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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

    Workshop: Reading Jyotiḥśāstra Texts

    The workshop is open to anyone interested in reading and learning about Jyotiḥśāstra texts, that is, texts on the astral sciences and divination. No background in Jyotiḥśāstra is required, but at least a basic understanding of Sanskrit is necessary to [...]

    The Islamization of Modern Indonesian Politicial Conduct 

    Religous models for political conduct in Indonesia traditionally showed a profound tolerance for contradicting ethical values and rarely prescribed adherence to any singular and absolute morality. Yet as the recent Jakarta gubernatorial elections demonstrated, while religion persists as an important [...]

    Asia Brown Bag Talk: Nis Grünberg

    The political economy of SOEs: National Champions or socialist institutions? Abstract Over the last years, China’s central state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have become huge international players. While these “National Champions” now rank among the largest global businesses, they are also known for [...]

    Nordic Centre Council Meeting: The Nordic Universities Role and Challenge in the New Arctic

    Nordic Centre in Shanghai drives and facilitates collaboration between researchers and students in the five Nordic countries and China. Located at Fudan University, one of Asia’s top universities, Nordic Centre has served as a vehicle for research and education within [...]

    What’s in it for Sweden? Toward a Shared Agenda for Swedish East Asia Research

    Building on the success of last year’s conference in May at the Stockholm School of Economics on East Asia Research in Sweden, the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), in cooperation with the University of Gothenburg will organize the conference’s 2018 installment [...]

The 5th issue of Asia in Focus - a Nordic journal on Asia by  early career researchers is out!

In the first paper Therese Boje Mortensen necessarily puts international human rights conventions into a local context, and questions the normative acceptance of ‘institutions as a last resort’ when it comes to children in rural India. Staying in India, Patrick Wennström then reminds us, importantly, of the value of combining qualitative and quantitative methods in the field of land cover change studies. Birgitte Egeskov Jensen then takes us to China for a crucial discussion of social citizenship and how it continues to be strongly determined by the hukou system which, she argues, further consolidates rural people’s self-image as ‘undeserving’. In the final article, we turn to literature – Jona Barabas uses concepts from queer theory and Confucian philosophy to succinctly examine the main character’s approach to the relationships in his life.

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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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