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The morpho-syntax of aspect in Xiāng Chinese
Lu, Man defended his thesis on 28 September 2017.
These courses address all language skills: speaking, writing, listening and reading.
- Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (MA)
Faculty of Humanities
- Material Culture (5 ECTS)
Material Culture Studies
Material Culture Studies revolves around the analysis of the cultural biographies of all sorts of material objects from flint axes, to pottery, to houses and monumental structures.
Faculty of Humanities
Material culture of Roman republican colonization
This project looks at material culture to better understand the character and organization of Roman colonial society in the Republican period, with a focus on the colony of Aesernia (founded 263 BC) in Samnium (modern-day Molise, Italy). What impact did the foundation of the colony have on precolonial…
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).
Museums, Heritage and Material Culture
Research on the global field of museums, heritage, commemoration, consumption and material culture
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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.
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…
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.
Material Continuities, Renewals and Cultural Transformation
This subproject, carried out by post-doctoral researcher Dr. O. Nieuwenhuyse, investigates changes and continuities in the functional, social and symbolic uses of the material culture, c. 6800-5800 BC. A contextually oriented approach is adopted, which pays attention to the local socio-economic and…
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.
Material Culture, Consumption and Social Change
New Approaches to Understanding the Eastern Mediterranean during Byzantine and Ottoman Times
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.
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?
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.
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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 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…
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 for alumni
Performative Literacy: Yao Women, Goddesses of Fertility, and the Chinese Imperial State
Mei-Wen Chen defended her thesis on 29 June 2016
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.
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?
This research network aims to create a shared platform for debate and dialogue on the broader theme of cultural production and exchange across different area specializations and historical periods.
Storytelling and material culture around the Peace Palace in The Hague
Perception of material culture, design and digital knowledge applications
Squaramide-based supramolecular materials for 3D cell culture applications
A new type of tripodal squaramide-based supramolecular hydrogels is developed and studied.
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.
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.
Podcast: students decipher a rare Chinese document
Last February, Leiden University Libraries (UBL) acquired a rare Chinese manuscript dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Three Chinese Studies students got the opportunity to decipher the edict (dated 1582) during their internships. In this UBLpodcast they share their findings.
- Chinese 1+2 Intensive Summer Course
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.
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…
Data Atlas of Byzantine and Ottoman Material Culture
Archiving Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeological Fieldwork Data from the Eastern Mediterranean (600-2000)