‘Aging Japan’ Closing Conference

Japan is rapidly aging. Currently one in eight Japanese is older than 75, and predictions indicate that by 2030 nearly one-third of Japanese will belong to the elderly category. This rapid demographic shift is not an isolated Japanese phenomenon, but rather a sign of a global trend. The Netherlands, too, is faced with a growing elderly population.

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The conference takes place from 10:00-17:30 at Scheltema, Leiden. To attend, please register by sending an e-mail to events@leidenasiacentre.nl

Link: http://leidenasiacentre.nl/en/event/aging-japan-closing-conference/

Location: Marktsteeg 1, Leiden, 2312 CS

Asia and the Dutch: 400 years of interactions across the globe

On the 30th of March, the Historical Study Association and Chinese Study Association will jointly organize a symposium that aims to highlight the interactions that were of major importance in shaping the heritage that is marked by a unique blend of Dutch an Asian influence and changing interactions for nearly half a century. It is part of the Leiden-Asia year, that celebrates the old and enduring relationship between the Dutch and Asia. The themes that they’d like to discuss are:
> Diplomatic relationships between Asia and the Netherlands

> Scramble for the spices: trade, diplomacy, knowledge exchange and war at the Southeast Asian trade hub of Makassar

> The migration history of the Chinese Indonesians to the Netherlands
> World War Two and the Crisis of Empire in Asia (Dr. Ethan Mark, specialized in modern Japanse history with particular expertise in Japanse imperialism and the social and cultural history of the 1920s-1940s)

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Link: http://www.leidenasiayear.nl/

Address: Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 ES Leiden

Kunisada symposium

The Heinz Kaempfer Fund cordially invites you to partake in a symposium in
connection with the exhibition ‘Kunisada, imaging drama and beauty’, now
on view at the Japanmuseum SieboldHuis in Leiden. The symposium will be
concluded with a festive reception, hosted by the Society for Japanese Arts,
to celebrate its 80th anniversary.


Programme (Language: English)
12:15-13:00 Registration at the desk of the Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden,
with coffee or tea
13:00-13:05 Welcome by Jan Dees, chairman Heinz Kaempfer Fund
13:05-13:20 Chris Uhlenbeck (chairman of the day): Setting the stage
13:20-14.05 Andreas Marks: Edo’s publishing world at the time of Kunisada
14.05-14:40 Robert Schaap: The ‘copy & paste’ tradition and Kunisada
14:40-15:10 Coffee/tea break
15:10-15:55 Paul Griffith: The world of Kabuki at the time of Kunisada
15:55-16:30 Henk Herwig: Mitate-e, Kunisada’s surprise prints
16:30-17:00 Panel discussion
17:00-19:00 Festive reception with a word of welcome by Henk Hoogsteden,
chairman of the Society for Japanese Arts


Venue: Grand auditorium on the first floor of the Museum Volkenkunde,
Steenstraat 1, Leiden, Tel. 088 0042803

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10th International Siebold collection working conference

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866). Since 2006, we have been organizing annual conferences on the life and accomplishments of this great Japan-researcher. The tenth conference in this series will be held on October 20-22, 2016, in Nagasaki, Japan.