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.

Geographical areas



Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook



Vietnam’s New Food Crisis
Vietnam is facing perhaps its biggest development challenge in a very long time and how the communist party solves it will have important consequences for its largely performance-based legitimacy.

Why there won’t be a ‘progressive’ Canada-China trade deal
Written by Charles Burton. The federal Liberals are dreaming if they think skeptical Canadians will buy the official line on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sudden visit to China. While Canadians settled in for the Grey Cup game last Sunday, the PMO announced that Trudeau will be in Beijing this week […]

India-Singapore naval ties: Significance beyond the bilateral
Written by C Uday Bhaskar. On November 29th, India and Singapore signed the India-Singapore Bilateral Agreement for naval  cooperation during the second Defence Minister’s Dialogue held in Delhi  between the two countries. This agreement, overseen by  Singapore’s Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman, was concluded  ahead of the 25th anniversary of the […]


TSP Public Lecture: Taiwan Pride: Our Fight For Marriage Equality

06 February 2018 (16:00-18:00)
LG101 Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park
Legislator Mei-Nu Yu presents, the Taiwanese Fight For Marriage Equality in the 2017/2018 Taiwan Studies Programme lecture series.

TSP Public Event: Beyond Marriage Equality: A Conversation with LGBTQ+ Activists from Taiwan and Nottingham

06 February 2018 (19:00-21:00)
Nottingham Comtemporary, Weekday Cross NG1 2GB
Legislator Mei-Nu Yu will take part in a public event engagement with Taiwanese LGBT and local English LGBT groups

Audiometry and Environmental Noise Control in Postwar Taiwan

15 March 2018 (16:30-18:30)
B2 Hemsley, Universiity Park
A seminar by Dr Jennifer Hsieh, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University as part of the Taiwan Studies Programme Seminar Series.

See more events



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

+44 (0)115 82 83087