Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies
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Welcome to the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

The Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) was created to provide a focus for interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia.

Based in the School of Politics and International Relations, IAPS provides an interdisciplinary forum for academic discussions on politics, economics and social developments in Asia. Our interdisciplinary research and teaching programmes are informed by the members of IAPS' long standing engagement with the region.

Under its Director, Professor Katharine Adeney, IAPS welcomes proposals to form external networks and collaborations. Members of staff currently work with (among others) the Royal United Services Institute, the University of the Philippines, the Australian National University, the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, Delhi University, Hyderabad University, Burdwan University and the London School of Economics.


See more about our research projects on the research pages or browse our recent publications.


Taiwan Studies Programme Lecture: Facing the Mainland: How Taiwan Asserts Herself in the International Community

17 May 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B18 Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park

ECPR Summer School on Political Parties 2017

11 (09:00) - 22 September 2017 (17:00)
The University of Nottingham

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New MA in Slavery and Liberation

Applications are now being accepted for our new MA in Slavery and Liberation, starting in September 2017.
05 April 2017

Threads of Empire: Rule and Resistance in Colonial India, c.1740-1840

This exhibition explores the rise of the British Empire in India between 1740 and 1840.
22 March 2017

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Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

Law and Social Sciences Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 846 8135