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

    6th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference: AGE, AGENCY, AMBIGUITY – gender and generation in times of change

    6th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference AGE, AGENCY, AMBIGUITY – gender and generation in times of change This conference focuses on gender and generations in times of social and economic change, in particular economic crises, migration and environmental challenges. [...]

    Borderline nationalism: Blurring Indo-Pak Lines through Indian Border Security Force VCDs

    Morgenstierne lecture with Ronie Parciack Seven decades have elapsed since the traumatic partition in 1947. Since then the relationship between India and Pakistan has been studded with wars, nuclear arms race, border clashes and terror attacks. Indian news media routinely [...]

    Call for Papers: Environmental Asia

    Global environmental degradation and climate change are possibly the greatest challenges of our times. They have roots in humanity’s long history of creatively making use of natural resources to generate change, often with unforeseen and unpredictable consequences. As the gravity [...]

    A Social Turn of Yogācāra Soteriology in Modern China, 1866-1966

    Lecture by Jessica Zu, Princeton University Narratives of decline and revival have been employed by many modern Chinese Buddhist communities for adapting to a fast-changing world. This study examines how this narrative functioned for the well-known Yogācāra revival led by Yang [...]

    Call for Papers: “Sustainable Taiwan”

    In environmental sciences ‘sustainability’ means ‘the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance’. However, ‘sustainability’ is more than a recent buzzword and embraces a much broader philosophy and practice. [...]

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

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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

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