming future publication. 
  • For applications for the completion of a publication: applicants should provide proof of future publication as provided by a contract or letter from the publisher and submitted in addition to the application form.
  • If the publication contains more than one author, applications should be submitted by one primary applicant and co-author(s) should be listed as secondary applicants. 
  • ALL research grant proposals and proposed publications must fit within the research profile and objectives of AMT.   
  • Applications for teaching relief, please note that teaching relief will only be provided for the duration of the first term of the next academic year (September-December 2019). 
  • Grantees are expected to attend and participate in other AMT activities and events.
  • ALL costs/expenses/ invoices claims and advancement payment forms must be submitted and/or claimed by the 23rd of December 2019.

Expected Results:

  • A grant proposal to be submitted according to the deadlines set by the next round of NWO/ERC applications and the grant targeted, as stipulated on the application form (proof of this should be provided after the date of submission). 
  • For applications for the start of a publication: evidence of the publication or future publication of a manuscript or edited volume, within the time period stipulated on the planning schedule, should be provided to AMT when possible and provided in the form of a contract or letter from the publisher.
  • For applications for the completion of a publication: notification of the actual publication should be provided as soon as possible. 

 Application Procedure:

Application materials: application form + planning schedule outline & supporting documents.
Rename the completed application as: Last name of the primary applicant_StartingandFinishingGrant.
Send application materials to amt@leiden.edu

DEADLINE: 15TH OF APRIL 2019

AMT Individual & Network Grants

 

  1. AMT Individual funding up to a maximum of €2500 and

  2. AMT Network funding up to a maximum of €5000

Applications will be assessed primarily on innovative potential and academic excellence. The funding cannot be used strictly for individual research purposes or to cover research leave. 

Individual funding

Applications are open to all Leiden University faculty and academic staff. The focus of this funding is mainly on research leading towards international collaboration. 

Individual funding will be set up to a maximum of €2000.

Requirements:

  • Funding will be granted upon receipt of all invoices justifying the expenses. 
  • All invoices, costs and expenses claim submitted by the 23rd of December 2019.
  • All advance payment requests and claims must be submitted by the 23rd of December 2019. 
  • Applications must fit within the research profile and objectives of AMT.
  • Grantees are expected to participate in other AMT activities and activities.

If AMT funding is granted to cover travel expenses, please book all your travel via the university travel agent UniGlobe. 
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Application procedure:
Application form: application form + schedule planning outline 
Rename the completed application form as: Last name of the primary applicant_IndividualFunding
Send applications to amt@leiden.edu

Network funding:

AMT will award up to two network grants and funding will be used to assist collaborative events, such as workshops, expert meetings or roundtables and conference panels, especially those intended to discuss a particular call for proposals. Applications must fit within the research profile and objectives of AMT.

Network funding will be given up to a maximum of €5000.

Requirements and eligibility:

  • Funding will be granted upon receipt of all invoices justifying the expenses.
  • Funding can be used to support travel expenses for participants from partner universities involved in the application.
  • All invoices, costs and expense claims must be submitted before the 23rd of December 2019.
  • ALL advance payment requests and claims must be submitted before the 23rd of December 2019.
  • Applications must fit within the research profile and objectives of AMT.
  • Grantees are expected to participate in other AMT activities and events. 

Application procedure:

The applicant(s) should also submit a draft application in addition to the application form. 
Application materials: application form + planning schedule + draft application. 
Rename the completed application form as: Last name of the primary applicant_NetworkFunding
Send application form to: amt@leiden.edu

DEADLINE FOR INDIVIDUAL AND NETWORK GRANTS: 15TH OF APRIL 2019
 

Publication Grants:

 

The aim of the Publication Grant is to support individuals or co-authors in the final stages of the completion of an accepted book manuscript or edited voume (journal article publications will not be accepted). Applications will be evaluated primarily in terms of the innovative potential of the book manuscript or edited volume, the academic profile of the applicant(s), and the extent to which the publication fits within the research profile and objectives of AMT. 

This grant will not exceed €3500. 

Possibilities for financial support within the ambit of the Publication Grant include:

  • Costs pertaining to copy-editing or formatting.
  • The acquisition of image and copyrights.
  • Translation costs.
  • Expert meetings or roundtables.
  • Student assistance.

Requirements and eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Leiden University academic staff or faculty members at any level.
  • If the publication contains more than one author, applications should be submitted by one primary applicant and co-author(s) should be listed as secondary applicants. 
  • The publication must fit within the research profile and objectives of AMT.
  • Proof of the accepted publication must be provided by a contract or letter from the publisher and submitted in addition to the application form. 
  • Grantees are expected to participate in other AMT activities and events.
  • ALL advance payment requests and claims must be submitted before the 23rd of December 2019.

Application procedure:
Application materials: application form + supporting materials. 
Rename the completed application form as: Last name of the primary applicant_PublicationGrant

DEADLINE: 15TH OF APRIL 2019.

AMT Assistance
 

AMT will help you with publication and dissemination of any events and activities related to your application via the AMT websmite and AMT News Update. If AMT funding is used for workshops or conferences, the applicant will be in charge of all organisation (travel, accommodation, venue hire, catering etc.) and applicants will be responsible for submitting all invoice and expenses claims and advanced payment applications. AMT should be listed as a sponsor on all publicity and supporting materials. 

The China Exchange Programme (CEP) aims to foster long-term research cooperation between the Netherlands and China. The programme supports exchanges of senior researchers and joint research projects in all fields of research.

For more information please visit the KNAW website.

Useful information for BA and MA students who would like to study in China or Taiwan.

Go to: Grants China and Taiwa

Publications

Below you can find an overview of recent Asia-related publications at Leiden University.

Members of LIAS published the following monographs.

Remco Breuker
Establishing a Pluralist Society in Medieval Korea, 918-1170 
History, Ideology, and Identity in the Koryŏ Dynasty 

Leiden: Brill (2010)

This book offers a radically different view of the Koryŏ state. Until now scholarship failed to recognize the complicated historical descent, byzantine international relations and multiple incommensurable worldviews of the early Korean Koryŏ state (918-1170). Instead, it subjected these to reductionist categories favouring reified particulars over broader views. Asking how Koryŏ meaningfully dealt with its environment, Remco Breuker rejects the reduction of Koryŏ intellectual abundance to analytical categories, and emphasizes the functional importance of Koryŏs pluralism in allowing the notion that realities were scattered, inconsistent and plural. Here is a convincing argument that Koryŏs pluralism decisively contributed to the formation of a region-transcending communal identity that enabled Koryŏ to engage in a civilizational competition with neighbouring Chinese and Manchurian states, while maintaining a dynamic but stable society domestically.

 

Het rijk der lichten 
(Your republic is calling you) 

Dutch translation from Korean by 
Remco Breuker and Imke van Gardingen

The North Korean spy Kim Giyoung seems to have been forgotten by the government - for twenty years now. In these years he built a life for himself in the South Korean capital of Seoul. He is married, has a daughter and a job in the film industry. Heineken, sushi and Quentin Tarantino are part of his life now. Then he receives an unexpected e-mail, summoning him to return to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. Giyoung is aware that many spies that return are being executed. But by ignoring the call he also puts himself in danger. He is to make the hardest decision of his life while slowly the hours tick away. 

Kim Young-ha was born in 1968 in Gangwon-do, South Korea. He studied in the United States at Iowa State University and travelled extensively through Europe. His astonishing 'urban' debut, I have the right to destroy myself, has been succesfully made into a film. Kim Young-ha is being regarded as the greatest young Korean writer of this moment. He has received many literary awards.

Forrer, M. (2009) 
Hokusai 
Prints and drawings 

New York: Prestel Publishing

 

 

 

 

Goto-Jones, C. (2009) 
Modern Japan 
A very short introduction 

Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Haar, B. ter (2009) 
Het hemelse mandaat 
De geschiedenis van het Chinese keizerrijk 

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

 

 

 

 

 

Kato, M. (2009) 
Women’s Rights? 
The Politics of Eugenic Abortion in Modern Japan 

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ngo, T.W. & Y. Wu eds. (2009) 
Rent Seeking in China 
London & New York: Routledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paramore, K. (2009) 
Ideology and Christianity in Japan 
London & New York: Routledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk, J. (2009) 
Riven by Lust 
Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography 

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Shilin: Leiden University Journal of Young Sinology 

Shilin is a twice-yearly publication and features research done by students of Chinese Studies at Leiden University. Without disciplinary constraints, Shilin publishes papers written in Dutch and English, hoping to contribute to debates and discussions within the student body and the community at large. At the present Shilin focuses on research done by students from Chinese Studies at Leiden University, but we hope to include papers from students of Japanese Studies and Korean Studies in future issues as well. Shilin is published independently and does not fall under the aegis of the SVS.

 

 

Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 

publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews relating to East Asia. The SJEAS seeks original academic papers delving into the past and present of East Asia, primarily within the field of the humanities. Research areas the SJEAS prefers include philosophy, religion, art, anthropology, archaeology, literature, history and culture.

 

 

 

Korean Histories 
koreanhistories.org 

Korean Histories is a new on-line peer-reviewed journal that focuses on historiography as a social process in Korea. Social representations of Korean histories reveal much about the contents, dynamics and functions of historical narratives in society, in particular when unconventional, easily accessible and non-hegemonic sources such as music, art, religious concepts, the internet, blogs, advertisements or literary texts are used. Korean Histories intends to be a platform for articles that engage these issues and use these and other sources across a range of subjects and time periods.

The special issue of the Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal on Access to Justice presents seven articles based on research for the VVI Access to Justice in Indonesia program. The authors are Adriaan Bedner, Laure d'Hondt, Stijn van Huis, Surya Tjandra, Dewi Novirianti and Jacqueline Vel.

The Journal's editor writes: 
"We are delighted to introduce readers to this special issue on Indonesia. It involves a new framework for studying access to justice – moving away from bland concerns with quantitative enumeration towards a detailed ethnographic engagement which examines access issues in ways which affect people’s lives. The concern is not just with the distinction between law in theory and law in practice but with peoples’ perceptions and a plurality of ways in which legal and other mechanisms affect people. Furthermore, it provides a rich corpus of co-ordinated studies based in Indonesia, a major developing country jurisdiction." 

Publications within the Law, Governance and Development (LGD) book series

The Leiden University Press series on Law, Governance, and Development brings together an interdisciplinary body of work about the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries, and about interventions to strengthen them. The series aims to engage academics, policy makers and practitioners at the national and international level, thus attempting to stimulate legal reform for good governance and development. 
2009 was a productive year for the series, in which three books were published. 
 

  • One Billion Rising, Law, Land and the Alleviation of Global Poverty, edited by Roy Prosterman, Robert Mitchell and Tim Hanstad, looks at the results of land tenure reform efforts around the world, and to what extent these efforts have led to development of the poor. 
     
  • Legalising Land Rights, Local Practices, State Responses and Tenure Security in Africa, Asia and Latin America, edited by Janine Ubink, André Hoekema and Willem Assies, combines the description of land tenure regimes with analyses of designs, objectives and implementation of legislation. 

These are the latest publications by MEARC.

Kuo, Ya-pei  (2011) 
Debating Culture in Interwar China 
London: Routledge 
Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics and History 

The May Fourth era (1915-1927) is considered a pivotal point in the history of modern China. This period is usually portrayed as a "Chinese Enlightenment", a period during which total change from the past was sought through the appropriation of Western science and democracy. Conventional narratives concentrate on the dominant intellectual current of the period, the New Culture Movement, as the inspiration for social reform and political revolution. This book challenges that revolution-centered narrative of May Fourth history by showing how the propositions of New Culture were questioned and revised after the initial radical phase. Through a focus on the post-1919 debates on culture, identity, and history, this book argues that Chinese intellectuals reformulated their visions of modernity through critiques of both Occidentalism and totalistic iconoclasm. Importantly, it also argues that the global post-WWI ambivalence towards the idea of Progress in Western civilization impacted significantly on the development of the May Fourth era in its latter stage. This book will appeal to scholars and students working in the cultural, intellectual, and political histories of modern China and East Asia.

Lee, Chun-yi (2011) 
Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset: A Changing Pattern of Interaction between Taiwanese Businesses and Chinese Governments 
London: Routledge 
Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics and History 

Combining government/business theory with empirical studies, this book is the first comprehensive work dealing with the impact of cross-Strait relations on Taiwanese business. Chun-Yi Lee is Associate Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK.

Goto-Jones, Ch. (editor) 
The Asiascape Collection v. 1: Essays in the Exploration of CyberAsia 
Contributors: Bart Barendregt; Young Sook Choi; Jens Damm; Christopher Goto-Jones; Jeroen de Kloet; Thomas Lamarre; Yoko Ono; Fabian Schäfer; Cobus van Straden 
Asiascape Occasional Paper Series: 1875-2241 

The Asiascape Collection brings together the first 5 Asiascape Ops as well as additional essays drawn from a special Asiascape issue of the newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies themed on CyberAsia. It can be downloaded as a PDF, or you can request a beautiful, bound copy for your collection and/or library. 

Zachmann, Urs Matthias (2009) 
China and Japan in the Late Meiji Period 
London: Routledge 
Series: Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian History and Politics 

The first war between China and Japan in 1894/95 was one of the most fateful events, not only in modern Japanese and Chinese history, but in international history as well. The war and subsequent events catapulted Japan on its trajectory toward temporary hegemony in East Asia, whereas China entered a long period of domestic unrest and foreign intervention. Repercussions of these developments can be still felt, especially in the mutual perceptions of Chinese and Japanese people today. However, despite considerable scholarship on Sino-Japanese relations, the perplexing question remains how the Japanese attitude exactly changed after the triumphant victory in 1895 over its former role model and competitor. This book examines the transformation of Japan’s attitude toward China up to the time of the Russo-Japanese War (1904/5), when the psychological framework within which future Chinese-Japanese relations worked reached its erstwhile completion. It shows the transformation process through a close reading of sources, a large number of which is introduced to the scholarly discussion for the first time. Zachmann demonstrates how modern Sino-Japanese attitudes were shaped by a multitude of factors, domestic and international, and, in turn, informed Japan’s course in international politics. Urs Matthias Zachmann is Assistant Professor at the Japan Center of the University of Munich. He has written his doctoral thesis on China's role in late Meiji geopolitical and geocultural discourse and has published a number of articles on late Tokugawa and Meiji diplomatic and intellectual history.

KITLV Titles 2012: Catalogue

2013 

Bedner, A.W. (2013). Indonesian Legal Scholarship and Jurisprudence as an Obstacle for Transplanting Legal Institutions. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, vol. 5, nr 2 pp 253-273 

Vel J.A.C. & Bedner A.W. (2013) Addressing a 'Globalized Social': Mobilization of Law in Global Networks with Reference to Biofuel Production in Indonesia. In: Feenan D. (Ed.) Exploring the 'Socio' of Socio-Legal Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 157-180

2012 

Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M. & Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.) (2012) Kajian Socio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies]. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Bedner, A.W. & Vel, J.A.C. (2012) [A Conceptual Framework for Empirical Research on Access to Justice]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Sosio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 81-114. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Bedner, A.W. (2012) [Shopping Forums: Administrative Courts in Indonesia]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Sosio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 209-240. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Bedner, A.W. (2012) [An Elementary Approach to the Rule of Law]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Sosio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 45-80. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasa; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Huis, S.C. van & Wirastri, T.D. (2012) Australian Journal of Asian Law, 13 (1) 

McCarthy, J.F., Vel, J.A.C. & Afiff, S. (2012) . Journal of Peasant Studies (The), 39 (2), 521-549 

Otto, J.M. & Pompe, S. (2012) [The Legal Oriental Connection]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Socio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 19-44. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Otto, J.M. (2012) [Real Legal Certainty in Developing Countries]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Socio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 115-156. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Otto, J.M. & Stoter, W.S.R. & Arnscheidt, J. (2012) [The Use of Lawmaking Theory for Improving Legal Quality in Development Projects]. In: Bedner, A.W., Irianto, S., Otto, J.M., Wirastri, T.D. (Eds.), Kajian Sosio-Legal [Socio-Legal Studies], pp. 171-208. Jakarta: Pustaka Larasan; Universitas Indonesia; Universitas Leiden; Universitas Groningen. 

Setiawan, K.M.P. (2012) Human Rights: Indonesia. In S. Joseph (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Leiden: Brill online 

Simarmata, R. (2012) . Leiden: Leiden University Press (dissertation) 
Promotors: Prof.dr. J.M. Otto, Prof.dr. G.A. Persoon 
Graduation date: 6 December 2012 

Vel, J.A.C. & Nugrohowardhani, R. (2012) . The Hague: Hivos. 

Wiratraman, H.P. (2012) [Is there legal protection of press freedom in Indonesia?]. Jong Indonesia Magazine, 3 (6)

 

2011 

Fair Land Governance 
How to Legalise Land Rights for Rural Development  


Edited by Jan Michiel Otto and André Hoekema

2011, Published by Leiden University Press

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Delicate Debates on Islam: Policymakers and Academics Speaking with Each Other. 

Edited by Jan Michiel Otto and Hannah Mason

2011, Published by Leiden University Press 

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Vacancies

Below you can find an overview of all Leiden vacancies related to Asian Studies.

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.

Next application deadlines: 
IIAS Fellowship : 1 February each year 
ASC-IIAS Fellowship : 15 March / 15 September 
Gonda fellowship at IIAS : 1 April / 1 October

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