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 Events from Nordic Perspectives

    Monocultures: Life and Death in Asian Plantation Zones

    Open seminar with Kevin Woods, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Honolulu, and Bengt G. Karlsson, Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. During the last decade there has been an explosion of large-scale monocultural plantations in [...]

    Lunch talk: War on the Cold War – Transitional Justice in Korea

    War on the Cold War: Transitional Justice in Korea   The presentation investigates the issue of justice for victims of state violence in Korea. This endeavour includes a case study on the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in [...]

    Between Work and Labor: Interstitial Selves in the Indian Construction Industry

    Public seminar with Adam Sargent Adam Sargent is a sociocultural anthropologist who works at the intersection of semiotic anthropology and political economy with a regional focus on urban North India. His current work focuses particularly on the socio-technical organization of [...]

    CFP: Changing Bangladesh

    The Bangladesh Studies Network Workshop at the University of Oslo, 13-14 June 2019, call for papers. Once dubbed a ‘basket case’ and struggling with mass starvation, poor infrastructure, gender disparity, political turmoil, and aid dependency, Bangladesh has over the past [...]

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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