Modern Korean History

EALC-E 342 — Fall 2020

CedarBough Saeji
Woodburn Hall 004
Days and Times
MW 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Course Description

This course covers Korean history primarily from the opening of Korea in the late 19th century to the democratization of Korea in the late 20th century. Major topics to be dealt with in this course include the late 19th century reform movement, Japanese colonial rule, the Korean independence movement, the emergence of two rival regimes after 1945, the Korean War, the presidency of Syngman Rhee, Park Chung Hee, and Chun Doohwan, and the Minjung Movement. Special units will hone in on Korean women's history (including the comfort women), the modern history of North Korea, the evolution of press freedom, and historical memory through Korean War films.

Keywords: Modern Korean history, Japanese colonization, Joseon, democratization of Korea, North Korea,

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