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Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

The Dutch programme at the International Book Fair in Beijing was cunn... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

Dear Dutch publishers. The book fair is over. Perhaps you’ll now... >>> read more

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Dutch illustrators

The days are full and long. We are incessantly bombarded with impressi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

Arriving on the stand on the first day, I’d asked a Chinese visi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

Big excitement today since we were finally meeting with Songyu from Fl... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

The traffic in Beijing is horrendous, I’m sure the other blogger... >>> read more

Thomas Möhlmann

Thomas Möhlmann, Staff member Dutch Foundation for Literature

What an evening the poets and the approximately 200 onlookers present ... >>> read more

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

Ingrid and Dieter Schubert, Dutch illustrators

It’s now the third day, and the first one with plenty of sun. Un... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

What a great opportunity to learn about the Dutch literature for Chine... >>> read more

Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

A duck flies to and fro over the vast expanses of world ocean, despera... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

‘In the era of browsing, we provide reading.’ - Slogan see... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

The jewel in the crown of our collection of Arbeiderspers titles publi... >>> read more

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison, Editor De Arbeiderspers

The Chinese publishers I have met during the course of my career, the ... >>> read more

Salomon Kroonenberg

Salomon Kroonenberg, Dutch writer

I have so far never been to a book fair. Nor do I know what to imagine... >>> read more

Kai Kang

Kai Kang, Journalist China Reading Weekly

Since 2006, I began writing about the Netherlands’ performance a... >>> read more

Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper, Director Dutch Foundation for Literature

Now that the fair is just round the corner, this is perhaps the moment... >>> read more

Henk Pröpper

Henk Pröpper, Director Dutch Foundation for Literature

In two weeks’ time, the official opening of one of the largest b... >>> read more

Ramsey Nasr

Ramsey Nasr, Dutch poet

Ramsey Nasr (b. 1974, Rotterdam) is a poet and author, actor and direc... >>> read more


Kristofer Schipper

Kristofer Schipper

Kristofer Schipper was born in 1934 in Sweden, grew up in Amsterdam and studied at the University of Paris. After graduating in Chinese, Japanese and Religious Anthropology, he obtained a PhD at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes in 1962.

As Member of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, he did research at the Academia Sinica in Taipei from 1962 to 1970. In 1972 he became Professor of Chinese religious history and anthropology at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. In 1993 he was also appointed Professor of Chinese History at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. In 2001 he founded, together with Dr. Yuan Bingling, the Library of the Western Belvedere at Fuzhou University, Fujian, China.

His activities comprise: fieldwork on the Daoist liturgical traditions in South Taiwan (1962 - 1970), the founding of the European Association of Chinese Studies (1976); the Daozang Project of the European Science Foundation (1978 - 1984); the Beijing as a Sacred City Project (in cooperation with Professor Hou Renzhi of Beijing University) from 1988 to 1998; the Wujing (Five Classics) Translation Project of the International Confucius Institute Headquarters (together with Dr. Yuan Bingling) since 2007; etc.

Principal publications: L’empereur Wou des Han dans la légende taoïste (Hanwudi neizhuan). EFEO, Paris 1965 ; The Taoist Body ( University of California Press, Los Angeles 1993; originally published as Le corps taoïste - corps physique, corps social. Editions Arthème Fayard, Paris 1982) ; The Taoist Canon: A Historical Companion to the Daozang. The University of Chicago Press, 2004 (with Franciscus Verellen); Zhuang Zi: De volledige geschriften. Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Augustus 2007; La religion de la Chine - La tradition vivante. Paris, Fayard, 2008; Lao Zi - Het Boek van de Tao en de Innerlijke Kracht. Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Augustus, 2010; De Gesprekken van Confucius. Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Augustus, 2011 (forthcoming), and about one hundred articles in scholarly journals.

Kristofer Schipper is member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands. In 2004 he received the Friendship Medal of the People’s Republic of China.

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