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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

    CfA: University Lecturer in Chinese Language

    The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku invites applications for the position of University Lecturer in Chinese Language in the School of Languages and Translation Studies. The position will be filled on a fixed-term basis for the period [...]

    Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement Conference

    The Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement is also the 7th Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network Conference and focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Critical engagements [...]

    Webinar: Anti-Nuclear Movement in the Post-Fukushima Japan: Structures, Mobilization and Framing

    The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS, UTU) warmly invites you to the following online event: Abstract: The anti-nuclear movement in Japan after the Asia-Pacific War has been very dynamic, changing its nature and focus with the fluctuations in the [...]

    Online Lecture: “ROC’s Nation Building in Taiwan”

    There is a consensus among historians that it was the Korean War that triggered US intervention in the Taiwan Strait which in turn led to the signing of the Mutual Defence Treaty between the US and the ROC in 1954. [...]

    Webinar: (Re)Contextualizing the Đông Dương Buddhist Art Gallery at the Museum of Cham Sculpture In Da Nang

    Description: Constructed in 875 CE under the reign of Indravarman II, the Đông Dương Monastery was once the largest Buddhist site of the Champa kingdoms. Excavations conducted by the École française d’Extrême-Orient in the early 20th century unearthed numerous Buddhist [...]

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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