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

    Perfect motherhood: Middle-class mothers in urban China

    Lecture by Dr. Chen Meng, Assistant professor at Shanghai University. Based on in-depth interviews with thirteen middle-class mothers in Shanghai, her paper explores the social construction of the ideal mother in metropolitan China. It reveals that middle-class women face the [...]

    Movie: Mosaic Portraits

    The film festival, cph pix, invites to the movie Mosaic Portraits, which follows 14 year old Ying in a small community in China. Ying is pregnant and claims that she was raped by a teacher. Her father returns from his [...]

    Transatlantic Perspectives: Russian-Chinese Collaboration and Implications for Europe

    Expanding Russian-Chinese ties across political, economic and military spheres are receiving increasing scrutiny in the West. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi recently described the relationship as “exemplary”,  defence ties between the two are deepening and might yet reach another level with a renewed Sino-Russian [...]

    Movie: Mosaic Portraits

    The film festival, cph pix, invites to the movie Mosaic Portraits, which follows 14 year old Ying in a small community in China. Ying is pregnant and claims that she was raped by a teacher. Her father returns from his overseas [...]

    The Significance of the Qing Period for China-India Relations

    For much of history, China and India were connected chiefly through religious and economic ties.  Today, their relationship is one between powerful states sharing a long border, in which military and diplomatic relations are particularly salient.  The period of the [...]

    Film seminar: Shusenjo

    In this ASIANET: fokus film seminar the acclaimed and award winning film Shusenjo is shown. Director Miki Dezaki will introduce the film, and will have a moderated conversation with Dick Stegewerns and Chiaki Nishijima (UiO) after the film. The “comfort [...]

ChinaMaxx Digital Collection of e-books

ChinaMaxx is a collection of 700,000 Chinese e-books within social sciences and humanities of which some of the titles are normally out-of-print. Approx. 20% of the books can be read online and a certain amount of pages can be printed at a time.

But ChinaMaxx also functions as a book ordering website: You can request that a book is purchased for full-text online reading, by clicking the button 推荐. All requests will be handled as soon as possible and you can normally get access the day after.

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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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