Origins and scope

The Hulsewé-Wazniewski Stichting (Hulsewé-Wazniewski Foundation, HWS) was established in 1997, in commemoration of Prof dr A.F.P Hulsewé, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Leiden University from 1956 until 1975, and his wife, Ms M.M. Hulsewé-Wazniewski. Their generous donation of funding has enabled HWS to pursue its mission, viz

the advancement of teaching and research
in the archaeology, art, and material culture of China
at Leiden University.

HWS welcomes funding applications for various types of activities, emphatically including comparative and collaborative academic and cultural work that reaches out to other disciplines, themes, and areas. It is actively interested in networking and collaboration with other institutions in the general area and wider context of its mission.