Cancellation China Seminar 23 April

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the China seminar lecture by Yangdon Dhondup, scheduled for April 23, has had to be cancelled.

China Seminar 23 April: Alliances and strategic networks: Tibetan Buddhist lamas and the Qing court

China seminar

April 23, 2014, 15:15 ——   Arsenaal, room 001

 

Yangdon Dhondup (SOAS)

 

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

 

The relationship between the Manchu court and Tibetan Buddhists was based on the “patron-priest” model. The emperor acted as the patron and protector of Tibetan Buddhism in exchange for religious advice and guidance by Buddhist Lamas. Whether genuinely believing in Tibetan Buddhism or motivated by geopolitical considerations, the Manchu emperors were generous patrons of Tibetan Buddhism. In this presenta­tion, I look at how Tibetan Buddhists from east Tibet tried to establish a “patron-priest” relationship with the Manchu court and explore their motivation for doing so.

 

forthcoming:

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

May 7, 2014: Taru Salmenkari (Leiden U): “Civil society concept as a tool for making the other: the case of China”

May 21, 2014: Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden U): “The Communication and Empire Project: Digital and comparative perspectives on middle-period Chinese history”

China seminar 9 April: Fast and Furious: How the Market for Contemporary Art is Emerging in China

China seminar

 

April 9, 2014, 15:15   —— Leiden University, Arsenaal, room 001

 

Svetlana Kharchenkova (UvA)

 

Fast and Furious: How the Market for Contemporary Art is Emerging in China

 

The Chinese art market, now the world’s second largest, has scarcely existed for two decades. Despite the initial rejection of experimen­tal contemporary art by the Chinese government, China has become one of the most successful examples of an emerging contemporary art market. This talk traces the historical development of the market for contemporary art in mainland China from the late 1970s until now. It highlights how the development of the art market has been influenced by political and economic factors, by actors located both inside and outside the art world, and importantly, by foreign actors and institutions.

 

Svetlana Kharchenkova is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), the University of Amsterdam, where she works within the large-scale project “The Globalization of High Culture: How Markets for Contemporary Art Develop in Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC)” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). She studied at Peking University and holds a Research MA degree in Area Studies from Leiden University.

 

forthcoming:

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

AMT Seminar 26 March: The new middle class in China – who are they?

Time
15.00-17.00 hrs

Venue
Lipsius Building Room 148
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Everyone is welcome!

 

The new middle class in China

The new middle class in China – who are they? What are their dreams? What do they worry about? Can you be happy in a dictatorship? And how about sex?

Journalist and anthropologist Sybilla Claus writes for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouwabout East Asia. She will talk about two special projects she researched in China.

  1. Wherever you look, China is building apartment buildings. In 2020 there will be hundreds of cities with a million inhabitants. But who is living in all those flats? Sybilla Claus lived for a week in Tower XII of a new high-rise complex.
  2. Soul searching: the changing moral landscape.
    a. Chinese citizens are better off economically, and feel emotionally liberated. But can the modern Chinese be happy in a dictatorship?
    b. A sexual revolution is happening in China, of course in Red style. How do citizens find their (erotic) way between the do-nots of censorship?
    c. Chinese are world champions in hard working and making money – but spending it is a different story. Philantrophy and volunteer work are upcoming phenomena.

 

MEARC

 

Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC)’s mission is to be an international centre of excellence for research on contemporary East Asia. MEARC aims to maximize the impact of East Asia research on stakeholders within and outside academia in the Netherlands and beyond. MEARC funds original research projects, serves as hub for academic and non-academic networks, organizes targeted dissemination events, and offers bespoke executive courses. MEARC’s expertise includes politics and international relations, and deep insight into the socio-cultural and economic dynamics of contemporary East Asia.

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

 

Studium Generale Univ. Leiden: woensdag 19 februari: Chinese karakters: van bamboe tot billboard

Woensdag 19 februari: Chinese karakters: van bamboe tot billboard

 

In een alfabet zijn de letters bedoeld om spraakklanken weer te geven. Deze regelmaat kent allerlei uitzonderingen. Toch kun je een alfabetisch geschreven woord meestal oplezen, ook als je de betekenis niet kent. (Check zelf:loenigontwegenepibratie)

Chinese karakters geven tegelijkertijd een klinkende vorm en een betekenis weer. Er zijn weinig uitzonderingen op de regel dat het karakter uitspraak en betekenis combineert. Toch zijn geen van beide aan de grafische vorm van het karakter af te lezen. (Check zelf: 吉 ‘voorspoed’, 豆 dòu ‘boon’, 壴 zhù ‘trom’)

Het Chinese schrift vertoont een opmerkelijke levenskracht. Deze inleiding behandelt de ontwikkeling van een wereldschrift vanaf de oudste inscripties tot en met de digitale revolutie.

 

Spreker

Dr. Jeroen Wiedenhof, Universitair Docent Chinese Taal en Taalkunde, Universiteit Leiden

 

Tijd en Plaats

Woensdagavond 19 februari van 19.30 tot 21.00 uur

Zaal 011, Lipsiusgebouw (1175)
Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

Toegang gratis, iedereen welkom!

http://www.voorzieningen.leidenuniv.nl/studium-generale/spijkerschrift-bytes/19-feb-2014.html

http://www.wiedenhof.nl/ul/bamboe_tot_billboard.htm (leestips)

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

 

12-14 Feb Conference on Chinese Buddhism

 

 

The study of Chinese Buddhism has made considerable progress since 1959, when Leiden professor Erik Zürcher published his landmark study The Buddhist Conquest of China. While this work continues to be the single best introduction to the issues of the earlier periods of Buddhism in China, Zürcher continued to write on Chinese Buddhism throughout his career. His most important contributions have been collected and edited, the result of which is Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erik Zürcher.

The incredible influence of the work of Erik Zürcher on the study of Chinese Buddhism calls out for a reevaluation of his contributions, to discuss his legacy, and future directions of research. Toward this end 13 scholars will make presentations at the conference: “Chinese Buddhism and the Scholarship of Erik Zürcher” in Leiden 12-14 February 2014.

 

Book presentation and opening lecture

The opening of the international conference on Chinese Buddhism and the Scholarship of Erik Zürcher is on Wednesday 12 February from 10.00-11.45 hours in the Academy Building, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.

During the opening Mrs H.D. Zürcher-Bulten will be presented with the first copy of Buddhism in China: Collected Papers of Erick Zürcher.

Register here for the book presentation and opening
You must register in order to attend. ID will be checked at the door.

 

Programme and registration

See the programme of the academic conference for more information.

The interested public is welcome to attend, but we do ask that you register (free of charge) in order to allow us to plan properly.
Register here for the academic conference.

Reception

The reception (open for all attendees) on February 12, 18.00 o’ clock in the Burgerzaal of the Town Hall, entrance through the stairs in the Breestraat opposite of bookstore Van Stockum on number 113.

Venues

Venue of book presentation:
Academy Building (location on Google maps)
Rapenburg 73
Leiden

 

http://hum.leiden.edu/lias/highlights/conference-chinese-buddhism.html

 

Chinese films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 22 Jan- 2 Feb 2014

The programme for the IFFR is online: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/

A list of Chinese language and/or China-related feature  films at the festival:

AI WEIWEI’S APPEAL, d: Ai Weiwei, China 2014; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/ai-weiwei-s-appeal-15-220-910-50/

LAKE AUGUST (Na pian hushui), r: Yang Heng, China/HK 2014; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/na-pian-hu-shui/

THE LAST MOOSE OF AOLUGUYA (Han da han), r: Gu Tao, China 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/han-da-han/

LIFE ON A STRING (Bian zou bian chang), r: Chen Kaige, China 1991; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/bian-zou-bian-chang/

ON THE BEAT (Minjing gushi), r: Ning Ying, China 1995; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/minjing-gushi/

ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI (Shanghai tan ma yongzhen), d: Wong Ching Po, HK 2014; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/shanghai-tan-ma-yongzhen/

RIGOR MORTIS, d: Juno Mak, HK 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/rigor-mortis/

‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART (Feng’ai), d: Wang Bing, HK/Fr/Japan 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/feng-ai/

A TOUCH OF SIN (Tian zhuding), d: Jia Zhang-ke, China 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/tian-zhu-ding/

TRAP STREET (Shui yinjie), d: Vivian Qu, China 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/shui-yinjie/

 

shorts:

FLOATING SUN (Huan ri), d: Edmund Yeo, Malaysia 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/huan-ri/

FLOW, d: Lichun Tseng, NL/Taiwan 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/flow1/

THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM CAFé CITY, d: John Hsu, Taiwan 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/hsiao-ching-hsin-da-bao-cha/

LA LAMPE AU BEURRE DE YAK (The Butter Lamp), d: Hu Wei, China/Fr 2013;  http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/la-lampe-au-beurre-de-yak/

MAGICIAN PARTY AND DEAD CROW (Moshushi dang yu si wuya), d: Sun Xin, China 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/mo-shu-shi-dang-yu-si-wu-ya/

THE PALACE ON THE SEA (Haishang huanggong), d: Midi Z, Taiwan/Myanmar 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/hai-shang-huang-gung/

THE TRANSPLANTS, d: Jingliang Tan, Singapore 2014; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/the-transplants/

 

Feature by London-based author/filmmaker Guo Xiaolu:

LATE AT NIGHT – VOICES OF ORDINARY MADNESS, d: Guo Xiaolu; UK/Switz 2013; http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/en/films/late-at-night-voices-of-ordinary-madness/