The AsiaPortal consists of two kinds of information sources:

  • information resources for researchers and students and others focusing on Asia in their research
  • information about Nordic research and academic activities focusing on Asia

If you are looking for information for your research you can browse our e-resources either by geographical region or by subjects on the starting page under E-resources and find databases, online journals (some only with back-access to the archives) , and the latest issues of a collection of Asian newspapers. If you are from an NNC institution, you can also freely download a number of NIAS Press e-books.

Some of the e-resources are only accessible if you are coming from an NNC – Nordic NIAS Council institution (click the link to get to the list of NNC institutions). To login as a staff or student at an NNC institution you use your normal institutional login. For all e-resources except the journals you will first come to a landing page where you will find more information about the content of the resource, keywords, if there are a limited number of simultaneous users,  and for some of the Chinese and Japanese databases also user guides.

Under the title Nordic Perspectives you can keep up to date with news and events from the Nordic Asian studies community, read our free online journal Asia in Focus a Nordic journal on Asia by early career researchers, browse the archive of our In Focus blog with articles, analyses and comments on up to date issues in Asia by Nordic researchers and journalists (2008-), or the collection of Asia-focused publications in a number of Nordic institutional repositories (c. 2008-2013), as well as find information on Nordic research networks on Asia.