Spain, Barcelona

History of Asia

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

The subject focuses on historical and cultural interaction between Europe and Asia and the main social and cultural processes derived therefrom.
The course will focus on five broad themes: 1) Asia? Europe? The relativity and the history of the geographic and political concepts; 2) Asia cultures and civilizations before waking up in Europe; 3) Europe’s link to Asia: colonialism and imperialism (18th-19th centuries); 4) Asian resistance to assimilation (19th and 20th centuries); 5) Nationalism and nation Construction in Asia.

Course leader

Chiao-In Chen
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to understand the profound social, political, economic, and other transformations taking place in China, India, Japan and Korea. A specific emphasis will be on comparing the evolution of these countries to perceived change and what changes in Asia might reveal about regional and world history.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Identity major concepts, problems, and historical questions in the field of Asian History and be able to connect them to broader themes in European history. 2)Demonstrate competence in how different Asian civilization’s evolution interacted and, communicated, due to their heritage. 3) Compare the difference and coincidence between these Asian civilizations. 4) Apply some of the major problems in Asian history to address current social and political issues.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee.