The course CÖSB10 is currently not being offered

Course code: CÖSB10
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Internationella Relationer i Östasien - Från Stillahavskriget till Kinas uppgång
Credits: 7.5

Study period: autumn semester 2019
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2019-10-02 – 2019-10-31
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-19601
Eligibility: General and have completed higher education studies worth 30 credits.


Study international issues in East Asia! The course provides a historical background to international relations in East Asia. It focuses on contemporary issues such as China's political and economic rise and the development on the Korean peninsula.

The course provides students with basic knowledge of key issues of East Asia's international relations and introduces the key concepts required to understand these relations. It deals with the relations between Japan, the Korean peninsula, China, and also the US, which is an actor in the region through its military presence and alliances The course addresses key concepts that are used in the study of international relations and also considers the theoretical contexts from which the concepts are derived. The key concepts are then used to understand and explain the region's geopolitical development from the end of the Pacific War in World War II to the present. The course places special emphasis on the role of history in the present-day relations of the region. China's political and economic rise and its influence on neighbouring countries are addressed in the course, as is the role of the US and its system of regional alliances in defining and affecting the region.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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