Award Ceremony IIAS National Master’s Thesis Prize in Asian Studies 2016

On behalf of the jury, we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 IIAS National Master’s Thesis Prize in Asian Studies. Join us for the festive announcement of the winner in Leiden University's Faculty Club on 2 March ! 

(Registration required)


The three shortlisted theses are:

China: Third World Representative or Global Superpower? Reviewing China's Discourse about Its Developing Country Status Vis-A-Vis Africa
By Matthijs Bijl (University of Groningen)
Supervisor: Dr Frank Gaenssmantel  
Second reader: Dr J.F. Meijer

Dynamics of temporality and timeliness. Horse games and the notion of "tradition' in present-day Kyrgyzstan
By Simone de Boer (Leiden University)
Supervisor:  Dr Nienke van der Heide

Gender on Campus: Redefining gender identities at Jawaharlal Nehru University 
By Tarini J. Shipurkar (Leiden University)
Supervisor:  Dr Erik de Maaker

Prize and Award Ceremony

The winning thesis will earn the title 'Best National Master’s Thesis 2016' and the winner will be awarded a 3-month IIAS fellowship to write a Ph.D. project proposal or a research article.

The winning thesis will be announced during a festive meeting at the Faculty Club on Thursday, 2 March 2017, from 16:30 onwards. The Faculty Club is located at Leiden University's Academy Building on Rapenburg 73 in Leiden.  

All who are interested are welcome to join us, but do please let us know of your intention to come via a short email to:

About the IIAS National Master's Thesis Prize

Each year, IIAS awards a prize for the best master’s thesis in the broad field of Asian studies in the humanities or social sciences, written at a Dutch university.

See who won in: 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 

More information IIAS National Master's Thesis Prize.