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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OBOR in Eurasia: Implications for Russia
The OBOR and the Eurasian Economic Union projects complement and reinforce each other – a stronger Eurasian Union becomes more competitive as the main connecting line between Europe and Asia, while on the other hand the advancement of the OBOR project reinforces the connectivity and integration amongst the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Forum Theatre for social change – Nothing is impossible in China
A key moment in the training was the introduction of the rules of interaction with the audience who became SpectActors. SpectActors interrupt the performance and change the course of events by disrupting the behaviour of the characters.

Unequal Tourism Growth: Lakeside Villages of Lugu Lake
Written by Tami Blumenfield, Siobhán M. Mattison, and Mary K. Shenk. While tourism studies scholars debate the impact of tourism on indigenous people living in relatively remote areas, individuals, villages, government units and companies all over China are cashing in on these areas’ appeal to the newly affluent […]


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