E-Resources

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

    Public Lecture with Prasenjit Duara – ‘Revisiting the Chinese World Order’

    Guest lecture with Professor Prasenjit Duara, Duke University There are unexpected convergences between the imperial Chinese order and the emergent global order. The historical evolution of forms of global domination since the end of the 19th century saw modern imperialism [...]

    Seminar: Where the Silk Road Economic Belt meets the Polar Silk Road: Nordic prospects, visions, projects

    China’s investments to Nordic countries is a rapidly growing phenomenon. Existing and intensively growing Chinese tourism, growing Chinese investments in enterprises, the recent initiative on Chinese investments in a new railway “Arctic Corridor” towards Arctic all give Nordic Countries a [...]

    ISDP Forum: Engaging Central Asia and the Caucasus: The Long Game on the Silk Road

    This ISDP Forum marks the launch of a new book, The Long Game on the Silk Road: US and EU Strategy for Central Asia and the Caucasus, by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell. A presentation by Svante E. Cornell, Director [...]

    Where the Silk Road Economic Belt meets the Polar Silk Road: Nordic prospects, visions, projects

    First Seminar by Eurasian Studies Network   23-25.05.2018 at University of Eastern Finland Joensuu Campus   China’s investments to Nordic countries is a rapidly growing phenomenon. Existing and intensively growing Chinese tourism, growing Chinese investments in enterprises, the recent initiative on [...]

    Asia Brown Bag Talk: Sacred Cetaceans: Comparing Whale Worship in Vietnam and Japan

    ADI and NIAS are pleased to invite you to an Asia Brown Bag Talk by Aike P. Rots, University of Oslo. In various parts of the Asia-Pacific region, whales, dolphins, and other aquatic mammals are associated with divine power, and are  [...]

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!

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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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