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

    CfA: Calls for visiting Ph.D. students

    The Centre for East and South-East Asia Studies in Lund invites Ph.D. students with a focus on East and South-East Asia to spend one month at the Centre during the spring of 2020. The centre is able to pay for [...]

    Public defence on Myanmar-China Jadeite

    Henrik Kloppenborg Møller has, for the degree of doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, written a thesis entitled Spectral Jade: Materiality, Conceptualisation, and Value in the Myanmar-China Jadeite. The public defense will take place on Friday 13 December, 2019 at 10.15 in [...]

    Call for Submissions for Conference: Cross-Boundary Gender History Research: Theories and Practices

    Since the publishing of the 1986 paper “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” by Joan Scott in the American Historical Review, a wave of fervent discussion has ensued, ranging from the abandoning of traditional male-centric modes of thought to [...]

    CfP: the International Conference on Philippine Studies, 21-23 sept 2020

    The Call is out for the International Conference on Philippine Studies (ICOPHIL), 21-23 Sept. 2020, held in Alicante (Spain). The ICOPHIL is organized only once every four years, either in the Philippines or in the US, Australia, and occasionally in Europe. This time, Filipinists [...]

    What’s in it for Sweden? Third Annual Conference on Swedish East Asia Research

    ISDP is happy to announce the third conference in the annual series on East Asia research in Sweden, coorganized with Stockholm’s University’s Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies. The conference is the third in three years and aims to bring Sweden-based [...]

    CfP: 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies

    Scholars of Chinese Studies are invited to submit proposals for contributions to the conference. The organisers welcome Taiwan-related submissions for panel proposals as well as individual papers. The 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will [...]

ChinaMaxx Digital Collection of e-books

ChinaMaxx is a collection of 700,000 Chinese e-books within social sciences and humanities of which some of the titles are normally out-of-print. Approx. 20% of the books can be read online and a certain amount of pages can be printed at a time.

But ChinaMaxx also functions as a book ordering website: You can request that a book is purchased for full-text online reading, by clicking the button 推荐. All requests will be handled as soon as possible and you can normally get access the day after.

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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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