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These courses address all language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.
- Chinese 4
- Chinese 2
- Chinese 6
- Chinese 1
- Chinese 3
- Chinese 5
- Chinese 7
LIAS aims to advance the globally conscious vision of area studies, both within and outside the academic community. Focusing on Asia and the Middle East, the institute is a meeting place of multiple fields of inquiry, theories and methods, historical periods, and areas.
The Phonology of Shaoxing Chinese
This thesis presents a thorough survey of the central aspects of the phonology of Shaoxing Chinese from a synchronic perspective and on the basis of recent theoretical phonological developments, with the secondary goal of casting some light on current issues in Modern Chinese (Mandarin).
Chinese Language and Linguistics
Chinese Linguistics at Leiden University offers you an excellent opportunity to concentrate on the different aspects of the languages of China, especially their sounds and syntax.
Chinese Calligraphy for everybody
Arts and leisure, Arts and leisure
Politics: Chinese migration
Chinese organisations increasingly operate across the borders of China, and growing numbers of people from outside China are coming to live there. Professor Frank Pieke believes these movements have a significant effect on central and local government policy in China.
Chinese Studies (MA) (120EC)
Taught by top researchers from a wide range of disciplines, the MA Chinese Studies at Leiden University combines in-depth knowledge with advanced language proficiency.
- Chinese 9 Plus
- Chinese 8 Plus
- Chinese 10 Plus
Chinese Studies (BA)
Over a billion people live in China, it has the most spoken language in the world and is a major player on the world stage. Do you want to broaden your knowledge about this fascinating and powerful country? Study the language, culture, economy and politics on a high academic level with China Studies…
- Chinese for alumni
The morpho-syntax of aspect in Xiāng Chinese
Lu, Man defended his thesis on 28 September 2017.
Historic Chinese Materia Medica revisited
What are the differences between the trade in Chinese herbal drugs in Europe between 1800 and now? Can we see the major metabolic changes after 200 yours?
Modification and Reference in the Chinese Nominal
This study proposes a theory for the encoding of specificity and definiteness in the Chinese nominal based on Cantonese, Mandarin and Wenzhou data.
Tonal Bilingualism: The Case of Two Closely Related Chinese Dialects
Tonal bilinguals of two closely related Chinese dialects are amazing people. They handle two tonal systems in their mind; their two vocabularies are from closely related dialects, and they write translation equivalents with common Chinese characters. Their unique language situation makes their mind…
The Pao An Tui and the Indonesian revolution. Chinese politics and responses to anti-Chinese violence, 1945-1949
How did the Chinese in Indonesia respond to anti-Chinese violence and changing political conditions during the Indonesian revolution?
- Chinese 1+2 Intensive Summer Course
External Knowledge Absorption in Chinese SMEs
Today, knowledge is the most crucial element to stimulate organizational competitiveness and economic development.
Immigration and the Transformation of Chinese Society
This project is a three-year collaborative research between European and Chinese researchers (2015-2018). As a part of the China-Europe “Understanding Population Change” Collaborative Research Initiative, the project utilizes multidisciplinary research methodologies (social and cultural anthropology,…
Essayisation in contemporary Chinese emigration literature
This project proposes to connect two discourses highly present in contemporary literary criticism in China, as well as on the world literary scene and academic circles: the discussion on emigration literature and the concept of ‘essayness’ derived mainly from (post)modern Western theories of the ess…
Conceptualizing Authorship in Late Imperial Chinese Philology
Daniel Stumm defended his thesis on 16 April 2020.
Chinese Final Particles and the Syntax of the Periphery
In this research, for the first time a detailed description as well as systematic and comparative analysis of the final particle system in Chinese are provided.
- Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (MA)
Tone sandhi, prosodic phrasing, and focus marking in Wenzhou Chinese
This thesis investigates the connection between tonal realization and tone change (tone sandhi) in Wenzhou Chinese, and whether and how such a connection is conditioned by prosodic structure and focus marking.
Mutual intelligibility of Chinese dialects: an experimental approach
This study examines the mutual intelligibility between all 225 pairs of 15 Chinese dialects, in two main branches, i.e., six Mandarin dialects and nine non-Mandarin (Southern) dialects.
Temporal Construals of Bare Predicates in Mandarin Chinese
This study presents the first systematic investigation and detailed theoretical analysis of the temporal interpretations of sentences with bare (aspectually unmarked) predicates in Mandarin.
Performative Literacy: Yao Women, Goddesses of Fertility, and the Chinese Imperial State
Mei-Wen Chen defended her thesis on 29 June 2016
Chinese herbal plants in the Hortus botanicus of Leiden University
Education in (Chinese) Medicinal Plants associated to the Hortus botanicus in Leiden - Which Traditional Chinese Medicinal plants can be grown in the Hortus? - Establishing of a database which Chinese medical plants are available in Dutch Botanical Gardens - Data validation (correct identification,…
Can Chinese legislation on informational privacy benefit from European experience?
What is a good data protection law? How does a good data protection law evolve? Is European data protection law a good one? And whether the European data protection applicable to China?
Consonant and lexical tone interaction: Evidence from two Chinese dialects
On the 4th of June, Menghui Shi successfully defended a doctoral thesis and graduated. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Menghui Shi on this achievement!
Chinese state policies on Buddhism between the 19th and 20th century
This research project focuses on the interaction of Buddhist institutions, Chinese central and local governments, and local gentry in the 'transforming temples into schools' movement.
Bioactivity based quality control for Chinese herbal medicine
Can we establish a new quality control system for herbal medicines that is based on bioactivity rather than a few abundant chemicals?
Historic House in a Chinese Context: Reconstructing Personal Images
How and to what extent can a historic house reconstruct a family or personal identity through image-building in China?
Straightjacket: Same-Sex Orientation under Chinese Family Law
‘Visibility and secrecy are both valuable tactics and should not be antagonized in LGBT movements, ’ says Jingshu Zhu. Zhu defended her dissertation on Wednesday 21 February.
Party Regime: Controlled Election and Mobilized Representation in Chinese Local Congresses
China is a one-party regime, yet elections are held for the local congresses. PhD candidate Wang Zhongyuan investigated how the Communist Party uses this democratic instrument to strengthen the authoritarian regime. PhD defence 31 January.
languages using non-alphabetic scripts: The cases of Japanese and Chinese
This thesis investigates the processing of words written in Japanese kanji and Chinese hànzì, i.e. logographic scripts.
The Chinese Annals of Batavia, the Kai Ba Lidai Shiji and other Stories (1610-1795)
In this volume, Leonard Blussé and Nie Dening open up a veritable treasure trove of Chinese archival sources about the autonomous history of Chinese Batavia.
Political legitimacy in Chinese history : the case of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535)
Liu Puning defended his thesis on 25 April 2018.
The Sinews Transformation Classic: A Chinese text on Medicine and Self-Cultivation in Its Cultural Contexts
How such did the traditional text of the Sinews Transformation Classic remain interesting to a changing readership?
Faculty of Humanities
Evaluation of synergistic effects of Chinese herbal medicine and natural compounds on cancers
What are the biological effects of Chinese herbal medicine in regulation of cancer cell metastasis?
The role of research in university teaching: a comparison of Chinese and Dutch teachers
This dissertation reports on the beliefs and perceptions of Chinese and Dutch university teachers regarding the role of research in university teaching and how these beliefs and perceptions can be explained by their cultural, institutional and individual background characteristics