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Asia in Japan

  • 7.5 credits

Modern Japan has experienced challenges in locating itself within the region of Asia, as well as the world. With a focus on conceptions and manifestations of Asia in Japan, this course challenge the discourse that separated the two.

The course illuminates the constant changing between nation and regioon through by using aesthetic culture as a lens.

  • Course structure

    The course gives a historical overview of Asian cultural interaction on Japanese soil.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures.

    Course details and resources

    Course details and resources 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 will be examined on the basis of a written home exam.

  • Course literature

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

    The course literature is being updated and will be accessable closer to the course start.

  • Contact

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

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Hanna Kritz
    Room 111, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 27 22