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Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Introduction to Asian Studies 5
Thesis Class 5

Core courses

Choose from the following core courses with a minimal of 10 and a maximum of 20 EC

Chinese Art History 10
The persecution of witches in premodern Asia 10
Forgery as Historiography in Korean and East Asian History 10
Writing Histories: Modern Japan, Asia, and the World 10
Multiple Histories of Early Modern Japan 10
Buddhist Sacred Texts: Boeddhisme en psychologie 5
Sharing the Tales of Buddha: Narrative Art in Asia 10
Hindi Literature 10


Choose from the following courses with a maximum of 10 EC

Beginners level language: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Tibetan, Turkish, Persian, Arabic 10
The politics of culture in Southeast Asia 5.0/10.0
History, Theory, Nation: Readings from the South 10
Chinese Linguistics 10
Using Language in context: Narrative and Interaction 10
Eurasian Studies 10
Histories of Southeast Asia 5

Second semester

MA Thesis Asian Studies (60 EC) 15


Select two of the following electives (max 15 EC)

Beginners level language 2: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Turkish, Persian, Arabic 5
New Diversities in Asia 10
Asia through consumption 10
Image/Text in Pre-modern Japan 10
History and Heritage in South Asia 10
Topics in South and Southeast Asian Art History 5.0/10.0
Hands-on Research Experience in Museum Volkenkunde 10
Practicing Modernity:State and Society in Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus 10
Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants 10
Chinese I 10
Chinese II 5
Indonesian Language 1 10
Beginner’s level Japanese 10
Indonesian Media 10
Indonesian Media 10
Beginner’s level Japanese 2 5