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Contemporary cultural politics and identity in East Asia

This course delas with the dynamic processes of cultural politics within the East Asian countries, and how these processes forms the local, regional and national as well as transnational identities within a given period of time

The focus of the course is placed current strategies of the cultural politics in the East Asian countries, that are made in order to meet the contemporary challenges of a time when culture is considered as a key dimension in globalisation. As a backdrop for understanding current features in cultural politics and how it has been developed in Japan, China, North- and South Korea, earlier priorities will also be discussed.

  • Course structure

    The course identifies relevant changes in the cultural politics of the East Asian countries during different periods.


    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. Attendance at all teaching is mandatory. The language of instruction is English.

    Course details and resources

    Course details and resources for Spring semester 23 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 case study, which is presented orally during the course and in writing at the end of the course.

    The subject of the case study is chosen in consulation with the examiner.


    Sonja Häussler

  • 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 course?

    Student Councelor:

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