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 News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

    Assessing 40 Years of Reform and Opening in China

    Lund University is hosting this four day conference on the fortieth anniversary of the initiation of China’s ‘Reform and Opening’ period. Over these four decades the country has seen economic, social and cultural transformation on a scale and at a [...]

    Call for papers: Arctic-Chinese Cooperation

    China seeking Arctic resources – The Arctic seeking resources in China This workshop welcomes contributions from multiple disciplines contributing to our understanding of how meetings between the Arctic and China unfold when Arctic and Chinese resources are explored or exploited [...]

    Oslo-Tohoku International Workshop: Buddhism in Japanese History – New Perspectives

    This joint event organsied organised by Oslo University and Tohoku University welcomes you to a whole-day workshop on Buddhism in Japanese history. A brief programme of the day will include the following talks:  A Buddhaless Pure Land: The Secularization of [...]


    GUEST LECTURE. Speaker: Prof. Ann Phoenix (University College London and Helsinki University Collegium for Advanced Studies). Venue: Unioninkatu 38, A109 (Russian Room) The very visible economic and social changes that have shifted China’s position in the world have also had [...]

    Guest Lecture: Changing Children, Childhood, and Family Lives in Contemporary China

    The very visible economic and social changes that have shifted China’s position in the world have also had implications for children and families and how childhood is viewed. While many people identify the one-child policy (introduced in 1979 and being [...]

Call for papers Asia in Focus Issue 6

Asia in Focus is a peer-reviewed journal published online twice a year by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. Asia in Focus provides Master students and Ph.D. students affiliated to a European institution a widely accessible and transnational forum to publish their findings. T

We are seeking full papers (approx. 3500 words) for the next issue of Asia in Focus. The papers which may take an academic article or academic essay format, should pertain to contemporary issues in modern Asia and be rooted in the social sciences or humanities. We are also accepting book reviews of no more than 1000 words. 

See the attached documents for more information or visit www.asiainfocus.dk/call-for-papers for more detailed instructions about submission.

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2018 .

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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