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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HIST 4635 - Korea at the Center

This seminar course will cover the history of modern Korea and its place in the wider world. The experience of modernity was an exceptionally fractured one in the Korean case: the twentieth century brought extremely rapid industrialization, but also colonization and the division of the country that persists until today. The “at the center” of the course title has a dual connotation here. It signifies Korea’s importance in regional and even global histories of the twentieth century; at the same time it stresses the need to put Koreans central in this story, instead of treating the peninsula as merely the geographic location where outside actors clash.

Prerequisite: HIST 1112