Rombouts-Shilin Conference 2019

We are excited to announce that the fourth biennial Rombouts-Shilin Conference will be held at Leiden University on the 5th and 6th of October 2019. This edition’s topic will be “China beyond its borders”, covering China’s international relations from both a historical and a modern viewpoint. Keynote speeches, lectures, panels with MA and PhD students, workshops, and seminars will be held during the whole weekend. The conference is coupled with the award ceremony of the Young Scholars Awards on Saturday and Sunday, which will reward outstanding theses and followed by celebratory drinks and a dinner.

Are you a BA, MA or PhD student or are you just interested in China? Come to the Rombouts-Shilin Conference! Curated by a team of BA, MA and PhD students, this conference offers you a venue to hear about developments in your field of study from various specialists as well as to discover fellow students’ work.

Did you recently write your thesis and do you wish to get more exposure? Inscriptions for the Young Scholar Award are open, winning will result in a prize and a publication. More information to be found here.

Free venue, registration is required.



Programme booklet


Programme overview