Are you interested in expanding your CV, gaining exposure for your research, and creating a professional online presence? Come blog for Shilin!


Researcher Blog:
We want to celebrate the diverse and groundbreaking research undertaken by Leiden University’s students, introducing wider audiences to a new generation of writers and scholars. Blogposts can be about any subject in the field of China studies broadly conceived, and written by anyone at Leiden University who self-identifies as a China specialist. Submissions from graduate students and early-career researchers are especially welcome. We are happy to consider both standalone pieces and regular features; we invite academic, research-informed blog posts, with the aim of promoting communication and community within the China Studies network.


The Rules:

  • Any China-focused topic is welcome
  • 800-1200 words
  • Submissions can either be in Dutch or English
  • References in Chicago footnote; the use of hyperlinks is strongly encouraged
  • Properly referenced images or videos to support the blog may be included
  • Blogs are preferably previously unpublished

Please send (a draft of) your blog to Alessandra Jonkhout ( in word.doc or document.pdf format. Also add a short bio of max 100 words in which you introduce yourself. Blog posts are approximately 800-1200 words in length, and should include properly cited references and images (if applicable).