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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CPEC and Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
Pakistan’s ability to translate its geopolitical heft and ambition into tangible outcomes on the regional stage in South and Central Asia rests on the successful execution of CPEC projects.

Afghanistan: The Forever War
Written by Sayed Jalal Shajjan.  My life, like most people of my generation in Afghanistan, started in a home away from home – mostly in refugee camps inside and outside of the country. One of the things I remember since my childhood days is being told “soon the fighting will be over, and we will […]

Antiquity Trafficking: questioning the East-West flow
The mere presence in a Bangkok living room of a 14th century stone Buddha image or a Bronze Age Ban Chiang pottery jar announces the good taste and connoisseurship of the householder, even when he or she is sadly bereft of either.


The Asian spotlight on the history of The Dutch United East India Company (VOC)

22 November 2017 (12:00-14:00)
B7 Hemsley, Universiity Park
A lunchtime seminar by Dr Ann Heylen, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) as part of the Taiwan Studies Programme Seminar Series.

Asian peace movements as the missing link?

23 November 2017 (16:00-17:30)
B46 Trent Building, University Park
Dr Rachel Leow, University of Cambridge will present a joint IAPS/COTCA seminar

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.

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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