Research on Asia in the Nordic region
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.
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.
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
6th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference: AGE, AGENCY, AMBIGUITY – gender and generation in times of change
August 27, 2017 - 08:00-August 30, 2017 - 17:00
August 28, 2017 - 14:15-16:00
August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017 - 16:15-18:00
August 31, 2017
Call for papers, Asia in Focus, Issue 5
Asia in Focus is a peer-reviewed journal published online by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. Asia in Focus was initiated by NIAS to provide Master students and Ph.D. students affiliated to a Nordic institution a widely accessible and transnational forum to publish their findings. The focal point of the journal is the modern Asian societies viewed from the standpoints of social science and humanities. The geographical focus is the Asian countries from Central Asia to Oceania excluding Australia and New Zealand. We aim at a high academic level in a concise, focused and readable form, and publish both academic essays and academic articles.
Deadline for submissions is 21 August 2017
Workshop on Japanese Research Tools
This year the one day annual workshop will be hosted by the University of Helsinki on 11 September 2017. There will be hands-on introductions by the vendors to the most important Japanese databases on the AsiaPortal: JapanKnowledge, Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo, Nikkei Telecom, Japan Times and Yomidas Rekishikan. The workshop is useful both for new and more experienced users of the databases as the presentations also include new features and the presentations are done in English.
Deadline for registration is 5 September 2017
Gain Access to Asia Studies resources
Use our AsiaPortal resources in your teaching and assignment writing