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Study East Asian Studies in Germany

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A degree programme in East Asian studies focuses on the societies, cultures, religions, and languages of Japan, Korea, Central Asia, and the Chinese-speaking world. You will acquire language skills and scientific knowledge in order to understand historical developments, references to current phenomena, and regional contexts. You can choose from various specialisations, such as Japanese studies, to focus on specific languages or countries.


21 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

2-8 Semesters

What content can I expect

In the field of study East Asian studies, you will deal with questions that arise with regard to the language, culture, literature, history, politics, economy, and society of the East Asian region. You will examine events and developments in the region in both a regional and global context in order to compare and analyse them. In addition to in-depth linguistic and scientific knowledge, the degree programme will also provide you with broad cultural competence. It will raise your awareness for cultural diversity and cultural differences, thereby increasing your cultural sensitivity. The field of study East Asian studies comprises the study areas:

  • Japanese studies, which focuses on Japan
  • Korean studies, which deals with Korea
  • East Asian studies, which examines both parts and the entirety of the geographical region of East Asia
  • Southeast Asian philologies (such as Indonesian philology), which relate to Southeast Asia
  • Chinese studies, which deals with China as well as the entire Chinese-speaking world
  • Central Asian philologies (such as Tibetology), which focuses on the Central Asian region

After completing your studies, you can pursue a career in cultural institutions such as museums, in tourism, in research institutions, in international organisations, or in the diplomatic service.

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