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East Asian Languages and Cultures - an overview

The course focuses on the history, culture, language and the societal development of East Asia.

The course gives a comprehensive orientation about both historical and contemporary connections and currents between the languages of East Asia, as well as an understanding of the characteristics, grammatical structures and writing systems of the individual languages.

It also highlights the cultural influences between the different areas historically and at the present time, it problematizes the view of East Asia and gives an overview of central events which have affected the socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political situation.

The course does not require any knowledge of the languages of the region.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one module, 7.5 ECTS.

    Teaching format

    The instruction is in the form of lectures.

    Attendance on all instruction is compulsory.

    Teaching will be conducted online or at campus in accordance to instructions for each course instance.

    For more detailed information please refer to the course description.

    Course planning and resources

    Course details, planning and resources can be found in Athena

    Please note that only registred students have access to downloadable documents in Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of a written home exam.

    For more detailed information please refer to the course description.

  • 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.
  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Asian Lanugages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Phone: 08-16 27 22

    Johan Fresk
    Phone: 08-16 36 20