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A three-day International Conference (23 - 25 April) organised by the 'Buddhism and Social Justice Project' at Leiden University.

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Fellowships at IIAS

Thanks to fruitful co-operation with partner institutions and sponsors, IIAS hosts a range of visiting fellows who come to Leiden to make use of one of the world’s largest concentration of scholars and collections on Asia.

Next application deadline: 1 October 2014

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Recent Newsletter
N° 67 Spring 2014
The Asian family and domestic violence

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The Network IIAS Photo Contest 2014: Picturing Asia
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The Study Sukarno's art collection
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The Focus The Asian family and domestic violence
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The Review Modern library of Indonesia
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In memoriam

Professor J.C. Heesterman (1925-2014)

This weekend we received the sad news of the death of Jan Heesterman, who from 1964 until 1990 held the Chair of Modern South Asian Languages and Cultural History at Leiden University. Although he retired many years ago, until very recently he was still attending various meetings of the Indologists in Leiden. He was the proverbial “nice old gentleman.”  Prof. Heesterman will be remembered with great fondness by all of those who came into contact with him, either as students or as colleagues. He was a role model of how a distinguished senior academic could be.

Special Attention

Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context

A new three-year IIAS pilotprogramme (2014 -2016) with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (NY).
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Tabitha Speelman wins IIAS National Master's Thesis Prize 2013

National Master's Thesis Prize

This year's prize went to Tabitha Speelman (Leiden University) for her thesis 'Fast and forward? High-speed rail reform in China and what it costs to whom?'
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New book by our fellow
Elisabeth L. Engebretsen

Queer Women in Urban China

Queer Women in Urban China. An Ethnography | More