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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China’s one-track mind in Kazakhstan
Written by Shang-su Wu. China has recently opened a new transport and logistics station in its northeast city of Khorgas, near the […]

Australian higher education reforms: Funding cuts vs human rights obligations
The fact that Vice-Chancellors earn so much must not distract from the real issue: the government’s $2.2 billion funding cut to higher education. In fact, international human rights law suggests that such a measure is contrary to Australia’s human rights obligations.

Beyond Han-Centrism: the “Ethnic Problem” in the Chinese Feminist and Queer Movement
Written by Naying Ren. The problem of dealing with race and ethnicity in feminist and queer movements is typically a case […]


Patronage, sub-contracted governance and the limits of electoral coordination in Pakistan and India

01 March 2018 (16:00-18:00)
B2 The Hemsley Building, University Park
?Adnan Naseemullah, King's College London, will present to the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies.

IAPS/COCTA seminar with Andrea Germer, Dusseldorf University

08 March 2018 (16:00-18:00)
A19 Trent Building
? The Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies collaborate with the Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) project to welcome Prof. Andrea Germer, Dusseldorf University

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.

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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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