International Institute for Asian Studies

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Buddhist Studies Lectures

Lectuire by Dennis Hirota is professor of Shin Buddhist Studies, emeritus, Ryukoku University, Kyoto

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Fellowships at IIAS

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.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 October 2014
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 September 2014

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Winners of the IIAS Photo Contest 2014

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Recent Newsletter
N° 68 Summer 2014
A Dialogue on Documentary Film

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The Study 'Silence is the best solution'. The military versus the media in the Netherlands East Indies 1945-1949
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The Focus A Dialogue on Documentary Film
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The Review Unconscious dominions
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From the Director

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After the celebrations of IIAS’ twenty year anniversary, I can now return to a more regular recounting of what the institute is up to and how the different programmes under the three thematic clusters are progressing (Asian Heritages, Asian Cities and Global Asia).

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Call for applications
1 October 2014
Call for proposals
30 October 2014
Call for papers and art projects
15 November 2014

Special Attention

Annual Report 2013

Download and read our Annual Report 2013.
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Visit the new website!

This website is designed to offer a platform to the research network Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context (2014-2016). It will provide insight in new strands of research regarding decentered knowledge of Asia in an interconnected global environment.
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IIAS National Master's Thesis Prize 2014

National Master's Thesis Prize

IIAS offers an annual award for the best master’s thesis in the field of Asian studies, in the Netherlands. | More