Are you interested in gaining exposure for your research, expanding your CV, and creating a professional online presence? The Shilin blog can be an avenue for this!

Research 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 (in spe). 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.


  • Any China-focused topic is welcome
  • wordcount: at least 800 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  • Blogs are preferably previously unpublished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 Florence Bellemont ( in word.doc or document.pdf format. Also add a short bio of max 100 words in which you introduce yourself. Blog posts should be at least 800 words in length, and should include properly cited references and images (if applicable).