The Current State of Buddhism in China, a lecture by Venerable Dr. Yifa.
In the summer of 2011, an unusual drama appeared to be unfolding: a civil society group, India Against Corruption , and its figurehead, the 75 year-old Gandhian, Anna Hazare, were apparently rallying urban, Indian middle-class professionals and youth in great numbers—a group otherwise notorious for its political apathy—in a spectacular uprising against state corruption.
Jan de Vries is a professor of history and a professor of economics. He also has served as chair of UC Berkeley’s history department, dean of social sciences in the College of Letters & Science, and as vice provost for academic affairs.
On Friday 31 May LUCIS will organise a special event about the current political situation in Iraq and its repercussions within the cultural, economic, historic, religious, and social realm. A panel consisting of academics, journalists, and analysts will discuss the recent past and potential future of Iraq. Time: 14.00-17.00 hrs. Location: Kamerlingh Onnes Building, room: Lorentzzaal, Leiden.
International Workshop: The State, Violence and the Rule of Law in Korean-Japanese History, 28-29 June 2013, Leiden.
To give students the opportunity to practice spoken Indonesian outside of class, the department of South and Southeast Asian Studies will organise a weekly Meja Indonesia. Monday, 1 pm.
Call for papers: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asian Popular Music of the 20th Century, 4-6 September 2013 Leiden
On September 4-6 2013, Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT) will host the first conference within the project Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asian Popular Music of the 20th Century. The Voices of Asian Modernities project is a consortium between Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and University of Pittsburgh. Call for papers, submission deadline: 1 May 2013.
24th Chinese Economic Association (CEA UK) and 5th CEA (Europe) Annual Conference. 30-31 August 2013, The Hague.
South Asian Studies at Leiden University are pleased to announce a conference on the theme of "South Asia and the Long 1930s: Appropriations and Afterlives", to be held 6 and 7 December 2013. Call for papers, submission deadline: 15th April 2013.
The threats from North Korea have become so serious that the US and South Korea may feel compelled to respond. Remco Breuker, Leiden Professor of Korean Studies, would like to see a European mediator.
THE ITEMS BELOW HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE ↓
Yuen Ren Chao’s 趙元任 Grammar of spoken Chinese represents a milestone in Chinese linguistics. At the time of its publication in 1968, it brought a wealth of new data and insightful analyses to the field. But in 2013, how relevant can this inventory of the language still be? In this lecture, I will consider the work’s windfalls and pitfalls for linguistic research, for linguistics teaching, and for language pedagogy.
This lecture examines the socio-political history of language movements across the Hindi belt spearheaded by Hindi varieties like Rajasthani, Bhojpuri, Maithili. This lecture also discusses the lingua-socio-political position of lesser known varieties such as Bajjika, Angika, Harauti, Sadri, Dakkhini vis-à-vis the mightier varieties of the Pan-Hindi area.
This symposium examines the processes of selection and preservation, interpretation and translation of canonical texts in new political environments, social contexts or cultural realities.
LGI and AMT are pleased to announce a special lecture by Kumi Naidoo, titled: 'What the World Needs Now from the Environmental Movement'. The lecture is free and open to the public.
13-14 May 2013 | Europe and Hajj in the Age of Empires: Muslim Pilgrimage prior to the Influx of Muslim Migration in the West | Leiden
On Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May, LUCIS, in cooporation with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives in Riyadh, and the Museum Volkenkunde Leiden will organise an international symposium entitled: 'Europe and Hajj in the Age of Empires: Muslim Pilgrimage prior to the Influx of Migration'. Convenor: Dr Umar Ryad, Assistant Professor of the Study of Islam in the Modern World at Leiden University Institute for Religious Studies. Location: Museum Volkenkunde, Paviljoen Entrance: free.
China Seminar by Prof. Dingping GUO, Fudan University and Confucius Institute Nottingham University
On May 7, a workshop will be held on the search for new directions in anthropology regarding the study of futures. 13-17hrs, Bestuurskamer (Ground Floor), Pieter de la Court gebouw, followed by drinks in the Bamboo lounge (3rd floor).
On Monday 6 May LUCIS spring fellow Prof. Dr Sabine Schmidtke (Freie Universität Berlin) will give her fourth and last lecture, entitled "Integrating philosophy and mysticism into theology: Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsa'i", of the lecture series is: "The Doctrinal History of Imami Shiism: Four Case Studies." Time: 11.00-13.00 hours. Venue: Lipsius Building, room 005, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden. Open to all!
On Friday 3 May, LUCIS and CJB will organise a workshop entitled 'Heritage of the Maghreb'. The convenors of this workshop will be Professor Léon Buskens and Professor Baudouin Dupret. Participation in this workshop requires an invitation.