Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2142 History Politics in East Asia 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will have mastered a number of central themes in the contemporary relations between China, Japan and Korea.

General description

The course examines the basic points of contention and co-operation in the modern and contemporary Sino-Japanese-Korean relations. These include the wars, the inter-dependent pathways to economic growth and issues of historiography and the role of history politics in the relations between the three nations.


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Teachers responsible

Lauri Paltemaa
Annamari Konttinen
Antti Leppänen

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21-Jan-2016 –
Lectures 20 h
Spring 2016
Thu 21-Jan-2016 - 24-Mar-2016 weekly at 10.15-11.45, CEAS lecture hall

Evaluation criteria

Workshop (20 h) and book exam. Workshop consists of classroom and online discussions and writing assignments and ends with an exam.

Study materials

Yahuda, Michael: Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain (2013). A reader and a reading list will be provided for coursework.

Further information

Moodle key 'MPAS2142'

Students who are required to complete MPAS2091 Contemporary Japanese History, MPAS2092 Contemporary Chinese History or MPAS2126 Contemporary Chinese and Japanese History as their obligatory studies can substitute one of these courses with this course and a book agreed with the University Lecturer.