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

    Vietnamese Maritime Culture: Traditional Beliefs Between Land and Sea

    In this guest lecture, Quoc-Thanh Nguyen from the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies will talk about Vietnamese fishing culture and whale worship. The lecture will include a short documentary film showing. For more information, please follow this link. [...]

    China’s “360-degree” Digital Governance and Information Operation: An update

    Talk by Dr. Kingwa Fu, Associate Professor, Hong Kong University. This is the third and final lecture in the Frontier Seminar Series: “An interdisciplinary approach to digital threats”. Abstract China under President Xi Jingping is known to have been tightening information control [...]

    CFP: European Scholars of South Asian International relations (ESSAIR)

    The European Scholars of South Asian International Relations (ESSAIR) are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for the Inaugural Annual Conference at the École Militaire, Paris on 10 July 2020. They welcome abstracts from established academics, emerging scholars and [...]

    CfA: Short-Term Resident Fellow Programme on contemporary Taiwan

    The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT) at the University of Tübingen, Germany, pursues the objective of promoting and facilitating postgraduate social science research on contemporary Taiwan and scholarly cooperation between Europe and [...]

    Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations

    12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The [...]

    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 [...]

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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