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China Seminar 19 March Pál Nyiri: Reporting for China

China Seminar – March 19, 2014, 15:15    —— Arsenaal, room 001 —— Arsenaalstraat 1, Leiden

Pál Nyiri (VU)

Reporting for China: how overseas correspondents for Chinese media see their work

Even as foreign correspondent networks shrink worldwide, Chinese media are, for the first time in history, building up global networks of their own. In my ongoing research, I am interested in how correspondents for these media see their roles in mediating the world to Chinese readers. How do they reconcile individual interests with political imperatives economic pressures? Are they contributing to new ways of seeing the world or entrenching dominant existing views?

forthcoming:

April 9, 2014: Svetlana Kharchenkova (UvA) “Fast and furious: development of the contemporary art market in China”

April 23, 2014: Yangdon Dhondup (SOAS) “Alliances and strategic networks: Tibetan Buddhist lamas and the Qing court”

April 30, 2014: Chao Yung-mau (National Taiwan University, IIAS) “An assessment of local politics and its prospect in Taiwan”

plus: May 7, 2014 with Taru Salmenkari and May 21, 2014 with Hilde De Weerdt

 

China Seminar Leiden University Spring 2014

China seminar        Spring 2014

save the dates!

 

all presentations start at 15:15, in room 001 of the Arsenaal,

Arsenaalstraat 1, Leiden

 

March 19, 2014:

Pál Nyiri (VU)

Reporting for China: how overseas correspondents for Chinese media see their work

 

April 9, 2014:

Svetlana Kharchenkova (UvA)

Fast and furious: development of the contemporary art market in China

 

April 23, 2014:

Yangdon Dhondup (SOAS)

Alliances and strategic networks: Tibetan Buddhist lamas and the Qing court

 

April 30, 2014:

Chao Yung-mau (National Taiwan University, IIAS)

An assessment of local politics and its prospect in Taiwan

plus, for May: May 7, 2014 with Taru Salmenkari and May 21, 2014 with Hilde De Weerdt

 

all welcome!

5 Feb China seminar en boekpresentatie Chinese Studies in the Netherlands

China seminar en boekpresentatie

5 februari 2014

Arsenaal, 001, 16:00 (precies!)

 

Koos Kuiper: “Chinees studeren in Leiden in de 19de eeuw”

Vanaf 1854 tot 1900 hebben in Leiden twintig jongemannen een driejarige basisstudie Chinees gevolgd. Zij waren geen officiële studenten, maar élèves met een beurs van het Ministerie van Koloniën. (Na voltooiing van de studie in Leiden leerden zij gedurende 1 tot 4 jaar in Zuid China een of meer in Nederlands-Indië gesproken Chinese dialecten. Daarna werden zij in Indië aangesteld als “Europeesche tolk voor de Chineesche taal”.) Deze lezing behandelt de ontstaansgeschiedenis van de opleiding, de toelatings- en andere voorwaarden, het studieprogramma en de élèves onder de hoogleraren J.J. Hoffmann en G. Schlegel.

 

Arsenaal, binnenplaats, 17:00-18:30:

Borrel en presentatie van het boek

 

Chinese Studies in the Netherlands: Past, Present and Future

samenstelling en redactie: Wilt L. Idema

Eerder deze maand is het boek Chinese Studies in the Netherlands: Past, Present and Future verschenen. Het rijk geïllustreerde boek behandelt in tien hoofdstukken en ruim 300 bladzijden de vele aspecten van de geschiedenis van de bestudering van China. Een belangrijk deel van deze geschiedenis voltrok zich in Leiden. De hoofdstukken zijn geschreven door Leonard Blussé, Maghiel van Crevel, Barend ter Haar, Albert Hoffstädt, Wilt Idema, Mark Leenhouts, Oliver Moore, Frank Pieke en Rint Sybesma.

meer informatie:

http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/chinees

http://www.brill.com/products/book/chinese-studies-netherlands-past-present-and-future

 

Seminar: Thu 16 January: LGBT rights and strategies in mainland China

January 16: LGBT rights and strategies in mainland China

Speakers: Elisabeth Engebretsen and Zhu Jingshu

 

Date:  Thursday 16 January, 2014

Time: 15.15 – 17.00

Location: Arsenaal 014 [Arsenaalstraat 1, Leiden}

 

This seminar on recent developments in LGBT rights and visibility in mainland China will start with two presentations:

Elisabeth Engebretsen will speak on gay and lesbian (lala) activist strategies and visibility issues within Chinese public life. Elisabeth is the author of Queer Women in Urban China  (Routledge, 2013) and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies.

Jingshu Zhu’s presentation will focus on the development of LGBT-related law in China, placing it in a broader Asian and global context. Jingshu did her LLM in public international law in at Leiden Law School, where she is now doing anthropological-legal PhD research on the encounters of lesbians and gays in China with family law.

The two presentations will be followed by discussion.

All are welcome!

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Suggested readings:

Elisabeth Engebretsen, “Queer guerrilla activism in China” (2010), Trikster.

Interview with Zhu Jingshu, “The history and future of LGBT rights in China” (2013), The Atlantic.

The website of non-profit organization Queer Comrades (check out the videos).