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Asia in Global and Regional Politics

The course studies the international relations in Asia. The course initially reviews the basic theories in international relations and then continues with a brief historical overview with emphasis on the post-war period. The course then focuses on the following main regional issues: power rivalry, identity and historical memory, territorial disputes and non-traditional security issues, such as public diplomacy, soft power, and environmental and food safety. The course is based on the student's active participation and in the course the student develops his / her ability to critically evaluate and analyze theories and use empirical examples from the region.


Course syllabus in English
Kursplan på svenska

Application code: LU-19711
Direct link to the course on the application web site


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Course code: CÖSM37
Credits: 7.5 ECTS credits

Cycle: Second Cycle 
Language of instruction: English

Study venue: Lund
Rate of study: Full time (100%)
Teaching hours: Daytime
Study period: 2019-09-02 – 2019-10-01

Entry requirements: To be eligible to the course, the students must have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, humanities, economics or law and at least 30 credits in Asian studies or equivalent. Oral and written language proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement.

Application code for fall semester 2019: LU-19711

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se