Open MA courses taught in English  

In the context of UA Ruhr (University Alliance Ruhr ), students from the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Bochum University (OAW/RUB) have the opportunity to take classes at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen (IN-EAST/UDE) and vice versa without paying additional fees. 

Potentially, this gives MA students of East Asian Studies a larger range of thematic courses to choose from. If classes at the East Asian Studies center of the partner university fit the degree course scheme and ECTS requirements of their home institution, students may also apply for the official recognition of their course results achieved at the other location of East Asian Studies. Course results/examination grades are then passed on to the university where the students are originally enrolled. 

This requires some planning in advance as course instructors, study coordinators, examination offices etc. at the different institutions have to be involved. To support you in this process at this early stage and approach the right persons in charge, the AREA Ruhr office team asks you to please contact them at office@area-ruhr.de if you are interested in taking a particular class or module at the East Asian Studies center of your UA Ruhr partner university! 

Below you can find the list MA courses offered in English at the East Asian Studies Department (OAW/RUB)and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST/UDE) in the summer term 2024. These courses are potentially open, but the actual availability has to be checked in every single case. Naturally, students have priority access to the courses taught at their home institution. 

The overview below lists single courses (mostly seminars) at OAW/RUB as well as modules (often consisting of two courses) at the IN-EAST/UDE. 
By clicking on the title, you can find more information on each course or module. 

 

Title

Course Type

Lecturer

CP

Location

The Japanese Welfare State

seminar

Scherer

4,5

OAW/RUB

Politics of Finance and Financial Innovation in Japan

seminar

Doege

4,5

OAW/RUB

Politics of Regulation and Innovation in China

seminar

Gottwald

4,5

OAW/RUB

The Role of East Asia in Regionalism and Inter-Regionalism

seminar

Bersick

4,5

OAW/RUB

Current issues of China’s Politics and Economy from Chinese media perspective

seminar

 

Li, Paolo

4,5

OAW/RUB

The impact of Silla Hwaôm Commentaries on Tang Buddhism

seminar/ excercise

Plassen 

4/3

OAW/RUB

Notions of Karma in East Asian Buddhism

seminar

Plassen

3/5

OAW/RUB

Economic Developments in East Asia

 

module

Yoon

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

The Economy of China

·      China Management Cases, seminar

·      Taube/Fonsato: Economic Studies on China, lecture

module

Taube/

Fonsato/

Zheng

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

International Economic and Business Issues of Japan

·      Japan’s Role in Regional and Global Economic Relations, lecture

·      Business Issues in Japan’s Economy, seminar

module

 

Blind/

Schulz

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

The Chinese Society

module

Arnostova

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

Institutions and Organizations in Japan

·      Institutions and Organizations in Japan, seminar,

·      Entrich: Research on Japanese Social Institutional Change, seminar

module

Entrich

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

State and Society in China (module)

·      Political Culture and State-Society Interactions, seminar

·      Project Study: Core Issues of Chinese Politics, project study

module

Noesselt

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

Japanese Politics/ The Political System in Japan

module

Klein

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

Korean Society and Politics

·      Korean Society and Politics: Forms and Practices of Democracy in South Korea, seminar

·      Topical issues of Politics and Society in Korea, project study

module

Mosler

6

IN-EAST/

UDE

Contemporary Issues of Korea: North Korean Politics and Society

module

Chang

6

IN-EAST/

UDE