Research on Asia in the Nordic region
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.
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.
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.
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Asia in Focus Issue 7 is out now!
Issue 7 starts with an analysis by Thøger Kersting Christensen of the Chinese School of IR (international relations) theory in the global structure of IR knowledge production, focusing on three main Chinese scholars in the debate: Qin Yaqing, Yan Xuetong and Zhao Tingyang. In the second chapter, we turn to politics in the Japanese gaming world, with Valtteri Vuorikoski’s analysis of whether the Kantai Collection media franchise represents a resurgence of right-wing nationalism. Staying in the realm of popular culture, in the third chapter Nicklas Junker analyses, from a bottom-up perspective, whether Chinese Science Fiction literature can successfully export Chinese culture abroad, as K-Pop has done for Korea and Manga for Japan. In the last article we turn to the business world in China with Suvi Kurki’s analysis of the leadership preferences of Chinese Millenials. Using empathy-based stories, Kurki’s findings challenge the dominant narrative of Chinese leadership, namely the preference for Confucian style autocratic leadership. The issue closes with Lisa Lindkvist Zhang’s critical review of Bryan Van Norden’s (2017) Taking Back Philosophy – A Multicultural Manifesto.
Enjoy the read!
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.