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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

    Book talk: Dynamics of Caste and Law: Dalits, Oppression and Constitutional Democracy in India

    Caste has become a visible phenomenon often associated with discrimination, inequality and politics in India and globally. India’s constitutional democracy has had a remarkable goal of creating equality in a context of caste. Despite constitutional promises with equal opportunities for [...]

    Book talk: Overcoming Isolationism: Japan’s Leadership in East Asian Security Multilateralism

    In the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors. Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan proposed East Asia’s first multilateral security forum in the early 1990s, emerging [...]

    Rallying for Democracy? Thailand’s Latest Student Protests

    ASIANET: fokus webinar with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo, Senior Researcher with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Marte Nilsen, and foreign news journalist and former Asia correspondent for Aftenposten Kristoffer Rønneberg. Although Thailand held an election in March 2019, the clique of generals who [...]

    What Happened To The ‘New Malaysia’? Politics Since The 2018 Elections

    Webinar sponsored by the New York Southeast Asia Network, NYU Wagner, and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. NOTE: This virtual event will take place on September 23 at 8PM NY/September 24 at 2AM in Denmark/September 24 at 8AM Malaysia. May [...]

    Webinar: Asian Cities in the Global (Urban) Governance of COVID-19

    Networking Cities in a Time of Crisis: Asian Cities in the Global (Urban) Governance of COVID-19 by Prof Michele Acuto (ARI ASIA TRENDS 2020) Prior to the advent of the coronavirus pandemic cities the world over had been progressively taking [...]

Asia in Focus Issue 8 is out now!

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!

New trial: Renmin Ribao archive and current issue!

Trial resources available here

Trial expires on 31 December 2020

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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