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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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
MPAS2142 History Politics in East Asia 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
University Lecturer / CEAS; University Teacher (Japan) / CEAS
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will have mastered a number of central themes in the contemporary history of Sino-Japanese relations.


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

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Modes of study

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

Classroom and online discussions, writing assignments.


Numeric 0-5.

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

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 and a book agreed with the University Lecturer.

Belongs to following study modules

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