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The Faculty of East Asian Studies was founded in 1965 with the express objective of giving new impetus to research and teaching in the field. The Faculty's study programmes are designed to enable students to address the region comprehensively and across academic disciplines. The focus of both research and teaching is on China, Japan and Korea. Diverse methodological approaches are applied from the fields of history, literature, philology, philosophy, political science, linguistics, and economics.

Because sound language skills are vital for the academic study of East Asia, the Faculty provides comprehensive and in-depth tuition in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, whereby both modern and ancient language forms are taught.

Graduates from the Faculty of East Asian Studies have the linguistic, discipline-specific and cultural skills as well as the analytical capability that qualify them for a wide range of professional fields. Depending on their area of specialisation, our alumni are to be found in the business sector (corporations and banks), in cultural organisations (museums, the media), in education (high school, university, adult education), in institutions of scholarly exchange, in political organisations, the diplomatic service, and in international organisations.

Attached to the Faculty are the Richard Wilhelm Translation Centre, the Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature, and the Siebold Archive.



Evening talk on Modern East Asian History
jointly organised by the Japanese History Section and the Chinese History Section

Faculty of East Asian Studies Ruhr University Bochum

Japanese Experts in China's Early Postwar Reconstruction: History, Legacy and Memory

Daqing Yang
Associate Professor, George Washington University
Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 6 p.m.
TestDaF-Raum (ground floor)
Ostasienwissenschaften Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 134, 44780 Bochum

It is well-known that in the wake of World War II, the Allied countries made use of scientists and engineers from defeated Germany. In contrast, the fact that tens of thousands of Japanese scientific and technical personnel remained and worked in China after that war has largely been overlooked by historians. Drawing from a wide range of sources in Japanese, Chinese and English languages, this presentation explains the decisions by both Chinese Nationalists and Communists to make use of Japanese experts and skilled workers after the war. It also explores the attitude of the United States toward the continued presence of Japanese in postwar China. Moreover, it examines the attitudes of ordinary Chinese citizens as well as the multifaceted experience of those Japanese working in fields ranging from industry to medical service to scientific research. Lastly, it assesses the latter's contribution to China's postwar reconstruction as well as the evolving memories of this episode in these two Asian neighbors.

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Öffnung der Veranstalltung LV 210028
Chin. Landschaftsmalerei aus kunst- und religionsgeschichtlicher Perspektive
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NEW Master Program: Transnational East Asian Studies
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Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA - Ruhr):
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Mittagsforum WiSe 2018/19
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Neues Studienfach "Translation Chinesisch"
Beginnend mit dem Sommersemester 2017 wird im Rahmen des 1-Fach-Master-Studiengangs Ostasienwissenschaften der Schwerpunkt "Translation Chinesisch" angeboten.
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