Geographically, the research covers the whole of Asia, from China in the north, India in the west, Indonesia to the south and Japan to the east. The research includes:

Asia and the outside world

The research focuses both on internal relations in Asia and on Asia’s importance in relation to the outside world. It encompasses cultural-historical, sociological and anthropological studies of a wide range of subjects, as well as comparisons and relations between Asia and Europe.

Culture and Society pre-1900

The research includes philological, historical/anthropological and socio-historical studies of Asian cultures and society in Asia before 1900.

Culture and Society post-1900

The research includes historical, anthropological and sociological studies of Asian cultures and societies in after 1900, and touches on themes of modernisation and globalisation.


The research includes literary, historical and historio-bibliographic studies of Asian literatures and authors, including studies of cultural translation.

Collective projects and research centers.



Name Title Phone E-mail
Beller-Hann, Ildiko Associate professor +45 51 30 24 62 E-mail
Brox, Trine Associate professor +45 51 30 29 65 E-mail
Bunkenborg, Mikkel Associate professor +45 51 30 25 10 E-mail
Delman, Jørgen Professor +45 51 30 24 40 E-mail
Gimpel, Denise Associate professor emerita +45 51 30 35 29 E-mail
Harbsmeier, Christoph Affiliate Professor   E-mail
Hedegaard, Marianne PhD Fellow   E-mail
Højer, Lars Associate professor, deputy head of department +45 27 57 44 24 E-mail
Kraayvanger, Anna-Luise PhD Fellow   E-mail
Mehl, Margaret Dorothea Associate professor +45 51 30 28 77 E-mail
Mirsultan, Aysima Postdoc   E-mail
Nagashima, Yoichi Associate professor, research and development +45 51 30 24 96 E-mail
Nielsen, Bent Associate professor +45 51 30 25 11 E-mail
Roesgaard, Marie Højlund Associate professor +45 51 30 07 16 E-mail
Sand, Erik Reenberg Associate professor emeritus +45 51 30 26 99 E-mail
Steenberg, Rune Postdoc   E-mail
Sørensen, Jørgen Podemann Associate professor emeritus   E-mail
Wall, Barbara Assistant professor, tenure track +45 93 56 56 16 E-mail
Williams-Oerberg, Elizabeth Lane Assistant professor   E-mail
Zysk, Kenneth Gregory Professor +45 51 30 26 24 E-mail