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.

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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.

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Information on North Korea on the AsiaPortal    

NK News and NK Pro could be useful and interesting to many users in the present tense situation with North Korea. Please note also that in PressReader you can find some North Korean newspapers, including Pyongang News.

NK News and NK Pro

NKnews/NK Pro is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. Content (in English)  includes access to selected newspapers and journals, news aggregator, intelligence analysis, expert surveys, in-depth articles, and tools and data about North Korea.

Asian Newspapers – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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