Research on Asia in the Nordic region
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.
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.
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
December 1, 2021 - 15:00-16:00
December 1, 2021 - 17:00-19:00
Lunch Talk: Authoritarian Successor Parties, Their Supporters, and Mass Mobilization: Lessons from Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, and Indonesia
December 2, 2021 - 12:30-13:30
December 2, 2021 - 15:00-16:30
December 3, 2021
Unofficial poetry journals from China
Leiden University Libraries has made a large number of unofficial poetry journals from China accessible online in this collection with thousands of pages from an internationally unique collection of unofficial Chinese poetry for teaching, research, and the general public, including literary criticism and polemics.
The Leiden University collection is internationally unique. It was built by Maghiel van Crevel, who donated it to the library in 2006 and has continued to add new acquisitions. The help of Chinese poets and scholars has been invaluable throughout.
The journals are hugely influential but difficult to access. In order to address this paradox and to advance research, teaching, translation, and use by the general reader, Leiden University Libraries is working to digitize the collection, in collaboration with the Fudan University Library.
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.