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

    Webinar: Japanese Media on Territorial Disputes and Political Geography of East Asia

    with Lukáš Laš (University of Ostrava, Czechia) and Simon Wellisch (University of Münster, Germany) Abstract: The guest lecture is devoted to Japan’s territorial disputes in East Asia based on an article published in ‘Asian Geographer’ in 2020. We will introduce [...]

    CFP: Chin­a’s Rise/​Asi­a’s Re­sponses Conference & PhD Workshop, 10-11 June 2021

    15th Bi­en­nial Conference of Nordic As­so­ci­ation for China Stud­ies (NACS) and the 14th Annual Nordic NIAS Coun­cil Conference (VIR­TUAL CONFERENCE) 10-11 June 2021 China’s power in economic, political, military and cultural terms is mounting. In our contemporary world, this rise [...]


    Conference Dates: 29 March 2021 – 30 March 2021 In the last few years, Myanmar has undergone a profound political metamorphosis that has gradually paved the way for the formulation of major socioeconomic reforms affecting a wide range of sectors. [...]

    University of Nottingham Taiwan Studies Programme PhD Scholarship 2021

    The Taiwan Studies Programme at the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations is pleased to announce that it is offering a Scholarship for Postgraduate Research students in the School starting their PhD’s in October 2021/2022 academic year. [...]

    CfP: Asia & Africa in Transition

    ADI’s international conference invites abstracts for paper presentations addressing one of the panels listed here. Your submission should include: Name, affiliation, short bio Abstract including title (up to 250 words) Intended panel We also invite full panel proposals on Asia [...]

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) on trial in January 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

The InFocus blog relaunched!

Due to the global corona pandemic and all it's outcomes, we are happy to bring some good news and hereby announce that the InFocus blog has been relaunched!

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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