Course objectives

The objective of this master’s degree is to give students the necessary tools to understand and study the Asian world (considering broadly Asia Minor to Japan and Siberia to Indonesia) in its complexity and over the long term. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of specific periods, regions or themes, as well as disciplinary skills in fields such as history, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, paleography, philology, art history, archaeology and religious studies. The teaching team, which brings together nearly 120 teacher-researchers working on Asia, provides an intensive training program in conjunction with leading human and social science research units working in the Asian region.

Over the program’s four semesters, students must acquire:

  • A thorough knowledge of a particular research area related to Asian studies.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages as necessary for any scientific research work on Asia.
  • The skills required for effective development of academic research.
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