Below you can find an overview of all Leiden vacancies related to Asian Studies.
IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.
December 2015-March 2016, four days a week
The Leiden Asia Centre has started work on the research project The Netherlands and Europe in Chinese media that will be conducted from October 2015 until February 2017.
The aim of this research is to collect and expand existing information on the presence and strategies of Chinese media in Europe, on Chinese-language media platforms in the Netherlands and of media in China that report on Europe. Secondly, it wants to discover rationales behind Chinese media practices and policies. To assist in this research, we are looking for a MA-student interested in doing an internship at the Leiden Asia Centre.
- Excellent command of written Chinese and English. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.
- Good analytical, research and writing skills. Familiarity with text analysis software used in media studies is an advantage.
The successful candidate will:
- map Chinese media in Europe,
- systematically collate existing studies on the coverage of Europe in Chinese media (both in Chinese and European languages) and conduct a first, selective update of these studies.
- He/she will also systematically collect what is produced for (social and other) media in China about the Netherlands and, to a lesser extent, on Europe.
- The successful candidate will produce reports in English distilling general patterns and themes underlying Chinese media reports about The Netherlands and Europe.
- Tutoring and training by Professor P.D. Nyíri, Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective and by Garrie van Pinxteren, journalist and visiting senior research fellow Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael
- A remuneration of €400,- a month.
The project falls under the auspices of Professor Frank Pieke, director of the Leiden Asia Centre.
If you are interested, please and apply by sending in a one-page motivation letter together with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: November 30, 2015