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Between the Dutch East Indies and Philology (1919–1974)

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This chapter talks about a Leiden school of sinology. Most of its members were trained between the First and Second World Wars by Jan Julius Lodewijk Duyvendak, and the school was characterised to an extent by philology. This chapter evaluates one's own past, assumes a more critical attitude, and points out both the strengths and weaknesses of the Leiden school. It focuses on the academic side and the role of sinology in providing language specialists for the colonial government in the Dutch Indies. The chapter focuses on Chinese studies of the 1920s and 1930s, namely the academic activities of the graduates who went to the Dutch East Indies. Since the Dutch East Indies became independent in the years after World War II, this side of Dutch sinology has been somewhat neglected in favour of the philological work carried out by Duyvendak and his students.

Keywords: Chinese studies; Dutch East Indies; Jan Julius Lodewijk Duyvendak; Leiden school of sinology; philology



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