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Keep up to date with academic news and events in the Nordic region, find Nordic research publications and networks, and check out upcoming research themes in our online journal by Nordic early career researchers.

Asia In Focus

The Asia in Focus journal is published online twice a year by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. NIAS is a Nordic research and service institute focusing on Asia’s modern transformations.

Upcoming Events from Nordic Perspectives

    “Naming an Era” – The Fiftheenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS).

    Reflecting the occasion of the end of the Heisei period, and teh Japanese government selecting a new era name in Spring 2019, papers summing up the recent history of Japan and/or focusing on trends that have relevance for the future [...]

    Re-conceptualizing the South China Sea

    By Edyta Roszko, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway In the geopolitical conflict over the South China Sea, fishers are placed at the centre of Chinese and Vietnamese cartographic imaginations that define the sea either as [...]

    The irony of open borders: Mobility, citizenship and ethnicity in Himalayan South Asia

    Public seminar with Sara Schneiderman Sarah Schneiderman is Associate Professor at Dept. of Anthropology, University of British Colombia Shneiderman is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region, and serves as an [...]

    Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Comparisons and Findings from Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake

    In 2015, Nepal was struck by its worst natural disaster in several decades, which left 9,000 people dead, injured 20,000 and destroyed over 600,000 homes. The devastating socio-economic and environmental impacts of this catastrophe were compounded by the country’s protracted [...]

Elections in India

The website www.Electionsinindia.com offers parliament constituency-wise election data, since independence, for all the 543 parliament and 4120 state assembly constituencies in India. The site offers free information and is set up the non-partisan company Datanet India.


On 16 may the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) was officially inaugurated at the TORS Center of Knowledge at the Southern Campus of the University of Copenhagen. TRCCS is the result of a cooperation agreement between the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) on the one hand and Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) together with NIAS Library on the other hand.  

The agreement includes a TRCCS book collection with titles from Taiwan which will available for Nordic users via inter-library loan, a number of e-resources, as well as  exchange of information on new publications,  and assistance for  academic or professional events outside Taiwan.

The establishment of the first TRCCS represents a major strengthening on the information side for studies on Taiwan and Chinese studies, especially classic studies, in the Nordic countries.

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