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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MPAS2106 Modern Histories of East Asian Countries 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
University Lecturer / CEAS

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will master general modern histories of all major East Asian nations from the beginning of the modern era in the region to the present.


The literature package provides general history of the major events and developments of the region since the 19th century until current times and should therefore be taken as early on in studies as possible. The course is especially recommended for those new students who do not have background in East Asian history.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Study materials

  • Korea: Cumings, Bruce: Korea’s Place in the Sun: a Modern History (2005)
  • Japan: Gordon, Andrew: A Modern History of Japan – From Tokugawa Times to the Present (2003)
  • China: Fenby, Jonathan: The Penguin History of Modern China – The Fall and Rise of a Great Power 1850-2008 (2008)

Further information

Note: Students who are required to complete MPAS2091 Contemporary Japanese History or MPAS2092 Contemporary Chinese History as their obligatory studies can substitute one of these courses with this course.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science