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.

Upcoming Events from Nordic Perspectives

    Public Lecture: Plant-human Interaction in Contemporary Sinophone Fiction [in Danish]

    Together with ThinkChina, the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, have invited PhD in Chinese studies, Astrid Møller-Olsen, for a talk on the use of plants in contemporary Sinophone works of fiction. Abstract In this talk, Astrid [...]

    Hybrid: Book seminar: What went wrong, and is new social democracy possible in the south?

    In his new book «In Search of New Social Democracy», Törnquist returns to findings from fifty years of research on democracy and social rights movements in Indonesia, India, and the Philippines, to address a major puzzle of our time: why has [...]

    In-person event:Book talk: Women Migrants in Southern China and in Taiwan. Mobilities, Digital Economies and Emotions

    In this book seminar, Beatrice Zani presents her new book “Women Migrants in Southern China and in Taiwan. Mobilities, Digital Economies and Emotions”. The book explores the lives, the migratory experiences, and the social, economic, and emotional practices of Chinese migrant [...]

    Hybrid seminar: “Chinese domestic public opinion and maritime crisis escalation”

    What role does Chinese public opinion play in international crisis situations? The Stockholm Center for Global Asia invites to this hybrid seminar “Chinese domestic public opinion and maritime crisis escalation: the shadow of networked nationalism”, taking place online and in [...]

    JapanSession: Japan needs to accelerate digital transformation – but how?

    In this  JapanSession, organised by Japan Studies at the University of Copenhagen and ADI, Karen Ejersbo Iversen, PhD in Japanese economic politics has been invited to give a public guest lecture.  Abstract Digitalization has been high on the political agenda [...]

Unofficial poetry journals from China

Leiden University Libraries has made a large number of unofficial poetry journals from China accessible online in this collection with  thousands of pages from an internationally unique collection of unofficial Chinese poetry for teaching, research, and the general public, including literary criticism and polemics.

The Leiden University collection is internationally unique. It was built by Maghiel van Crevel, who donated it to the library in 2006 and has continued to add new acquisitions. The help of Chinese poets and scholars has been invaluable throughout.

The journals are hugely influential but difficult to access. In order to address this paradox and to advance research, teaching, translation, and use by the general reader, Leiden University Libraries is working to digitize the collection, in collaboration with the Fudan University Library.

Unofficial poetry journals from China on the AsiaPortal

Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)

On 16 may the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS) was officially inaugurated at the TORS Center of Knowledge at the Southern Campus of the University of Copenhagen. TRCCS is the result of a cooperation agreement between the National Central Library of Taiwan (NCL) on the one hand and Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) together with NIAS Library on the other hand.

The agreement includes a TRCCS book collection with titles from Taiwan which will available for Nordic users via inter-library loan, a number of e-resources, as well as  exchange of information on new publications,  and assistance for  academic or professional events outside Taiwan.

The establishment of the first TRCCS represents a major strengthening on the information side for studies on Taiwan and Chinese studies, especially classic studies, in the Nordic countries.

Read more

Gain Access to Asia Studies resources

Use our AsiaPortal resources in your teaching and assignment writing

Access Now