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International Relations in East Asia

This course introduces students to three kinds of academic debates related to the international relations of East Asia.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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The first debate revolves around issues related to the contemporary international politics, security and economy of East Asia. Issues covered include, but are not limited to China’s rise and its implications, how to understand the Belt and Road Initiative and where Japan’s security policy is heading. The second type of debate concerns how Asian historical experiences has begun to inform the discipline of International Relations; a discipline that has increasingly come to be criticized as Euro-centric since its theories have to a disproportional degree been informed by European experiences. The third type of debate is based on a similar critique of the discipline’s Euro-centrism. It focuses on debates about how Asian philosophy and thinking can inform the discipline of International Relations.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of seminars. Attendance at seminars is mandatory. All courses on the Master's level are all held in English.


    Essays, seminars and peer-review assessments.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
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