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Broad Curriculum Module: Contemporary Asian Studies

The Centre offers a credit-bearing (5 ECTs) cross-Faculty module on contemporary Asian Studies within Trinity’s Broad Curriculum programme (
The BC module Contemporary Asian Studies aims to provide an introduction to Asian Studies and in particular a multidisciplinary exploration of language, thought, society, culture, business and diplomatic relations in China, Korea and Japan.

The course will introduce students to the discipline of contemporary Asian Studies, and will explore how China, Japan and Korea have evolved as cultural and economic drivers in Asia and in a global context. It will examine key issues such as relationships between the individual, society and thought, the development of writing systems, and popular culture. Students from all disciplines will be encouraged to engage practically and critically with the topics explored in the module through classroom presentations and discussion.