Dept. of CAMPUS Asia Studies

A Thousand Years of Brilliant History in Asia Now the world's eyes are turning to Asia, and the dreams of Easterners and Westerners are coming true together with Asia.

 

Nowadays, global talent is needed for the integration and conflict resolution of East Asia. The Department of East Asian Studies tours campuses in Korea, China, and Japan to learn the culture and language of each country and recruit talent who can work at domestic and overseas multinational companies or international organizations. We are training.

"Universities in Korea, China, and Japan collaborate to offer a three-stage curriculum, which includes Stage 1: Pre-dispatch training, Stage 2: Mobile campus, and Stage 3: Graduation preparation course. I am currently participating in this program. During the second stage, the mobile campus, students engage in a two-year study abroad experience, touring universities in Japan and China. Through this three-stage curriculum, we aim to develop 'East Asian humanities leaders' who possess a high level of proficiency in three languages and in-depth knowledge of humanities. These leaders are equipped to analyze and address regional issues in East Asia from a humanistic perspective."

Jointly promoted by the three governments of Korea, China, and Japan

CAMPUS Asia Government Scholarship Project

The Department of East Asian Studies is a new department established in 2017, based on the 'CAMPUS Asia Program' conducted at Dongseo University for four years starting in 2012. The 'CAMPUS Asia Program' is a 'trilateral program' adopted at the trilateral summit in May 2010, where the leaders of Korea, China, and Japan agreed on the need to foster future talent in East Asia for solidarity, integration, and conflict resolution in the Asian region. It is an 'educational cooperation project.'

 

Ten project teams from eight domestic universities, including Seoul National University, KAIST, and Dongseo University, were selected for the 'CAMPUS Asia Program Pilot Project (2012-15)' jointly promoted by the three countries' ministries of education.

Dongseo University, in collaboration with China's Guangdong Foreign Language Institute and Japan's Ritsumeikan University, established a business group to implement the 'East Asia Next Generation Humanities Leader Training Program.' This program aimed to contribute to resolving conflicts and improving communication between Korea, China, and Japan. Among the ten project groups, the East-West University Project Group, which was the only undergraduate program and had developed its own curriculum, received the highest evaluation in a joint assessment by the three countries.

 

As a result of this success, universities in the three countries agreed to make the 'CAMPUS Asia program' a permanent initiative. In 2016, the 'CAMPUS Asia program main project' was launched, and a total of 60 new students, with 20 from each university, were selected to participate in the permanent program. Beginning in 2017, Dongseo University established the Department of East Asia, which will carry on the legacy of the 'CAMPUS Asia Program' and further enhance and expand its educational offerings.

 

 

A new international education program that allows students to learn while visiting universities in three different countries.

 
mobile campus

To nurture 'East Asian humanities leaders,' the universities in the three countries have structured the curriculum into three stages: pre-departure education, mobile campus, and graduation preparation course.

In their first year, the 20 freshmen at Dongseo University focus on language subjects such as basic Chinese conversation and basic Japanese conversation in Korea, along with the study of East Asian history and culture, including China and Japan.

During the second and third years, students are divided into two groups and embark on a year-long tour of campuses in China and Japan. They take courses offered by each university, with a curriculum that includes 70% language and 30% humanities in the second year and a shift to 40% language and 60% humanities in the third year. Additionally, students acquire language skills and humanities knowledge through local immersion experiences and collaborative learning with Chinese and Japanese students.

In their fourth year, students return to Korea, where they write a graduation thesis based on what they have learned in both China and Japan. They also complete a college entrance and employment preparation course to prepare for their future endeavors.