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How to survive a PhD in Asian Studies

Centre for East Asian Studies and the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies proudly present:


A documentary about the challenges of starting and finishing a dissertation in Asian Studies and how to overcome those.

In the documentary we hear from Finnish Asia scholars who in recent years have received a PhD in Asian Studies. The film offers hard fought insights into research, fieldwork and publishing for those taking on dissertation work. For those not working on a dissertation in Asian studies, the documentary offers a look at what it means to do research in practice.

The documentary is presented in three acts:
ACT I “What Have I Got Myself Into?”
ACT II “Tools of the Trade”
ACT III “The Road Goes Ever On and On”
Register here to watch the documentary. The Documentary is stored in a password protected environment for copyright reasons, therefore we ask you to sign in with your name and email to see it. The collected information will no be used for any other purpose than sending the link to watch the documentary. The collected information will not be shared with others.

The film was financed by the Doctoral Program of Contemporary Asian Studies and it was filmed and edited by Samu Kolehmainen.

Asian Studies Days - Annual Conference in Finland

The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies has organized the Asian Studies Days annually since 2010. The event  provides a national platform for discussions and networking in Asian studies. During the Asian Studies Days, the Network publishes the annually updated catalogue “Academic Research Projects on Asia in Finland”.


Kone-Fudan Nordic Centre Grant for Research

The Kone Foundation offers annually scholarships for research in China. Read more about the grant here.

Research methods


Asian Studies in Finnish Universities

Associations for Asian Studies


Karavaani Ry. – Student Organisation of East Asian and Japanese Studies, University of Helsinki.

Taotao Ry. – Taotao is a student club for everyone studying at the CEAS and everyone otherwise interested in East Asia.

Mingbai Ry. – Student Organisation for everyone studying Chinese language at University of Turku and everyone otherwise interested in the language.



NACS – Nordic Association for China Studies

NAJS – Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society

NISN – Nordic Indonesian Studies Network

SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network

AKSE – Association for Korean Studies in Europe

EACS – European Association of Chinese Studies

EAJS – European Association for Japanese Studies

European Alliance for Asian Studies

European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists

EUROSEAS – European Association for South East Asian Studies

EASAS – European Association for South Asian Studies

EASL – European Association of Sinological Librarians