East Asian Studies keuzepakket
The East Asian region is at the centre of political, economic, security and cultural developments in today’s world, signalling a shift in global power that will shape the 21st century. Whether the focus is on China’s burgeoning economy, relations between North and South Korea, or the popularity of Japanese anime and manga, East Asia is seldom out of the news. Interpreting these developments requires not only innovative methodological and theoretical tools, but also a deep appreciation of East Asian history, cultures, societies, philosophies, religious thought and practices to understand how the region’s past permeates through to the present. Students taking the East Asian Studies keuzepakket will be exposed to the distinct identities, cultures and societies of China, Japan, and Korea, as well as the shared interests and traditions of these states the bind the region together. A critical understanding of the East Asian region’s similarities and differences will be indispensable for graduates in an East Asian Century.
Students selecting the East Asian Studies keuzepakket will engage in a dynamic learning experience centred on an innovative range of courses that problematize issues, interactions, processes and dynamics that make East Asia a coherent region. At the same time, this keuzepakket will also highlight differences between the principal East Asian nations. As a result, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of East Asia from regional and nation-specific perspectives. They will nurture a comparative and critical mindset, and specialize in their chosen disciplinary track.
Students from the China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Middle East programs should contact Dr. L. Black about the courses available to them in this keuzepakket.
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