Welcome at the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) is a multi-disciplinary academic institution at the Goethe University. The aim of research and teaching at the Centre is to study the modern cultures and societies of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, as well as their historic roots, from the combined perspectives of a variety of disciplines. The primary concern is to strengthen interdisciplinary, theory-led research, based on sound language skills as a prerequisite for working with sources in the original languages. The Centre actively contributes to the realisation of Goethe University’s internationalisation strategy.

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