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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

    Panel Discussion at HUMAN International Film Festival on “Ingredients for Protest”

    Ingredients for Protest In spite of the pandemic, 2020 has been a year of protest worldwide. In Asia, citizens have stood their ground in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy uprising and shaken the roots of Thailand’s monarchy. And the largest farmer protest [...]

    China-Central Asia Relations: A Reality Check

    A guest lecture by Niva Yau organised by the Asian Studies Research Seminar. As Central Asian states approach the 30th year of independence in 2021, this lecture examines the state of bilateral relations with China, a regional player of increased importance [...]

    ASIANET Seminar: Myanmar after the coup

    On 1 February, Myanmar’s military seized power after detaining the country’s civilian leadership, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint. The coup was staged on the day Parliament was scheduled to hold its first session since [...]

    The Coup and the Intricacies of Power-Sharing in Myanmar

    Open Webinar The February Coup of the Tatmadaw raises important questions about the nature of power-sharing and the future of democracy in Myanmar. Why did the Tatmadaw end a power-sharing agreement that took them two decades to install and that [...]

    Two-day conference: Thailand Update: Protests Revisited

    Please join us for a two-day conference on Monday, March 15, 2021 (from 14:00-16:15 CET) and Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (from 14:00-16:30 CET). Since the emergence of mass student-led rallies in mid-July 2019, political protest has once again become a [...]

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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