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The Koreas: Korean War to the 21st Century

Times: T/TH, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT, 12:00 - 1:15 PM ET

Instructor: Charles Kim (

Hosting University: University of Wisconsin

Description:  In this course we will analyze the Cold War not only as a geopolitical event, but also as a historical period marked by specific cultural and artistic forms. We focus on the Korean peninsula, looking closely at the literary and film cultures of both South Korea and North Korea. We discuss how the global conflict between U.S.-centered and Soviet-centered societies affected the politics, culture, and geography of Korea between 1945 and 1989, treating the division of Korea as an exemplary case extending from the origins of the Cold War to the present.

Participating Universities: University of Maryland & University of Minnesota