It aims to position itself nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutions in the field. At the four departments of the AOI, research is carried out on the languages, literatures, religions and philosophies, the history, society, politics and economics of China, India, the Islamic world and Japan in the past and present. Our research employs methods and theories from cultural studies as well as from the social sciences. All research is based on expertise in the original languages, which allows the philological study of original texts, fieldwork studies in contemporary contexts, as well as direct access to and participation in academic debates taking place in Asia and the Orient. Teaching focuses on the acquisition of language skills at an academic level including historical forms of languages as well as on comprehensive area-specific knowledge in culture, economics, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and society BA-level.
Why Do We Say "Asian American" Not "Oriental"? | Season 1 Episode 35 | Origin of Everything | PBS
Top definition. Politically incorrect term used in place of "Asian. Correct usage: There's an Oriental rug store on Derbe Drive. Incorrect usage: Is that dude oriental? Oriental unknown. It refers to anything or anyone from the "East". Later on ancient China was found to be more than a myth and so the previous " Orient " became known as the "Near" or "Middle" East and East Asia was now tagged as the "Orient" or the "Far East".
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