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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: Senior Lecturer in China Studies University of Oslo

    A temporary position as senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in China studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of three and a half years. Starting date: 1 [...]

    Spring of Hope or the Winter of Despair? – Social Democratic movement in Thailand after the 2019 election under the rise of monopoly capital

    Abstract On March 24, 2019, Thailand held its first general election since the military seized power from the elected government led by Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014. For much of history, Thailand’s modern political history is one of periodic upheavals, coups [...]

    Taking Stock of Sino-Nordic relations: Patterns of Collaboration, Opportunities for Advancement and Challenges Ahead

    Where do relations between the Nordic countries and China currently stand? From an overall perspective, bilateral relations have progressed significantly over the past couple of decades, driven not only by shared economic interests, but also growing interdependence in a globalized [...]

    ChinaTalk: The Visual Resistance of the Hong Kong Protest Movement: From Post-it Notes to PR Machine

    Since June, Hong Kong has been flooded by a surge of visual resistance as part of the ongoing protest movement. Throughout the protests, we have seen a visual landscape that is promptly and ingeniously responding to events on the street, [...]

    Lunch Talk with Mai Corlin

    A lunch talk on the Visual Resistance of the Hong Kong Protest Movement by Mai Corlin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mai Corlin will be making a lecture on the same topic the day before. For more [...]

    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 [...]

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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