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Cultural Flows and Political Relations in East Asia

The greater part of Asia is currently undergoing a major process of transformation, involving not only individual countries' state-building but also, under new socio-cultural conditions, the need to find new positions in international politics.

This course aims to identify historical, cultural and political constellations and analyze how these are reflected in today's conditions. The emergence of new structures at national as well as regional level is studied and the concept of Asia is problematized from several perspectives.


  • Course structure

    During the course the student will identify and analyze socio-cultural and political processes of change in Asia from a contemporary perspective.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars.

    Course information and resources

    Course infromation, details and literature lists can be found in the learning platform Athena närmare kursstart.

    Please note that only registered students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of a case study at the end of the course. The subject of the case study is chosen together with the examiner.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the course description. The course description will be made available at least one month before the course starts.


    Irmy Schweiger

  • 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.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Chinese?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Johan Fresk
    Phone: 08-16 36 20