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.


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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.

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News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

NIAS Researcher Aki Tonami Speaking at Arctic Symposium

NIAS Researcher Aki Tonami Speaking at Arctic Symposium

Arctic Symposium – Foreign Investment in Greenland This symposium addresses some of the current most central aspects relating to foreign investment in Greenland, including the needs and prospects, legal challenges in relation to investment protection, the potential for Chinese investments

Asia in Focus Issue 3 is out!

Asia in Focus Issue 3 is out!

We are pleased to announce that Issue 3 of Asia in Focus is out!  Geographically we cover China, Japan and India this time. The content embraces diverse analytical frameworks that have not been taken up in previous issues such as

Call for articles for Asia in Focus, Issue 4

Call for articles for Asia in Focus, Issue 4

Asia in Focus is a Nordic journal on Asia published by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and is freely available online.    We kindly invite Master students and Ph.D. students from the humanities and social sciences, who are

Supra Scholarship

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.

New resources

Databases of the History of Contemporary Chinese Political Movements 1949-1976
This e-resource consists of 4 separate databases of collected Chinese source material:
1. The Chinese Cultural Revolution Database (1966–1976),
2. The Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database (1957–),
3. The Chinese Great Leap Forward–Great Famine Databases (1958–1962),
4. The early-mid 1950s Chinese Political Movements Databases, covering sources on the Land Reform, the Thought Reform, and the Three Socialist Transformation.