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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

    Save the date for the Hel­sinki Con­fer­ence on the Chinese Model of Gov­ernance

    The one-day conference on 20 March 2018 invites scholars to revisit discussion on the Chinese model of governance and articulate the old and new features of Xi Jinping’s model of governance. Most current research on the China model debates whether [...]

    First call for papers – Conference and Doctoral workshop: China and the “Wider” Eastern Europe

    This is a first call for papers. The conference China and the “Wider” Eastern Europe will be held at the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS), University of Turku, Finland from 11th to 12th October 2018. We welcome senior researchers [...]

    Turku Korea Week 2018

    Turku Korea Week is back this year with lots of exciting events taking place in Turku from Korean cooking and calligraphy lessons, to a BBQ and a K-pop night. Don’t be shy! This is a great chance for you to enjoy [...]

    WORKSHOP – Gender and gender equality in ‘welfare solutions’ and ‘entrepreneurship and business’

    This call for papers is addressed to PhD students and scholars working with gender perspectives and gender equality issues in relation to Nordic welfare policies and practices, as well as in relation to Nordic entrepreneurship and business.  Asia studies scholars [...]

    Nordic China Law Scholars Meeting

    The Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki and the Finnish China Law Center will host the first-ever Nordic China Law Scholars Meeting. The purpose of the Meeting is to provide a forum in which scholars can share their [...]

The 5th issue of Asia in Focus - a Nordic journal on Asia by  early career researchers is out!

In the first paper Therese Boje Mortensen necessarily puts international human rights conventions into a local context, and questions the normative acceptance of ‘institutions as a last resort’ when it comes to children in rural India. Staying in India, Patrick Wennström then reminds us, importantly, of the value of combining qualitative and quantitative methods in the field of land cover change studies. Birgitte Egeskov Jensen then takes us to China for a crucial discussion of social citizenship and how it continues to be strongly determined by the hukou system which, she argues, further consolidates rural people’s self-image as ‘undeserving’. In the final article, we turn to literature – Jona Barabas uses concepts from queer theory and Confucian philosophy to succinctly examine the main character’s approach to the relationships in his life.

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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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