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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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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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Hathistrust collections include a total of 17+ million volumes in 455 languages with 8,42 million titles and 472,024 serial titles. 6.7 million volumes or 39% are open for reading, i e the material is in the public domain or CC-licensed.  The Japanese collection includes 550,ooo individual volumes with 240,000 titles and 15,000 serials. 78,000 volumes are open for reading to the US audiences, from the 14th century to the 21st.

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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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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 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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