E-Resources

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

    Opening Seminar of Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

    CLIMATE, HEALTH AND THE IMAGINATION OF HUMAN FUTURES Date/Time: Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9:00-12:15 CEST On the occasion of developing a new cooperation between University of Oslo and Fudan University through the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies (FECCS), FECCS is [...]

    Unpacking Myanmar’s Failed Coup? A Roundtable Discussion

    The military coup d’état in Myanmar on 1 February is looking more and more like a failed coup with a dwindling economy, massive worker strikes and a widespread popular resistance that is uniting people across generational, ethnic, and religious boundaries. Whatever [...]

    Xunzi’s practical philosophy of governance; concepts of rites (li), law (fa) and social order and contemporary Chinese Party-State

    On Monday 24 May 2021, Professor Matti Nojonen from the University of Lapland will give a guest lecture on the topic of ‘Xunzi’s practical philosophy of governance; concepts of rites (li), law (fa) and social order and contemporary Chinese Party-State’. Please register here by [...]

    Taiwan’s Opportunities and Challenges During the Pandemic: Domestic Politics, Foreign Relations, and Global Health Strategies

    This seminar goes beyond the clichés about Taiwan’s handling of COVID-19. It is not just about creating a narrative of Taiwan’s success or how that narrative is being suppressed in the international community. Instead, it invites experts from the medical [...]

    The Cyber Threat Landscape in East Asia and Policy Challenges

    Open Webinar with Dr Jun Osawa, Nakasone Peace Institute, Tokyo State-sponsored cyber attacks are on the rise. New serious challenges include cyber propaganda and manipulation of democratic processes. But what kind of cyber attacks does national security focus on? How [...]

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) on trial in February 2021

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is the most comprehensive Western-language bibliographical database for research on East, Southeast and South Asia. Published by the Association for Asian Studies, it covers all subjects with special focus on the humanities and social sciences.

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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.

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