Learning Outcomes: After completing this course, students will have gained a better understanding of the current transformations of civil society in China, Japan and Korea and their political significance.

Contents: Students will explore different areas of East Asian civil society ranging from rights defense to access public goods to the interactions between Media and Law by NGOs and citizens in China. Two Korean guest speakers will talk about the Korean Human Rights Commission and civil society's relations with North Korea. Three years after Fukushima, we will also look back at the rising moblilization of Japanese citizens against nukes and the situation of migrant workers. 

Taken as: 8 Sessions (16 h) with pre-reading and video materials with active participation.
 
Evaluation: 6-pages minimum essay (Grade 1-5)
 
Time: Spring 2014, Tuesdays 10-12 in CEAS Lecture Hall from 4 March 2014 to 22 April 2014.
 
Credits: 3