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

    Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

    Talk and book discussion with Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University, a part of the Asian Futures Seminar Series. Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests in social and economic history, history of science and statecraft, transnational history, and [...]

    Guest Lecture: An Inquiry into the Continuing Development of Maritime Law in the PRC

    The Finnish China Law Center would like to warmly welcome you to the online guest lecture ‘An Inquiry into the Continuing Development of Maritime Law in the PRC’ by Professor Jason Chuah from the City Law School, City University of London. Date: 20 April [...]

    Claiming Labor Rights “A ‘new era’ for migrant labor unrest in China? Changing patterns of worker protests under Xi Jinping”

    Digital Guest Lecture by  Daniel Fuchs, Humboldt University. Welcome to the last lecture in the “Current affairs in China” series this spring semester: A ‘new era’ for migrant labor unrest in China? Changing patterns of worker protests under Xi Jinping. Over [...]

    Guest Lecture: “The god of wealth in Chinese ritual mythology and Mongolian conspiracy theories”

    Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021 Time: 11.00-13.00 CET In this guest lecture I look at the case of the reinterpretation of the Chinese rituals of veneration to the ‘god of wealth’ (財神) in contemporary Mongolian culture. I shall introduce the [...]

    At the Critical Moment: The Rhizome and “Democracy to Come”

    The University of Nottingham’s Taiwan Studies Programme presents an online discussion, At the Critical Moment: The Rhizome and “Democracy to Come” by Dr Shih-wei Hsu, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Nottingham University Business School China. Talk abstract There has been strong interest [...]

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.

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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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