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Orient Institute

The Orient Institute (IO) was founded in 1989. It is a research unit belonging to Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP - School of Social and Political Sciences) at Universidade de Lisboa.

 

Areas of intervention

Asian Studies are the focus of research at the IO. They take a multidisciplinary approach, thanks to the diverse academic backgrounds of its researchers with international experience ranging from Anthropology to International Relations. The specific realities of each country and sub-region and relations between Portugal and Asia are particularly important.

 

Activities are carried out under three research groups:

- Middle East and Central Asia;

Southeast Asia and South Asia;

- East Asia.

 

 

Activities

The IO researchers work in research projects, organisation of conferences, publication of articles, working papers, dissertations and books and post-graduate, training and consultancy programmes.

 

 

 

 

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Daxiyangguo – Portuguese Journal of Asian Studies

Asian Press Review Headlines

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Coreia do Sul - Coreia do Norte

    The issue of a “joint march” is forecast to gain more attention, with Seoul’s Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan hinting at the possibility of marching under the Korean Unification Flag. “The discussion is still ongoing, but the Korean Unification flag will be raised at the opening when a joint entrance is agreed upon,” Do said during a meeting with lawmakers at the National Assembly.

     

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Japão - Myanmar

    Japan stands steadfastly behind Myanmar against global condemnation over its handling of the violence in northern Rakhine State that forced over 650,000 Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

     

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Malásia - Singapura

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says Malaysia does not want to return to "confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric" when conducting bilateral relations with Singapore.

     

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