Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies



The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) provides a focus for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia at the University of Nottingham. Our interdisciplinary research and teaching are informed by the members of IAPS' long-standing engagement with the region.

IAPS researchers have expertise across Asia, and details of the specific regional expertise can be accessed, both below, by geographical area, but also via our pan-Asia research themes. Trying to find an expert on Asia? View the Asia Intelligence Unit. Want to read new content on Asia? Subscribe to our social media channels.

Sustainable Societies

The institute is part of the University's Research Priority Areas: Rights and Justice and Sustainable Development.

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Educated Radicals: Pakistan’s Neo-Extremists
The recent trend in Pakistan is of the gradual penetration of radicalization and religious violent extremism into academic institutions.

19th Party Congress: A more assertive Beijing on the cards
Written by C Uday Bhaskar. The 203-minute inaugural speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 19th Party Congress marked the end of his first term that began in 2012, and signalled the dawn of a second term as the ‘Supreme Leader’ of his party and the country. By normal conventions, the five years ahead would […]

CPEC: An Economic Panacea for Pakistan?
While some may critically interpret the rising Chinese role in Pakistan that may have grim repercussions, in the long run, the country’s shrinking tax net with less than one percent of Pakistanis paying direct taxes means that CPEC is the only game in town - at least, for now.


Taiwan film screening tour - Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored

20 October 2017 (13:00-15:00)
Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, Screen 3
The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme in association with King's College London, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, Taiwan Film Institute and the Broadway Cinema is pleased to jointly host a film on 20 October 2017.

MADE. The Play

26 October 2017 (16:00-17:30)
C27 Physics Building, University of Nottingham
Brett Lee Roberts - MADE. The Play. Bangladesh makes clothes for everyone, if it wasn't for us, they'd be naked.

Challenging Section 377 in the Commonwealth of Nations: The Importance of Plurality and Context

02 November 2017 (16:00-17:30)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
Ibtisam Ahmed, University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations will present an IAPS seminar.

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Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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