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

    Lecture: “Chinese Perspectives on Taiwan and Colonial Expansion in the Ming and Qing Dynasties”

    In this talk, hosted by the University of Helsinki, Leigh Jenco (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) surveys the background intellectual contexts that made encounters with otherness–in Taiwan and elsewhere–thinkable for Chinese travelers and literati in the late [...]

    CfP: Seasons of Revolutions. Transnational Lives of Nationalist Revolts

    The Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore invites to hand in papers for a conference on revolutions in Asia. Specific foci will be on three key revolutions in Asia: (1) constitutional revolutions from the early 20th century [...]

    The Best We Share: Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena

    ToRS and ADI are pleased to invite you to a book talk with Christoph Brumann from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle. About the book The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is one of the most widely ratified international [...]

    Stockholm Seminar: “The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood”

    In the 94th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith will present his new book: The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood on Wednesday, September 22nd 0221. The book examines how manga/anime-style characters trigger affect in [...]

    Taming the City: Urbanisation, Buddhism, and new Religious Topographies in Post-Soviet Buryatia

    Public lecture by Dr. Kristina Jonutytė, Vilnius University Buryat Buddhism has historically been tightly linked with the rural milieu. Since its spread in the 18-19th centuries, its temples and lamas were initially nomadic, although settled monasteries did form later to serve the [...]

New on the AsiaPortal: Afghan Central Press Archives on trial

The Afghan Central Press collection brings together four national, Kabul-based publications of Afghanistan whose long runs and prominence provide a concentrated vantage point for understanding developments in Afghanistan for much of the twentieth century. The English-language Kabul Times is presented alongside Pushto publications Anīs, Hewād, and Iṣlāḥ.

Together, the archives of these newspapers provide a chronicle of events from the fall of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, the establishment of the People’s Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, the Soviet invasion, the rise of the Mujahedeen, the establishment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, invasion by the United States and the ensuing period of reconstruction from the view of the capital.

On trial at the AsiaPortal until 31 October 2021

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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