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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

    ISDP Forum: Shaking Hands with Clenched Fists – Book Presentation by Asma Khawaja

    India and Pakistan are two nuclear-armed states with a history of cold as well as hot wars, of which border skirmishes over the past months have reminded the world. Security requires trust and, if such is lacking, confidence-building measures. In this ISDP Forum, Dr. Asma Khawaja, Assistant Professor [...]

    Myanmar: Living as Muslims in a Buddhist country

    In recent years, a sequence of dramatic events have propelled the question of Myanmar’s Muslim minorities high on the global agenda. Ethno-religious violence involving Buddhists and Muslims broke out in Rakhine State in 2012; this was followed by islamophobic attacks [...]

    CfA: Postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies, The Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen

    There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position in Sinology/Chinese Studies at the Department of Foreign Languages, by plan starting 1 January 2020 or as agreed. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years. The Department of Foreign [...]

    Forest becomes frontline: Conservation and Counter-Insurgency in a space of violent conflict in Assam, Northeast India

    Using the case of the Ecological Task Force (ETF) of the Indian Army as an entry point, this seminar discusses the views on green militarization and violent environments in the context of reserves and protected forest areas. Speaker: Anwesha Dutta [...]

Asia in Focus Issue 7 is out now!

We are pleased to share with you the latest issue of Asia in Focus!

Asia in Focus is a unique open source peer reviewed journal that focuses on contemporary Asia with a strong focus on the social sciences and the humanities. The journal only publishes academic articles, academic essays and book reviews written by early career researchers (students and recent graduates following Masters and PhD programs) who are studying at institutes of higher education in Europe.

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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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