You can visit the new DC site. Archived Edition www.nu.nl



This mapping is not an open source but is meant to be a collection of views and articles on the contemporary cultural scene in China. We are open to all contributions, and invite readers to submit new parts or updates to this mapping.


From 2006 to 2010, the Netherlands China Arts Foundation (NCAF) initiated and funded projects in the field of cultural exchange between China and the Netherlands. For details on projects see this report.


In September 2009 The Netherlands Embassy in China published two cultural mappings:


1.    Design, Architecture and the Creative Industry, written by Bert de Muynck

2.    Cultural mappings on Contemporary Popular music, Classical music, Dance, Theatre and Visual arts by Peter Micic


These mappings were used as base for this website.



A large project within the NCAF was the Dutch Culture Centre. It was active during the Shanghai World Expo in 2010. For details see report and film.
The experience and network of the NCAF and DCC was also used  for this website.


After the NCAF was abolished, as much as possible information was passed on to the Chinese deparment at the SICA. A team led by Monique Knapen and supervised by Yan Huang with help of Kai Birgin, Pan Li, Zhao Ru and Bing Sun produced new items and updated the older versions of the existing mappings. In 2012 Alex Lebbink worked for the maintenence and update of this digital platform.


In February 2013 Ian Yang joined the team. He is at the moment reorganizing the qualified knowledge in this mapping, and optimizing the website. For questions and remarks about this website please contact him.


The DutchCulture, centre for international cooperation is the support organisation for the international cultural policy of the Dutch government. DutchCulture stimulates and realises international cultural exchange in collaboration with the (international) cultural field, civil society, the business world and governments. DutchCulture pays specific attention to a number of countries and areas with which the Netherlands wishes to intensify cultural relations, namely China, Brazil, Russia, Turkey and the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

For more information, please visit DutchCulture.