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Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures (SDAC) is an interdisciplinary study programme in cultural studies with an emphasis on East Asian societies. It allows the students to acquire profound academic and methodological knowledge, as well as additional key skills regarding decision-making processes in East Asia.
The MA degree program requires a BA degree of variable disciplinary orientation. This non-consecutive Master’s program draws from the fields of anthropology, philosophy, political science, economics, history, and Chinese studies. In addition to core courses, students have the possibility to further shape their curriculum around linguistic-cultural, comparative-philosophical, or economical & political academic focuses.
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  • SDAC Lecture on July 2nd
    This week we are excited to welcome Prof. Salma Waheedi from Haward Law school for a talk about the Shari’a and Women’s Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World.

    The lecture takes place this Thursday, 02.07.2020, and, as usual, guests are very welcome. Please register...

  • SDAC Lecture on June 25th
    The SDAC is excited to welcome another guest lecturer this week.
    Dr. Alicia Izharuddin (Harvard Divinity/ will speak on "After the Hijab: Sartorial Decision-Making and Liminal Embodiment".

     

     

  • SDAC Lectures on June 4th
    The SDAC is excited to welcome two guest lecturers this week.
    Dr. Gunnar Stange (University of Vienna) will speak on "Internal Displacement and Livelihood Recovery: Three Case Studies from Southeast Asia" and
    Prof. Andrew Harding (University of Singapure) will hold a tal...

  • As required by the program, SDAC students of the second cohort spent the winter semester 19/20 at the European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS) at Peking University.
    While they are back from China and busy with their Master Theses, we asked them to write recaps on their experiences in Beijing.
    We...

 

 

SDAC Lecture on July 2nd This week we are excited to welcome Prof. Salma Waheedi from Haward Law school for a talk about the Shari’a and Women’s Rights Advocacy in the Muslim World. The lecture takes place this Thursday, 02.07.2020, and, as usual, guests are very welcome. Please register...

SDAC Lecture on June 25th The SDAC is excited to welcome another guest lecturer this week. Dr. Alicia Izharuddin (Harvard Divinity/ will speak on "After the Hijab: Sartorial Decision-Making and Liminal Embodiment".    

SDAC Lectures on June 4th The SDAC is excited to welcome two guest lecturers this week. Dr. Gunnar Stange (University of Vienna) will speak on "Internal Displacement and Livelihood Recovery: Three Case Studies from Southeast Asia" and Prof. Andrew Harding (University of Singapure) will hold a tal...

As required by the program, SDAC students of the second cohort spent the winter semester 19/20 at the European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS) at Peking University. While they are back from China and busy with their Master Theses, we asked them to write recaps on their experiences in Beijing. We...

SDAC Lecture Series Summer 2020 Our Guest Lecture Series program for summer 2020 is out! Academics from across the world representing various disciplines will discuss cutting-edge research related to the socio-culturally oriented study of decision-making with our SDAC students. SDAC Lecture progr...