Asia in Focus

A Nordic Journal on Asia by Early Career Researchers

Go to website

In Focus

In Focus blog with contributions by Nordic experts on Asian topics

Go to website

Nordic publications

Nordic Open Access research publications focusing on Asia.

Go to website

Nordic networks

Nordic research networks focusing on Asia

Go to website

News From the Nordic Region

    “Naming an Era” – The Fiftheenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS).

    Reflecting the occasion of the end of the Heisei period, and teh Japanese government selecting a new era name in Spring 2019, papers summing up the recent history of Japan and/or focusing on trends that have relevance for the future [...]

    The irony of open borders: Mobility, citizenship and ethnicity in Himalayan South Asia

    Public seminar with Sara Schneiderman Sarah Schneiderman is Associate Professor at Dept. of Anthropology, University of British Colombia Shneiderman is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region, and serves as an [...]

    Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Comparisons and Findings from Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake

    In 2015, Nepal was struck by its worst natural disaster in several decades, which left 9,000 people dead, injured 20,000 and destroyed over 600,000 homes. The devastating socio-economic and environmental impacts of this catastrophe were compounded by the country’s protracted [...]

    Vietnam – the limits of modernization under Party rule

    Vietnam’s development success story is today well-known. The economic development, has not only produced sustained economic growth but has also resulted in cultural and societal transformation: urbanization and the emergence of new social forces in society and a concomitant political [...]

    Negotiating Ethnic and Racial Difference in the Japanese Empire

    Open lecture with John Hennessey. Looking at a map of the Japanese Emipre, it appears to have had clear borders and constituent parts, but the reality was far messier. The Japanese Empire was in fact a patchwork of colonial territories [...]