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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

    Documentary: Migrant Lives Matter – ‘Nine Shots’

    ‘Nine Shots’ is a pilot documentary made by Tsai Tsung-lung, a renowned documentary maker, who explores the death of a Vietnamese migrant worker that reminds us of the death of George Floyd and the injury of Jacob Blake. What motivated [...]

    CfP: Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies: Film & Documentary sections

    Call for Contributors – Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies: Film & Documentary sections International publisher, Brill, is currently preparing to compile and publish the Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies. Professor Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica) is the Editor-in-Chief. It is anticipated that The Encyclopedia of [...]

    Asian Studies research seminar: Researching contemporary China

    China experts professor Marina Svensson and associate senior lecturer Nicholas Loubere will present tentative research and field-trip experiences. Title: “After the Gold Rush: Following Chinese Miners Across Time and Space” Nicholas Loubere, associate senior lecture in the Study of Modern [...]

    Webinar: Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts

    Pauline Stoltz in conversation with Duncan McCargo Take part in this online conversation about transitional justice and memory politics, arranged in a cooperation between Aalborg University and NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. About In 2020 it is 75 [...]

    Webinar: International Student Mobilities and Post-Pandemic Futures in the Asia-Pacific

    As of January 2020, there were about 5.3 million international students worldwide, many whom are now impacted by the global outbreak of COVID-19. With countries suspending cross-border movements, internationalisation activities across campuses and colleges appear to have come to a [...]

Asia in Focus Issue 8 is out now!

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

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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