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: (Self-)Censorship, Social Activism, and Chinese Feminist Scholarship

    Join this online webinar on (self-)censorship, social activism and Chinese Feminist Scholarship. A registration link for the event can be found here. Speakers and topics: Ms. YE Haiyan, aka “Hooligan Sparrow”, self-defined “wild feminist”, advocating for sex workers, children, and [...]

    Deadline for International Translation Competition, Japanese

    JLPP – Japanese Literature Publishing Project – seeks out applicants for their 5th translation competition. Aspiring translators of contemporary Japanese literature are most welcome to apply. The winners of previous JLPP Translation Competitions are now actively working as literary translators all [...]

    CfP Asia and Africa in Transition PhD Workshop

    19-20 October 2020 │ University of Copenhagen NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Asian Dynamics Initiative Though the annual 2020 NNC/ADI conference has been postponed to 2021 as a consequence of the global coronavirus, the PhD workshop will [...]

    University of Agder invests in environmental Master’s degree in Asia

    UiA has been given academic responsibility for a new master’s programme in environmentally friendly and sustainable business management. The teaching will take place in Indonesia, and the programme will give priority to students from poor countries in Southeast Asia. The [...]

    CfA: Two postdoctoral fellowships at Lund University

    Applications are now open for 2 postdoctoral fellowships in China’s, Japan’s, and/or Korea’s contemporary society at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. The candidate needs to have written a Ph.D. thesis with a focus on contemporary [...]

IMPORTANT NOTE: Brief stop in access to the e-resources on the AsiaPortal due to maintenance

On 30 June - 1 July we will need to briefly take down the access to the e-resources on the AsiaPortal in order to update the technical infrastructure. We will make the stop as brief as possible and are sorry for the possible inconvenience it may cause. 


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!

New trial: Renmin Ribao archive and current issue!

Trial resources available here

Trial expires on 31 December 2020

Last week for free trial to databases!

Please note that the trial access the following databases expires on 30 June!  

Korean Databases: 

  • BookRail
  • Scholar
  • E-Article Database
  • Korean Social Science Data Center (KSDC)
  • KoreaA2Z
  • Korean History & Culture Research Database
  • History Culture Series
  • LawnB's Legal Information Service

Chinese Databases:

  • Chinese Communist Party Newspaper Archives database
  • History of the Communist Party of China
  • Pishu database
  • Academic Journal Database
  • Country Investigation Database
  • Village Investigation database
  • Faxin
  • Archives of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Baoding Part)
  • The Silk Road Historical Archives and Materials database
  • The National History Database of the PRC
  • The Complete Collection Database of Cultural Relics and Archaeology in Western Regions

Taiwanese Databases:

  • Han Cloud research platform
  • Chinese Recorder Database
  • iRead eBooks

The trial period to Shanghai Library Periodicals has been extended until 31 August 2020.

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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