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.

Upcoming Events from Nordic Perspectives

    Lunch talk: Nguyen Thanh Tam

    Nguyen Thanh Tam is a legal adviser on international trade and business law at the Law Office Huynh Nam, Hanoi, Viet Nam. She is Associate Professor and former Dean of the Faculty of International Trade and Business Law at Hanoi [...]

    What is really happening in Xinjiang?

    Historical context, current developments and source criticism. While Xi Jinping’s massive transcontinental “Belt and Road Initiative” (also known as the New Silk Road) has received a great deal of academic and media coverage, much less attention has been paid to [...]

    Understanding Myanmar Today: Liberalization and Crisis in an Era of Political Reform

    Open lecture by Nick Cheesman, Australian National University followed by a panel discussion with Chie Ikeya (Rutgers University), Nyi Nyi Kyaw (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore), Elizabeth Rhoads (King’s College London), and Morten Pedersen (University of New South Wales). [...]

    Belt and Road Initiative with new tracks? China’s initiative and Japan’s response

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative is meant to create new connectivities and new infrastructure across the world. The Chinese leadership’s idea is that the Chinese experience in development can be transferred elsewhere and help stimulate economic growth in the countries [...]

On trial - KinoDen Japanese e-books

KinoDen is a new digital library service providing access to  more than 10.000 academic e-books in a wide varity of disciplines and from various Japanese publishing houses.  During the trial period we have limited reading access, max. 20  pages,  to some 40 titles. Full-text search enabled.

In Japanese.

On trial until 31 March 2019.

KinoDen Japanese Academic e-books service

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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