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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Human Trafficking, Forced Labour, and the “Hermit Kingdom”
While the regime’s use of human trafficking is primarily (and rightly) viewed as a threat to human rights, it also poses a threat to international security.

Chinese football’s year of irrational investments and underachievement
Written by Simon Chadwick. It may have appeared for some time now to be all quiet on the Chinese football front, the frenzied activity of the last two years having seemingly come to an end. And with the 2016/2017 season just over, and the last Communist Party Congress […]

Chinese Football: An industry built through present futures, clouds, and garlic?
Written by David Cockayne. When we think of China and football recent well-publicised developments come to mind. These might include: Investments from China’s private sector in European clubs; President Xi’s various statements of footballing intent; or the substantial fees paid by Chinese football clubs for foreign players in […]


Hindu nationalism and Indian foreign policy towards Pakistan

30 November 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B2 Hemsley, University Park
Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad will present in the 2017/18 Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies seminar series.

Film viewing of My Pure Land

04 December 2017 (18:30-21:00)
Broadway Cinema
Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies and the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice presents a film viewing of My Pure Land.

Japan's WWII occupation of Java as transnational history

07 December 2017 (16:00-17:30)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
Ethan Mark presents a joint IAPS/COTCA seminar on Japan's WWII Occupation of Java as Transnational History.

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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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