None. Students who are interested in taking this course, but who are not admitted to one of the mentioned master programmes are requested to contact their co-ordinator of studies.
Asia’s cultural, ethnic, religious, sexual and social diversity is changing fundamentally under the impact of the world market, mobility and globalization, and government policy struggles to keep up. In this course we investigate both the ongoing evolution of older forms of diversity (official minorities, linguistic, regional and dialect groups, religions) and newly emerging diversities. Immigration, internal migration, emigration, trade, tourism and more generally the exposure of Asian societies to different foreign and domestic cultures have generated an array of new communities and life styles, and Asia is rapidly becoming a major producer of global, diasporic and transnational cultures.
Conceptual and independent thinking
Independent research and writing
Mode of instruction
Attendance and active participation is mandatory.
Seminar 2 ×14 uur: 28 hours
Compulsory readings: 100 hours
2 Book reviews: 62 hours
Term paper: 90 hours
Total: 280 hours
The final mark of the course is made up by the paper (50%), two book reviews (20% each) and general attendance and participation (10 %).
Blackboard will be used for email, course materials and grades
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Registration through uSis
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Professor Frank N. Pieke
Chair of Modern China Studies
Mail: P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)71 5272216