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EcoS is a two-year multidisciplinary master program that focuses on the contemporary societal, political and economic issues in the East Asian region as a whole. East Asia is much more than just the sum of its parts, so the program emphasizes a comparativist approach to current transnational and regional issues.

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 Most Recent Announcements


Taiwan's Bubble-Tea and International Relations

For the independent online journal "Das Reispapier" (The Rice Paper), Martin Mandl comments on Taiwan's culinary heritage and how this heritage could...


On the weekend of 6/7 November 2021, the Strategic Gaming on the South China Sea dispute, convened by the EcoS lecturers Alfred Gerstl and Martin...


On October 25th, Martin Mandl joined a group of MA-students from the Department of Chinese Studies at Masaryk University Brno for a field trip to...


Video now available: Soft Power in Taiwan and Japan

Prof. Nissim Otmazgin's u:eastasia lecture on the contesting visions of culture and democracy and their implementation as soft power policies in...


In a special issue ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia currently highlights the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the current...


Why Taiwan Matters? A Video Contest

A video and podcast challenge by the Taipei Representative Office in Vienna is looking for creative answers to the question “why Taiwan matters for...