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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

    2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme open for online applications

      The 2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme has opened for online applications. The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to award foreign experts and scholars, who are interested in researching Taiwan (including [...]

    Helsinki Taiwanese American Film Festival – all online

    The University of Helsinki will be hosting its first Taiwanese American Film Festival this June! From June 6th to June 15th, this festival will showcase five short films by Taiwanese Americans filmmakers and a feature documentary about the Taiwanese diaspora [...]

    Hong Kong and the Quest for Democracy and Freedom under Chinese Rule (webinar)

    One year ago, on June 9, 2019, at least hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill with China. The bill was eventually withdrawn, but Hong Kong citizens now face Beijing’s so-called “National Security [...]

    Everyday Justice in Myanmar – new book out in summer 2020 (webinar)

    Interview with Senior Researcher Helene Maria Kyed, editor of the book. Everyday justice in Myanmar is the first book to explore how ordinary people in Myanmar access justice and resolve disputes based on a unique collection of ethnographic studies. The empirical [...]

    Shock mobility (webinar)

    Webinar with Professor Biao Xiang, Social Anthropology at University of Oxford and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. During the webinar Professor Biao Xiang, will share his current work on mobilities and restrictions during SARS and Coronavirus. [...]

The InFocus blog relaunched!

Due to the global corona pandemic and all it's outcomes, we are happy to bring some good news and hereby announce that the InFocus blog has been relaunched!

Last week for free trial to Japanese databases!

Please note that the free access due to the Corona pandemic to extended content/ Japanese databases expires on 31 May!  This includes:

  • Maisaku
  • Zassaku Plus
  • Maruzen e-books
  • Japan Times Digital (Japanese version)

Extended content:

  • Japan Knowledge:   Kadokawa Kogo Daijiten, Kadokawa Nihon Chimei Daijiten, Shinpen Kokka Taikan
    -JKBooks:  Toyo Keizai Shimpo / Weekly Toyo Keizai Digital Archives, Jinbutsu Sosho , The ORIENTAL ECONOMIST Digital Archives, Kamakura Ibun  , Bungeishunju Archives
  • Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo Visual II:    Zenkoku no Chiikimen
  • Japan Times Archives: Japan Advertiser

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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