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Korean History, 1945 to Present

Course Number: History 335 (UW); KOR 498 sec. 004 (PSU); HIS 3436 (OSU)

Times: Mon/Wed 2:30 – 3:45PM (CT), 3:30 – 4:45PM (ET)

Instructor: Charles Kim

Ever since the establishment of two Korean nation-states after the end of World War II, North Korea and South Korea have been part and parcel of key trends and phenomena in East Asia and the world.   As such, the post-1945 history of Korea has been shot through with transformations, dynamism, conflicts, triumphs, and, most of all, the unexpected.  This course explores the politics, society, and culture of the two Koreas.  Key topics include national division and the Korean War, the Cold War, memory, protest, popular culture, and globalization.

Hosting University: University of Wisconsin

Participating Universities: Penn State University, The Ohio State University

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