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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Dealing with China: India attempts a reset
Written by C. Raja Mohan. If the last two years turned to be rather contentious between India and China, Delhi is now trying to reset relations with Beijing. The optics of the reset, however, have generated both disappointment and welcome endorsement. Those who hailed India’s new political will to look China in the eye in 2017 […]

Xi Jinping’s grasp on power has captured the West’s attention – now what?
Written by Stanley Rosen. When China’s Congress voted to repeal constitutional limits on the length of time a Chinese president can stay […]

India-China-Pakistan: War and peace on two fronts?
Written by Tarun Basu. After a prolonged period of diplomatic frostiness and rhetorical prickliness, there is a welcome change in the official discourse between India and China. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in widely quoted comments that “the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight each other but dance with each other”,  that […]


CPEC Conference 6-8 April 2018

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

Reluctant Warriors, Conflicted Allies: Germany, Japan and the International Security Order

26 April 2018 (16:00-18:00)
B7 The Hemsley
The Institute for Asia and Pacific studies welcomes Prof. Ellis Kraus (University of California San Diego) on Thursday 26th April

A Lost Generation Revisited - 70 Years after the Chinese Civil War

03 May 2018 (16:00-18:00)
Highfield House A01, University Park
A public lecture by Dr Lung Yin Tai 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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