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.

News & Events from Nordic Perspectives

    EU-China new Strategic Partnership

    Chinese leadership, style and preferences has changed. How may this affect the county’s relationship to the EU? After a ten year engagement of EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (2003-2013) EU-China relationship enters into a new era due to the change the [...]

    SEASS lecture: Who wants to be the Tinderella? Narrative construction of online dating practice in Indonesia

    Public SEASS lecture by Rinatania Fajriani, PhD fellow at the Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies Nowadays, the use of online dating application has changed the romantic relationship practice. The Location Based Real Time Dating (LBRTD), in particular, has been [...]

    9th Nordic NIAS Council Conference and PhD Course

    Nordic Asian Studies in the 21st Century – Stocktaking for the Future Conference Asia House, Copenhagen 7-9 November 2016 PhD Course NIAS, Copenhagen, 10-11 November 2016 At the beginning of the 21st Century, relations with Asia have become crucial not [...]

    The Ebola Crisis and China’s Search for a Role as a Responsible Great Power

    ThinkChina‘s ChinaTalks Lecture Series presents Barry Buzan, Professor of International Relations, LSE, with a talk on: The Ebola Crisis and China’s Search for a Role as a Responsible Great Power: Human Security and the Merger of Great Power Management and Global Governance. [...]

    JapanSessions: Media Coverage in Crisis

    Public lecture by Jens Sejrup, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen Compared to news organizations in other liberal democracies, major Japanese news media seem remarkably content to disseminate government-sanctioned information on national policies and developments without notable critical angles or [...]

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South Asia Archive
The South Asia Archive is a searchable digital archive of diverse material, mainly primary resources, from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century reflecting the varied range of knowledge production in colonial and early post-colonial India. Read more

Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) net Database (China)
The Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) net Database includes research report databases and special databases. The platform provides several series of economic and financial information products. In Chinese. Read more.

Social Sciences Journals Database from Renmin university (China)
Social Sciences Journals Database from Renmin university includes full-text access to journals in the areas of political and social sciences, law, philosophy, economics and management, literature and arts, education, history, cultural information, media and others since 1995. In Chinese. Read more.

Extended Deadline: Nordic Asian Studies in the 21st Century. Conference & Ph.d Course.


At the beginning of the 21st Century, relations with Asia have become crucial not only for the private, but also for the public sector. Economic, political and cultural relations between the West and the East are growing, and the need in our part of the West – the Nordic region – for solid knowledge about Asia, is also growing.

The program will consist of keynotes, panel debates, roundtables, informal discussions and networking. Colleagues who want to present a paper are invited to do so. Colleagues who will take this opportunity to listen to the keynotes and panel debates but not present, are also most welcome to do so.

Find out more at the conference Website.

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