This volume brings together eminent European Union scholars from both Europe and Asia in a timely initiative to reflect on the record of European Studies in Asia, evaluate the current state of affairs, as well as to look for best practices to guide future developments.
While intentionally introspective in focus, setting out for the first time a comprehensive analysis is enhanced by comparative reflections from the EU experience and through the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)’s institutional experiences. Country chapters on the EU curriculum include experiences in China, Hong Kong and Macao SARs, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Thematic contributions offer wider perspectives on Asia-Europe relations, the ASEM Education Hub, “EU perceptions” as a pedagogical contribution and the complementarity of the various EU studies organizations and initiatives that co-exist and cooperate within Asia. The experience of the College of Europe, the European University Institute and EU programmes at other European universities are also explored in other chapters in an attempt to identify any potential trends that may impact upon EU Studies in Asia in the future. This Volume is a collection of papers presented at two workshops on EU/European Studies curriculum developments, one supported by ASEF’s European Studies in Asia network and hosted by Ateneo de Manila University in December 2007, the other by the EU Institute in Japan, Kansai, hosted by Kobe University in January 2008.
The volume was co-edited by Mr. Peter Ryan, Prof. Martin Holland and Dr. Silviu Jora. The publication is a partnership between: the Asia Europe Foundation, EU Institute in Japan, Kansai, and the National Centre for Research on Europe.
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Community. The views expressed herein are those of the contributors and editors and can therefore in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion or position of the European Commission, the Asia-Europe Foundation or ASEF’s partner organisations.