Languages and cultures of East Asia, Bachelor 1 subject

  • What changes have East Asian societies undergone historically?
  • What forms did cultural transfer take between the different regions of East Asia?
  • What are the distinctive features of East Asian literature?
  • What is the image of East Asia in the West, and how has it changed over the past 150 years?
  • How does Buddhism differ in China, Japan, and Korea?


Bachelor of Arts
Winter semester
8 semesters
Classroom language
German, English
Not restricted
Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...

​...the cultural region of East Asia is studied in its contexts, with a focus on one of the three sub-regions China, Japan or Korea.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Chinese, Japanese or Korean
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Intellectual history
  • Religions of East Asia
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
  • Talent for languages
  • Diligence
  • general education
has fun with:
  • Foreign languages
  • reading, learning and thinking
  • occupation with demanding texts
struggles through:
  • many vocabulary words
  • new writing systems
  • and a lot of technical literature
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the media sector (journalism, publishing houses)
  • in cultural institutions (museums, libraries)
  • in companies with a connection to East Asia
  • in the public sector
  • in international organizations
And else?
An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ... is mandatory.
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Anja Batram
Building, Room: Uni124 / 3.12
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28188
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: Universitätsstraße 134, Raum 2.30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Website Fachschaft

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