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Many activities during ICAS11 in Leiden

From 16 till 19 July 2019 the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) will be held in Leiden. This most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies will be held in the historical city of Leiden. During the whole week, an 'Asian Week' and other activities in Leiden ánd The Hague will be organised for a broad public.

ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Leiden University will be the main host of ICAS11, partnering with the city, research institutions and museums, who share equally rich Asian and global connections. Events will include: panels and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, craft exhibitions, a film and documentary festival and the second Asian Studies Book Fair.

Leading up to ICAS11 a Pre-Event will be held at Leiden University College in The Hague on 15 July 2019. This event, ‘Asia and Europe: Histories of Entanglement’, poses crucial questions about collective imaginings, in Asia and Europe, in regard to the historical conditions which shape today’s world at local and global levels. How do the histories of Europe and Asia interact, converge, and diverge? The keynote address will be held by Naoki Sakai, and the report on the ‘Me, Asian?’ series of dialogues conducted with Asian/Dutch communities in The Hague will be presented.

Alongside a Global History of Asia student exhibition, the event will conclude with a theatre performance, Hotel De Jong, based on a 1907 event during the Second Peace Conference in The Hague.

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