What factors shape how we use digital technologies and media? Find out in this VLOG post about the politics of digital tools.


Digital methods can provide exciting windows into topics like Chinese politics. But what challenges does such scholarship face?

Call for Papers

In May 2018, Leiden Uni will host two exciting conferences on how digital media are transforming Asia. Here are the calls.

A network for East Asia scholars and enthusiasts offers a space to share interdisciplinary approaches to social science and area studies. With its bi-monthly updates, it covers the politics and media of East Asia in articles, tips, videos, and resources. Built around Florian Schneider’s NWO project Digital Nationalism in China, the site will launch with a distinct China focus, but will expand to introduce the exciting collaborative work that happens in Leiden University’s East Asian Studies community and beyond.



East Asia’s Politics and Media

Find out about the complex interactions of states and societies, about regional relations, mass-media, and political communication.

The dos and don’ts of studying East Asia

Discuss theories of politics, media, and communication, and learn tips and tricks on how to make the most of different kinds of sources.