Find the information you need for your research on Asia in our collection of databases, journals, newspapers and selected websites. If your institution is an NNC partner, you have access to e-books from NIAS Press and specialized databases for research on Asia.


Nordic Perspectives

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.

Gain Access to Asia Studies resources

Use our AsiaPortal resources in your teaching and assignment writing

Access Now

News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

    Associate Professorship in Sociology with a special focus on Asia, University of Copenhagen

    The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in Sociology with a special focus on Asia. The position is available from January 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible [...]

    What’s next for the Belt and Road? Chances and challenges for Sino-European relations

    This lecture focuses on the 2013 “Belt and Road Initiative”, which has become the flagship project of China’s foreign policy programme. The event further seeks to explore the Initiative, and assess ways in which Europe may play a role in shaping this [...]

    Women in the World of Murakami Haruki

    Guest lecture by Dr. Gitte Hansen, Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. This lecture is part of the JapanSessions, a lecture series funded by the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation and organized by students from [...]

    Design, Logo and Branding in China – How different from Scandinavia?

    By Johan Adam Linneballe Many Chinese brands are heading for international markets. But how are Chinese brands, story-telling and logos perceived in overseas markets? And how are logos and branding made in the first place in China which has a [...]

    Morgenstierne Lecture: Hindu priestesses (Strī Purohitā) in Pune

    A Talk by Ute Hüsken According to many Brahminic texts in Sanskrit, Vedic learning, initiation into priesthood, and the performance of rituals “for others” (parārtha) is the exclusive right of male members of Brahmin castes. Members of non-Brahmin castes, but [...]

SUPRA Scholarships


The SUPRA Nordic scholarship is one of the most important features of NIAS' Support Programme for Asian Studies. It is designed to make NIAS’ library and other resources accessible to PhD candidates and MA students in the Nordic countries. The scholarship covers inexpensive travel to and from Copenhagen and accommodation in a NIAS room at Nordisk Kollegium, with full board for a period of two weeks. Stays are subject to a time schedule administered by NIAS.

Read more

Workshop on Japanese Research tools at NIAS 19 September 2016

Once again there will soon be an opportunity to participate in a one-day workshop on Japanese online research tools in Copenhagen. The workshop will be held at NIAS, University of Copenhagen’s city campus, from 10.00-approx. 15.30 on 19 September 2016.

The workshop will focus on how to use some of the most important Japanese databases available for researchers at NNC institutions such as Japan Knowledge incl. Gunsho Ruiju, Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo, Japan Times Archives and hopefully also Nikkei Telecom 21 and Yomidasu Rekishikan. Participants will get a hands-on informative introduction to the databases and a chance to ask questions to the database representatives.

The workshop is free but registration latest 15 September is necessary as seats are limited.

Participants who wants to actively follow the introductions will need to bring their own laptops with Japanese language support to the workshop.

More information and program