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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

    Call for Papers and Panels: 10th Annual International ADI Conference

    The 10th Asian Dynamics Initiative Conference is now inviting abstracts for paper presentations addressing the panel themes listed below as well as the conference’s overall theme “Transition and Disruption in Asia”. Your submission should include: Name, affiliation, short bio Abstract including [...]

    Invitation to submission to panel: Researching Digital in Asia

    Liu Jun, associate professor at UCPH,  invites submissions for  the panel “Researching Digital in Asia” in the ADI 2018,  at University of Copenhagen, 18-20 June 2018 (more information here, http://asiandynamics.ku.dk/english/adi-conference-2018/panels/researching-digital-in-asia/). This panel invites scholars to discuss and (critically) reflect upon research related [...]

    Theory seminar: Controlling the Narrative and International Order in the South China Sea

    Amanda Cheney visits NUPI to talk about the term “rule based order” in the South China Sea. In recent years, “rule based order” has emerged as a talking point in policy-oriented conversations about the future of the international system, particularly [...]

    2018 Academy of Korean Studies: Korean Studies Grant

    2018 Korean Studies Grant: Call for Proposals   The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2018 Korean Studies Grant Program. We invite proposals for following 5 categories and this year, we have launched [...]

    Paper Activism: Environmental Struggles in Western India.

    Morgenstierne Seminar lecture Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Associate Professor, IKOS. The Indian state, writes Nayanika Mathur, is a paper tiger: An inveterate writer that is obsessed with producing, circulating, storing and decoding paper. Paper, in this rendering, is thus central to [...]

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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