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

    Online Book Talk: “One Belt One Road”

    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of China’s most discussed foreign policy initiatives. What is the BRI? How does it influence other countries? In this webinar, Eck Freymann will give a presentation of his book “One Belt One [...]

    Online Talk: “The Afterlife of Taiwan’s Xiangtu Literature”

    The Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS London invites to this online talk on “the afterlife of Taiwan’s Xiangtu Literature” with Chen Li-Ping as a speaker. The talk revisits the development of nativist literature in Taiwan from the 1930s to [...]

    Lunch Talk: Authoritarian Successor Parties, Their Supporters, and Mass Mobilization: Lessons from Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, and Indonesia

    Lunch talk by Myunghee Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow at NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen Abstract Are authoritarian successor party (ASP) supporters more likely to protest? I argue that ASP supporters are less likely to protest in general. First, [...]

    [DANISH ONLY] Public Lecture: Hvordan fortsætter Kina sin økonomiske udvikling?

    Sammen med Kinastudier på Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier inviterer ThinkChina til foredrag med Ras Tind Solvig Jansen, der på baggrund af sin nye bog vil fortælle, hvordan Kina kan fortsætte sin økonomiske udvikling. Abstract ”Kina under forandring” er [...]

    CfP: Special Issue Taiwan 2022

    Taiwan Insight is sending an open call for contributions for the January special issue “Taiwan 2022”. The editors invite authors to contribute public scholarship articles of 1000-1500 words that either reflect on the important trends and events that have taken [...]

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.

Unofficial poetry journals from China 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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