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Regional and Topical Surveys

HIST 121 Korean History after 1864


Taught as schedule allows (consult the Course Directory)

An examination of Korean society and culture in tumultuous transition, focusing on challenges for the Chos┼Ćn Dynasty and its reform effort, pressures imperialism, impact of Japanese colonial rule, conflict between two rival regimes, South Korea's emergence as a major player in the international political economy, some salient features of the totalitarian North Korean regime, triumph of democracy, and Korea's place in the world.

Course Syllabus (PDF)