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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

    Asia in Focus Issue 6 is out now

    About Issue 6 Issue 6 starts with a look at historical events from the 19th century in Japan, with John Hennessey doing a reevaluation of William Wheeler’s Work for the Kaitakushi, the Japanese government agency responsible for the settlement of the northern island [...]

    Asia in Focus: Call for Papers for Issue 7 – Extended Deadline

    Call for Papers for Asia in Focus, Issue 7 Asia in Focus is an entirely free open access publication devoted to research on modern Asian societies from the standpoint of the humanities and the social sciences, with Level 1 ranking [...]

    Monsters in Korean Film

    Lecture by Dr. Ji-Yoon An, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen This lecture will focus on Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (Goemul, 2006) and Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan (Busanhaeng, 2016). Based on the readings in the list provided beforehand, the lecture will [...]

    Public talk on Nagayo Sensai: The Japanese Pioneer of Primary Health Care and His Eureka Moments

    In the 1970s while working in Sri Lanka with UNICEF on a Colombo Slum and Shanty Project Eimi Watanabe came across the story of his great-grandfather, Nagayo Sensai. Nagayo Sensai was a pioneer of public health in Meiji period Japan, who tackled these issues of public health through the concept [...]

    UPF and ACE Panel Debate – Digital China

    By the end of 2017, the number of China Internet users totalled 772 million, with a penetration rate of 55.8%. The Chinese government has embarked on a comprehensive strategy of applying information and communication technologies (ICT) and big data solutions [...]

CFP: Asia on the Move - Conference and PhD Course. 






NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies & Centre for Peace Studies, UiT invites you to "Asia on the Move": Conference and PhD Course. 

This is the 11th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference. 

The event will be held in Tromsø, Norway. From 5. nov 2018, 13:00 to 9. nov 2018, 16:00.

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.asiaonthemove2018.com/ 

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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