Gerald Jackson, editor-in-chief of NIAS Press, received distinguished prize at EuroSEAs conference 2022

Gerald Jackson, editor-in-chief of NIAS Press, received a special award at the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies conference in Paris last week. He was given a distinguished prize for 2022 in recognition of his ‘commitment to high-quality publishing and major contributions to Southeast Asian Studies’.

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NIAS Supra program

CfA: NIAS SUPRA Programme

Calling all students writing either an MA or PhD thesis on Asia-related topics! Come and engage with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies through our most important, free of cost student service: the SUPRA programme. Tap on our expert information and rich resources and help share Asia-related expertise across the Nordic region. The four-week programme […]

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Generation Asia Conference 2022

About the Conference

Conference: Generation Asia – 2022 Nordic NIAS Council Conference

Date: 22-26 August 2022

Venue: University of Iceland

How is generational change transforming society, culture and politics across Asia? Does a creative, iconoclastic Generation Z pose a major challenge to traditional hierarchies and values? What is the impact of demographic change in countries with a rapidly aging population? Is there something we can learn from Asian traditions of intergenerational exchange?
These and many other intriguing questions arise from the theme of the 2022 NNC conference.

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Nordic Asia Online

The Nordic Asia Online features Blog sites, podcasts and webinars from the Nordic region with content focusing on contemporary and modern Asia

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E-resource of the month

KinoDen is a digital library service for e-book acquisition and offers more than 10.000 academic e-books in Japanese, in a wide variety of disciplines and from various Japanese publishing houses. Full-text search is enabled.

We have so far purchased 18 books, including Genki 3rd edition and other reference books for Japanese language learning. To see books purchased for NNC access, please do a search and then take away the marking for  「未蔵書を含める」in the search results list.

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Marching Monks Myanmar

Nationalist monks provide spiritual support to Myanmar’s brutal generals

Myanmar’s military receives arms and aircrafts from Russia and Belarus used against the widespread civilian resistance after the coup. At the same time nationalist monks provide spiritual support to the generals, and Buddhism played a crucial role in disrupting the ousted civilian government. The following is a brief analysis of how Buddhism functions in Myanmar’s politics.

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Recent Nordic Asia Podcasts

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1. Jul 2022 / 30 min

The Struggle for Hong Kong

A conversation with Jeffrey Wasserstrom. Hosted by Duncan McCargo

Why should we view the anti-China protests that began in Hong Kong in 2019 through a comparative lens? How do earlier episodes in Hong Kong’s history help us make sense of what has happened? How far can we make useful parallels with other protest movements in places like Thailand and Myanmar? And is a distinct […]

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24. Jun 2022 / 31 min

Japan’s Reaction to Russia’s War in Ukraine

A conversation with Kamila Szczepanska and Silja Keva. Hosted by Ari-Joonas Pitkänen.

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has dramatically affected international politics, and the effects are also felt in East Asia. We have heard a lot about China’s position regarding the war, but the situation has also affected security and defense calculations in Japan, one of the key allies of the West in Asia. How did Japan react […]

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A Nordic Hub for Asian Studies

NIAS - the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - is an academically independent Nordic research and resource center, focusing on modern Asia from a predominantly social sciences perspective. NIAS is an integrated part of the University of Copenhagen with the status of a centre under the Department of Political Science.
NNC- the Nordic NIAS Council is a body that actively works to support and strengthen Asian studies in the Nordic region and presently consists of 23 Nordic universities and research institutions in all five Nordic countries. The aims of the NNC are to further Nordic Asian studies by pooling resources and establishing mutual cooperation in developing research, as well as the organization of conferences, seminars and Asia-related educational programmes in the Nordic region. In particular, it works to promote synergy between the activities at the NNC member institutions and NIAS.

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Special Collections

The AsiaPortal’s Special Collections is an assemblage of information on physical or digital special collections at libraries in the Nordic Countries affiliated with the NNC.Under each country, you can find a description of the collection and, if available, direct links to various materials such as catalogs, manuscripts, and image collections as well as contact information […]

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Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS)

On 16 may 2018 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 […]

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The Nordic Asia Podcast

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a podcast series in which experts share their insights about timely topics within Asian Studies. The series is co-hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and its partner institutions: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo and the Stockholm Centre for Global Asia at Stockholm University.

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