This autumn Leiden University will visit China to attend the China Education Expo 2014 and join the education fair in Beijing on 25 and 26 October and in Shanghai on 1 and 2 November. Representatives of Leiden University, and the Faculty of Humanities, will be present at the Dutch pavilion to inform visitors about the bachelor’s and master’s programmes and student life in Leiden.
Leiden University is to have a unique expertise centre on Asia. This centre, the Asian Library, will hold extremely rare Asian collections and offer new opportunities for teaching and research.
Markus Altena Davidsen’s PhD dissertation is the first major study of Tolkien Religion. In it, he analyses the religion that is based on the stories by acclaimed British fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien. He also discusses how fiction itself can become religious. Davidsen will defend his dissertation on 16 October.