Asian History

Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Admissions decisions are based on the overall evaluation of candidate’s academic achievements and potential as well as his or her personal accomplishments.
  • The admissions committee reviews a number of factors – academic records of previous studies such as Grade Point Average (GPA), study plan, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Other achievements and specific qualifications such as language proficiency are also taken into consideration. The candidate’s application is reviewed in the context of the level of studies completed, quality of achievements, and characteristics of institutions attended. Finally, the appropriateness of the applicant’s academic goals and the suitability of preparation for the desired program is assessed.
  • Interviews, examinations, and/or additional documents may be required to the applicant, depending on the policy of the specific college or department. If the applicant is applying for the College of Fine Arts, the College of Music, the Department of Physical Education, or the Music Education or the Fine Arts Education Major, the applicant will be individually notified of any further requirement as necessary.


  • Readings in Primary Sources of Asian History
  • Readings in Chinese Source Materials of Asian History
  • Tradition and Transformation in Middle Eastern Societies
  • Formation of Japanese State and Culture
  • The Feudal Society of Japan
  • Transformation of Central Eurasia in the Modern World
  • Formation of Civilization and Empire in China
  • Vlkerwanderung and Sui-Tang World Empire
  • Thought and Religion in Traditional China
  • The Early Modern Muslim Empires and Their Legacy
  • Formation and Unfolding of the Modern State in Japan
  • Topics in Asian History
  • General History of Vietnam
  • Modern Southeast Asia and Imperialism
  • Formation of the Literati Society and Neo-Confucianism
  • The Gentry and Chinese Society
  • Seminar in Asian History
  • The Idea of History and Historiography in Traditional China
  • Socio-Economic History of Asia
  • Supervised Research in Asian History
  • Reform and Revolution in Modern China
  • Society and Culture in Modern and Contemporary China

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