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Critical Perspectives on East and South-East Asian Studies

7,5 credits

The interdisciplinary research field of East and South-East Asian Studies is addressed and analysed in this PhD course (7.5 credits). The focus is on the history, development and relevance of area studies in terms of understanding the contemporary social processes and problems in East and South-East Asia. Delimited area studies on China, Japan and South-East Asia are also discussed. The criticism directed at area studies, the relationship between the traditional disciplines and area studies, and new alternative concepts and views from the region are discussed as well. The interdisciplinary theories and methods that are applied within area studies are analysed in terms of both the study of the region at large and with focus on specific countries and topics. Insights from area studies will also be discussed and applied to the doctoral student’s thesis project. 

The course consists of lectures, individual readings, three to five seminars, and a final paper, and will be given in the fall of 2024.  More information to follow

Course syllabus in English (PDF, 188kb, new tab)

Course literature list (PDF, 140kb, new tab)