Universiteit Leiden

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Niels van der Salm

Skill Lecturer

A.J.N. van der Salm MA
+31 71 527 2059

Research interests

Literary history of the Heian Period (794–1185), reception history, Sino-Japanese poetry, Sino-Japanese prose, Sugawara no Michizane (845–903)

Courses taught 2021/2022

  • International Studies BA2: Japanese 2 (since 2018)
  • International Studies BA2: Japanese 3 (since 2021)
  • International Studies BA3: Language in Practice (since 2020)
  • Japan Studies BA2: Kanji 2b (since 2017)
  • Japan Studies BA2: Teksten 2a (since 2019)
  • Japan Studies BA3: HUM seminar Literature and New Media (since 2020)

Courses previously taught

  • International Studies BA1: Japanese 1 (2017–2020)
  • Japan Studies BA1: Teksten 1b (2018)
  • Japan Studies BA2: MACH seminar (The Ise monogatari and its reception, 2018)
  • Japan Studies BA3: Text seminar cluster Society and Culture (2018–2019)
  • Japan Studies BA3: Graduation seminar MACH (BA thesis supervision, 2018)


  • MA Asian Studies (Leiden University), summa cum laude, 2018
  • MA Classics and Ancient Civilisations (Leiden University), cum laude, 2018
  • Research student (Tōhoku University), period 2015–2016
  • BA Japan Studies (Leiden University), cum laude, 2014
  • Exchange student Japanese Language and Culture Program (Kyushu University), period 2012–2013
  • BA Classics (Leiden University), cum laude, 2012

Skill Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Japan

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.05a


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