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

    The Development Dilemma of the Yellow Tiger (Malaysia) and White Elephant (Thailand)

    Open lecture with Kamaruddin Abdulsomad Malaysia and Thailand have achieved very impressive economic growth since the early 1970s. Many observers have predicted that both countries will become the next tiger economies of Asia. The World Bank has claimed that both [...]

    Transformations of Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: Modernisation, Buddhist Economics, and State Secularism

    Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies invites you to a guest lecture by Anna Sehnalova, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Abstract The talk opens with an introduction to Tibetan indigenous notions of sacralisation of landscape and their interplay with Buddhism. To [...]

    Lunch lecture by Tom Pepinsky: “Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia”

    Populists in East and Southeast Asia generally refrain from invoking anti-migrant and anti-minority sentiments as part of their mobilizational strategies. This differentiates them from “exclusionary” populists in Europe, even though many Southeast Asian countries are diverse societies with long histories [...]

    Selling the Silk Road: China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) in Myanmar

    Open lecture with Mads Barbesgaard, Department of Human Geography, Lund University The BRI is often described as a ‘grand strategy’ led by President Xi Jinping, centrally planned and rolled out by obedient state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The sheer size of the [...]

    ISDP Forum: Deciphering China’s Policy towards North Korea

    A common perception is that North Korea is China’s strategic asset and natural ally due to ideology, geographical proximity, great power competition, and the fact that they fought on the same side in the Korean War. A more careful look [...]

    The dream of “ecological civilization”: How China manages energy- and environment-political issues

    Seminar by civil engineer Kaare Sandholt. China dreams of developing “the ecological civilization” before 2050 but what does this mean, and what hindrances are in the way? OBS: Event in Danish only. More information can be found here. [...]

New resource : ChinaLawInfo

Provides access to legal news, laws & regulations, judicial cases, law journals, international treaties, white papers, legal glossary and guides to world law.  There is also an English translations version which enables comparison with the original Chinese text.

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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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