East Asian history
7.5 credits cr.
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The purpose of the course is to conceptually define East Asian history as a part of world history, moving from an earlier historiography dominated by a eurocentric view towards a more global view, which comprises intraregional perspectives on national identity and history as well as international relations.
The students are trained in critical analysis of Chinese, Japanese and Korean history (mostly modern history) and historiography, political rhetoric and debate on tradition versus modernization.
The course render and articulates non-Eurocentric perspectives on East Asian history and historiography.
The instruction consists of seminars. Attendance at all instruction is obligatory.
Course details and resources
Course details and resources for spring 22 can be found in the learning platform Athena.
Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable resources, like PDF documents, in Athena.
The course is examined on the basis of a written assignment in the form a take-home examination at the end of the course.
ScheduleThe 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 literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.