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

    CFA Doctoral Researcher on the project POPAGANDA: Pop Culture, Art, and Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace

    The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment. This position is [...]

    NIAS and CHERN’s joint training school in qualitative China research needs your opinion!

    The Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) together with China in Europe Network (CHERN) will arrange training in the use of computational social science methods in qualitative China research, in order to make the methods better known among European China [...]

    2021 SEAREG Summer Conference

    The Southeast Asia Research Group’s (SEAREG) twelfth conference will include five 2021 SEAREG Fellows who will present their work. Topics include: “Can Encounters with the State Improve Minority-State Relations? Evidence from Myanmar,” “Failing the Test’ – Indonesian Civil Service Examinations,” [...]

    Introducing “Mao’s Bestiary: Medicinal Animals and Modern China” by Dr Liz P.Y. Chee

    In this webinar, hosted by Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, Dr Liz P. J. Chee introduces her new book; In this book, Mao’s Bestiary: Medicinal Animals and Modern China. She traces an aspect of Chinese medicine [...]

    CfP: COVID-19 in Asia: Communication, Nationalism and Technology

    6th International Conference – Asia Centre As of 4 October, the numbers arising from the COVID-19 pandemic stood at 35,156,100 infections and 1,038,254 deaths. The economic and public health catastrophe notwithstanding, COVID-19 has created a communications challenge for countries trying [...]

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.

BAS on the AsiaPortal

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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