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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Bangladesh and the crisis of freedom of speech
When political parties are willing to go to any length to hold on to power, it becomes inevitable that the state institutions become ineffective, and freedom of speech and freedom of press are inhibited and attacked.

Hindus – Enemies of Bangladesh?
The socio-economic impact of EPA/VPA on Hindus transcends the pure loss of land and mass migration. The Act has resulted in the widespread economic marginalisation and disenfranchisement of the community. The fundamental human rights of Hindu minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh have been systematically violated by the EPA

China’s confused communication: intentional or underdeveloped?
Written by Parama Sinha Palit. China has erased remaining doubts over the consolidation of the ‘Xi Jinping’ era by abolishing […]


Economic and Social Rights

22 March 2018 (14:00-16:00)
A44 Sir Clive Granger Building
To accompany our Tomlinson Annaul Lecutre, the Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies will host a roundtable on Economic and Social Rights with Sara Hossain

Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh: space for dissent closes down

22 March 2018 (18:00-20:00)
B63 Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park
The Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies is delighted to welcome Sara Hossain to present our annual Tomlinson lecture.

CPEC Conference 6-8 April 2018

06 (10:00) - 08 April 2018 (17:00)
Call for Papers for CPEC Conference 6-8 April 2018.

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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