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 News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

    10th Annual International ADI Conference

    Asian Dynamics Initiative We are pleased to announce that the 10th Annual International ADI Conference will be held at the University of Copenhagen 18-20 June 2018. Keynote speakers Dr Faisal Devji, University Reader in Modern South Asian History, Director, St. [...]

    10th Annual International ADI Conference

      Since the launch of the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the Universtity of Copenhagen in 2008, the ADI annual conference has become a well-established event in Asian Studies internationally. With the conference in 2018 we wish to continue this tradition. Keynote [...]

    International Symposium: Corporate Religion in Asia

    In this symposium, we discuss several aspects of corporate religion in Asia, and offer some theoretical and methodological suggestions for studying this underexplored topic.  In most academic discourse, ‘religion’ is discursively differentiated from other, ‘secular’ realms of society, such as [...]

    Summer School: NEWDAY – Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy

    In 2017, NIAS in collaboration with the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies and Nansen Academy held the first NEWDAY–Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy at Nansen Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. The summer school featured lectures by prominent scholars, journalists, and thinkers as [...]

    Japan and Europe in Alsace Japanese Study Seminar

    The Japan Foundation and Centre Européen d’Études Japonaises d’Alsace (CEEJA) have carried out a series of seminars since 2007, with an aim to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and further promote Japanese studies in Europe.Participants will [...]

NEWDAY Summer School Now Open for Applications

Apply now for the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy at Nansen Academy taking place 7-17 August in Lillehammer, Norway. The summer school features lectures by prominent scholars, journalists, and thinkers as well as debates and dialogue between students and teachers on the burning issues of our time.  We invite students of BA and MA level from within all discipline to participate in an inter-disciplinary training program addressing current global challenges in a unique social setting. The main themes this year include gender and society; media and activism; climate crisis and environmental degradation – and many more!


WiseSearch - news from Greater China and beyond

WiseSearch enables searching in news sources in both Chinese and English mainly from the Greater China region in 1200 newspapers, 10000 Chinese news websites and 1500 social medias. Apart from Chinese news sources in Chinese and English, news sources from other regions in Asia are also included, e g Bangkok Post, The Nation, The Straits, Philippine Star, and South China Morning Post. How far the archive goes for older issues varies from title to title, but there are no issues older than 1998. Specific sources can be found under Media/Author. WiseSearch also contains business information from the Greater China region.

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