Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

12.2.2019 at 09:00 - 12.3.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 12.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 14.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 19.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 21.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 26.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 28.3.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 2.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 4.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 9.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 11.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Tue 16.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45
Thu 25.4.2019
14:15 - 15:45


Students of Master's Programme in Area and Cultural Studies, specializing in Asian Studies, have priority.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

The course is part of the Asian Studies track. It also complements the Joint courses Society, Power, and Communication, Ideas, Ideologies, and Religion, and Space, Place, and Environments. It is recommended to take this course after the Joint Studies.

After completing the course students will be familiar with some theoretical approaches and the relevant methodical tools to study Asian material and immaterial cultures. They can understand and analyze their specific relevance for the past and present of Asian societies. They will have the ability to apply the appropriate theoretical and methodical steps to study case study examples regarding Asia. Students will be enabled to reflect on and actively analyze both historical as well as current developments, structures, and practices.

Bi-annually. Potentially, courses will be offered more often, f.e. annually.

The course will give an overview on theoretical approaches, relevant methods, contexts and cases on Asian material and/or immaterial culture. It will highlight one or a small number of exemplary case studies which is/are jointly discussed and analyzed with the appropriate theories and methods. These case studies may be situated in one or several Asian regions or regard Asian diasporas, and include historical and/or contemporary contexts.

The precise literature is subject to the specific course’s topic and will be recommended for each individual course by the respective teacher.

Activities and used teaching methods are subjected to the course learning outcomes and course content and are formed by each course’s teacher.

Grading scale is 0-5. Assessment practices vary according to the taught course. In general, assessment will evaluate those learning outcomes that have been set for the individual taught courses. Moreover, students’ self-evaluation or peer evaluation assessments can be used.

The course will be offered in the form of contact teaching.
The attendance requirements and methods of completion will be specified for each individual course, by the respective teachers. They may include different taught courses and seminars that include for example written assignments and/or presentations.