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.
- Teacher: Hermann Aubie