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



Whither a Foreign Policy of Hindutva?
Will Prime Minister Modi be able to maintain a consistently globalist vision as global partnerships fade?  Or will the darker instincts of his constituency redirect Indian foreign policy in other directions?

Xi Jinping’s Family Values
Written by Derek Hird. Xi Jinping has been variously termed an ‘alpha male’ in (and out of) a bromance with Donald Trump; a macho, Putin-like aggressor covetous of neighbouring territories; and one of several national leaders exhibiting chauvinistic ‘straight-man cancer’ (zhinan ai). Yet few column inches have been […]

The Rise of Barelvi Extremism in Pakistan
After losing more than 60,000 lives and one billion dollars in the war war against extremism and terrorism, the state of Pakistan, its institutions and NAP are still not seriously countering the plague of extremism disseminated by the Labaik and its followers.


ECPR Summer School on Political Parties 2017

11 (09:00) - 22 September 2017 (17:00)
The University of Nottingham
The 27th ECPR Summer School on Political Parties will be held at The University of Nottingham from 11-22 September 2017.

IAPS seminar by Ye Qiang

05 October 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
A CPI seminar by Ye Qiang on China's Claims in the South China Sea.

Taiwan Film Screening Tour

20 October 2017 (13:00-15:00)
Broadway Cinema, Screen 3

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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

+44 (0)115 82 83087