Swedish title: Asienstudier: Internationella Relationer i Östasien - Från Stillahavskriget till Kinas uppgång
Type of education: both campus/online
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2020-11-02 – 2020-12-01
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-19501
Eligibility: General and have completed higher education studies worth 30 credits. English 6/English course B.
- Canvas COSB10 - Asian Studies: The International Relations of East Asia - From the Pacific War to the Rise of China
- Library Guide
Study international issues in East Asia! The course focuses on contemporary international relations in East Asia, but from a historically informed perspective. For example, we consider issues such as the Korean nuclear crisis, while remembering the Korean War and Japan's colonial rule over the peninsula, and China's rise, but in the context of its long and complex relationship with its neighbours and indeed, with the United States.
The course provides you with basic knowledge of the key issues in East Asia's international relations and addresses the key concepts needed to understand these relationships. In the course we address the relations between Japan, the Korean Peninsula, China, and also the United States, which, with its military presence and alliances, plays a role in the region.
You will study key concepts used in the study of international relations and also the theoretical contexts that the key concepts originate from. You will then learn how to use the key concepts to understand and explain the geopolitical development of the region from the end of the Pacific War that took place during World War II until today.
The course places particular emphasis on the role of history in the region's contemporary relations. China's political and economic upswing and its influence on the neighbouring countries are addressed in the course as well as how the United States and its system of regional alliances have continued to define and influence 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 universityadmissions.se. 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.
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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 universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.