Languages and cultures of East Asia

... looks into questions such as ...

  • 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?

Degree programmes


Languages and cultures of East Asia, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 2 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

Who is suited?

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

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

Contact students

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