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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

    The Value of Carbon in Creating Ecological Civilization

    What is the value of carbon? How is carbon made, measured, and managed? And why does carbon play such a dominant role in environmental governance, in China and beyond? In this talk, anthropologist Charlotte Bruckermann turns to three ethnographic fieldsites [...]

    Confucius Institutes: Language Teaching or Propaganda?

    Welcome to the Danish Premiere of the award-winning documentary IN THE NAME OF CONFUCIUS, followed by a panel debate with director Doris Liu (Canada) and journalist Thomas Foght (Radio24seven) who have had access to documents concerning the Danish Confucius Institutes. [...]

    Re-move to Remove

    Talk by Chan Sook Choi (artist), received her Diplom’s degree in Visual Communications and Media Art and her Ma at University der Künste in Berlin.         Re-move is an autobiographical research (2010-present) project that deals with ‘Migrant [...]

    Workshop: The People’s State

    Workshop convened by Ravinder Kaur and Nayanika Mathur Over the past two decades, a rich scholarship has emerged around the “everyday state” as an analytical category of social and political life. What has underpinned this approach was the idea that [...]

    Respect your neighbor as yourself?: Caste in Kerala

    Public seminar with Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Her research has focused on various aspects of the Sri Lankan civil war. Primarily, she has conducted research with two different ethnic groups, Sri Lankan Tamils and Sri Lankan Muslims. Her [...]

On trial - KinoDen Japanese e-books

KinoDen is a new digital library service providing access to  more than 10.000 academic e-books in a wide varity of disciplines and from various Japanese publishing houses.  During the trial period we have limited reading access, max. 20  pages,  to some 40 titles. Full-text search enabled.

In Japanese.

On trial until 31 March 2019.

KinoDen Japanese Academic e-books service

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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