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Introduction to Korean History

Course Number: EALC 199, HIST 108, KOR 197 (UW); ALL 3920 (UMN); History 3435 (OSU)

Times: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00-11:50pm (CT) Discussion Sections on Fridays

Instructor: Charles Kim, PhD,

Korea has a long and rich history that provides a unique vantage point for understanding major processes in East Asia and the world. This course explores Korean history from the fourteenth century to the present. The first part of the course delves into key topics from the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392-1910), including Confucianization and the evolution of national identity. The second part focuses on politics, culture, and society under Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945). The final part turns to the contemporary era (1945 to present) to shed light on national division, social movements, gender relations, and popular culture in South Korea and North Korea.

Hosting University: University of Wisconsin

Participating Universities: University of Minnesota; Ohio State University

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.