10. May 2023 / 26 min

NIAS Press: Riding the Digital Storm

Gerald Jackson and Julia Heinle

What is the story behind NIAS Press becoming one of Europe’s leading Asian Studies publishers? How have the academic world and scholarly publishing changed in recent years and what can we expect for the future? How in challenging times can scholars maximize the impact of their research?

In this week’s conversation, NIAS Press editor in chief Gerald Jackson joins publishing assistant Julia Heinle to look back on 30 years of publishing in the field of Asian Studies and consider a future that offers great opportunities but also a world in which artificial intelligence might undermine traditional scholarship. In this wide-ranging interview, he also suggests a few ways in which all academic authors – whatever their age, experience or field of research – might better survive and be heard in an increasingly tough and competitive work environment.

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo.

We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia.

About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk

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