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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Japan’s 2017 Snap Election: The More That Changes.…
Some attempt to at least minimally revise the constitution by legitimising the Self-Defence Forces is likely. Whether a majority of the Japanese public will support constitutional revision in the required subsequent referendum, however, remains to be seen.

Inclusion and Exclusion in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Little hope for the future among Rohingya communities will only work to the favour of militants operating in the area.

The Struggle for Gender Equality in Xi’s ‘New Era’
Written by Séagh Kehoe. President Xi Jinping kicked off China’s twice-a-decade leadership re-shuffle last week with a marathon speech session in which he announced to a sea of men in black suits being served tea by women that Socialism with Chinese characteristics had entered ‘a new era’. With […]


MADE. The Play

26 October 2017 (16:00-17:30)
C27 Physics Building, University of Nottingham
Brett Lee Roberts - MADE. The Play. Bangladesh makes clothes for everyone, if it wasn't for us, they'd be naked.

Challenging Section 377 in the Commonwealth of Nations: The Importance of Plurality and Context

02 November 2017 (16:00-17:30)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
Ibtisam Ahmed, University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations will present an IAPS seminar.

Taiwan, China, and the Future of US Policy in Asia

09 November 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B18 Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park
Douglas H. Paal, Vice President for Studies, Asia Program Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presenting in the 2017/18 series of Taiwan Studies lectures.

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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