Culture in East and Southeast Asia

Spring 2019


Culture in East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)

Organiser: University of Turku, Centre for East Asian Studies

Instructor: Jukka Aukia


  • 21 January – 29 March,  2019

Learning Outcomes: The course gives students an introduction to the cultural history and contemporary cultures of the region.

Course Description:  This course introduces students to the societies of the region through cultural history and contemporary culture. Particular focus is given to national identity formation through everyday life and popular culture. Context (materials) for the course are among others films and music, and other creative fields where local identities are built, discussed, and contested.

Taken as:

The module consists of a lecture course, assignment and book exam (3 ECTS), an essay course (2 ECTS).

Options to take the course:
You can choose between two options.
1) the whole module (5 ECTS), or
2) the lecture course + book exam (3 ECTS).

Grading: On a scale of 1–5

Application period: Application period open November 5-25, 2018.  Go to application instructions.


Photo: Lukas Las, Asianet Material Bank