0808 East Asia
Ute Heinrichs, M.A.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/19/19 to 09/27/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/01/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.12
Tuesday 10/08/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.16
Thursday 10/17/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.18
Thursday 10/24/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 10/31/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.12
Thursday 11/07/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.12
Thursday 11/14/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.0.002
Thursday 11/21/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.003

The topics provided are designed to give students an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the characteristics of East Asia (here: China, South Korea, Japan). This course delivers research-led, contemporary discussions and analyses of these markets and their actors.

Learning outcomes

Students will get an understanding of the peculiarities of East Asia: economic history, markets, culture and companies/business groups.

Students will be be trained on:

  • The ability to research material related to firm and country contexts, to structure ideas and presentations, and to work in groups.
  • The ability to read and understand theoretical/empirical academic literature.
  • The ability to transfer learnings from one context to others.
Attendance requirements

Attendance requirement is met if students are present for at least 80% of the scheduled sessions, otherwise students are de-registered from the course.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course format is interactive. Students will be trained on a theoretical and practical level by engaging in in-class discussions, solving cases and presenting their analyses. The course design comprises the following teaching methods: lectures, in-class discussions, discussions of academic papers and case analyses/presentations. Students are asked to be prepared for each class which should act as a basis. Thus, they are expected to do required readings and scientific articles which are specified for each session.


The assessment of students' grades are based on the following criteria:

  • Individual participation (40%): Participation is assessed based on the attendance, quality of preparation and active contribution in class.
  • Individual peer rating (5%): Due to counter free-riding problems, every group member evaluates contributions of the other group members.
  • Individual paper (10%): Students are required to hand in a 1,500 words long essay three weeks after the last session. The essay should be about a particular field of interest covered in class. Students should both integrate their learnings from the course and substantiate their line of argumentation with 3-4 academic papers.
  • Group presentation (40%): Students get into groups of 2-3 people (depending on the class size) in the first session. They are required to do one presentation regarding the topics of the course; the case studies are guided by pre-assigned case questions.
  • Commentary by groups (5%): Each group has to comment on another group’s presentations.
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Last edited: 2019-06-24