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

    ISDP Forum: Deciphering China’s Policy towards North Korea

    A common perception is that North Korea is China’s strategic asset and natural ally due to ideology, geographical proximity, great power competition, and the fact that they fought on the same side in the Korean War. A more careful look [...]

    The dream of “ecological civilization”: How China manages energy- and environment-political issues

    Seminar by civil engineer Kaare Sandholt. China dreams of developing “the ecological civilization” before 2050 but what does this mean, and what hindrances are in the way? OBS: Event in Danish only. More information can be found here. [...]

    Junyi Yang – Chinese parents in Norway on home literacy: a questionnaire study

    Junyi Yang is a Doctoral research fellow at the Department of Education at the University of Oslo, and a member of the research group Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts (TextDIM). She has a background as a language teacher [...]

    What Japanese Politics tells us about Religion

    The 87th Stockholm Seminar on Japan EuJapan ranks as one of the world’s least religious countries, where as few as one in ten self-identify as having religious faith. It is therefore striking to note the influence on Japanese politics wielded [...]

    CfP: Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement, 7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference

    This conference focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Critical engagements with the possibilities and limitations of transformation – of differences that make a difference – through intersectional perspectives [...]

    Two fully funded PhD positions in East and South-East Asian Studies

    The programme is four-year long (240 credits) and combines courses (60 credits) with a thesis (180 credits). East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on present-day socio-political issues and developments and can include a range of [...]

New resource : ChinaLawInfo

Provides access to legal news, laws & regulations, judicial cases, law journals, international treaties, white papers, legal glossary and guides to world law.  There is also an English translations version which enables comparison with the original Chinese text.

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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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