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Asian studies: Asia in Global and Regional Politics


Course code: ACES53
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Global och regional politik i Asien
ECTS credits: 7.5

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Study period: autumn 2018
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2018-09-03 – 2018-10-02
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: The student must be admitted to the Master of Science (120 credits) programme in Asian Studies. To take the course as a freestanding course, the student must have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, humanities, economics or law and at least 30 credits  in Asian studies or equivalent. English 6/English course B. 
Application code: LU-19991


This is a specialisation course in Asian Studies focusing on the international relations of the region. It starts with the main theories of international relations and then continues with a short historical overview focusing mainly on the post-war period. Subsequently, the course deals with the following most important regional questions: great power rivalry, identity and historical memory, territorial disputes and nontraditional security issues, such as public diplomacy, "soft power" and environmental and food safety. The course is based on the student's active participation, and the students develop their ability to critically evaluate and analyse theories and use empirical examples from the region.


  1. Individual Take-Home Exam, 3.5 ECTS
  2. Individual Seminar Paper, 2 ECTS
  3. Oral Presentations and Active Participation in Seminars, 2 ECTS


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