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 is making inroads into the Middle East, starting with Israel
Written by Isaac Kfir. China is expanding its reach not just in the Asia-Pacific, but globally. What underpins China’s global […]

BIMSTEC: Compelling reasons for India to make it work
Written by Sreeradha Datta. For India, making regionalism work in its own backyard is increasingly becoming a necessary imperative. Arguably, bilateral ties form the most important corner stone for any nation states diplomacy and India is no different. However, in contemporary international relations processes, multilateralism and regionalisms have also been pursued for greater development, growth […]

East Timor’s 2017 Parliamentary Elections
Should there be another election, there is little reason to believe things will improve. FRETILIN campaigned on an anodyne platform of just doing the same things as the CNRT, but doing them better.


Strikes in the Indian automobile industry: The case of Maruti Suzuki and Baja Auto

01 February 2018 (16:00-18:00)
B2 The Hemsley Building
? The Institute for Asia and Pacific studies is delighted to announce that Joerg Nowak will be presenting the first of our seminars for 2018

Taiwan Scholarship Briefing

06 February 2018 (12:30-14:30)
Hemsley B2, University Park
Taiwan Studies Programme briefing on funding opportunities for both academics and students for 2018/19.

TSP Public Lecture: Taiwan Pride: Our Fight For Marriage Equality

06 February 2018 (16:00-18:00)
LG101 Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park
Legislator Mei-Nu Yu presents, the Taiwanese Fight For Marriage Equality in the 2017/2018 Taiwan Studies Programme lecture 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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