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.

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News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

    CALL FOR PAPERS | Resilient Cities for Human Flourishing: Governing the Asia-Pacific Urban Transition in the Anthropocene

    The purpose of this multidisciplinary workshop is to explore innovations in governance aimed at building urban resilience to various forms of environmental harm while protecting human flourishing through the creation of civic cultures centered on more sustainable forms of resource [...]

    CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE | Resilient Cities for Human Flourishing: Governing the Asia-Pacific Urban Transition in the Anthropocene

    The rapidly changing urbanising societies of Asia and the Pacific have never been more vulnerable or exposed to environmental threats and disasters linked to anthropogenic transformations of nature and the increasingly severe effects of global climate change. Urban transformation in [...]

    CALL FOR PAPERS | Gender Mainstreaming & Cultural Rights

    International Conference – Women and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development The aim of the Conference is to create a civic space for promoting gender and diversity in cultural institutions and agencies: Promoting critical reflections on the current state of [...]

    China, its Neighbors, and Foreign Perceptions – Launching the ISDP Stockholm-China Center

    This event celebrates the launch of the ISDP Stockholm-China Center- a center designed to facilitate a more nuanced understanding of contemporary China and the development of Sino-European relations. During this half-day seminar there will be a presentation of a selection [...]

    Full Professorship for “Transregional China Studies” (W2) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, invites applications for a Full Professorship for “Transregional China Studies” (W2), starting 1 April, 2017. The Institute for Asian and African Studies focuses on interdisciplinary and transregional teaching [...]

SUPRA Scholarships


The SUPRA Nordic scholarship is one of the most important features of NIAS' Support Programme for Asian Studies. It is designed to make NIAS’ library and other resources accessible to PhD candidates and MA students in the Nordic countries. The scholarship covers inexpensive travel to and from Copenhagen and accommodation in a NIAS room at Nordisk Kollegium, with full board for a period of two weeks. Stays are subject to a time schedule administered by NIAS.

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Extended Deadline: Nordic Asian Studies in the 21st Century. Conference & Ph.d Course.


At the beginning of the 21st Century, relations with Asia have become crucial not only for the private, but also for the public sector. Economic, political and cultural relations between the West and the East are growing, and the need in our part of the West – the Nordic region – for solid knowledge about Asia, is also growing.

The program will consist of keynotes, panel debates, roundtables, informal discussions and networking. Colleagues who want to present a paper are invited to do so. Colleagues who will take this opportunity to listen to the keynotes and panel debates but not present, are also most welcome to do so.

Find out more at the conference Website.