HIST233 - KOREA IN AGE OF EMPIRES

Description: 
This seminar reflects on international relations and human agency by considering the case of Korea from 1864 to 1945. During this period, Korea, an independent East Asian kingdom with a long history, had no choice but to deal with the forces of imperialism, as one major power after another sought to impose unequal treaties on Korea. While making significant progress with an effort to build a modern nation-state and even declaring itself an empire in 1897, in 1910 Korea became a colony of Japan, which by then had defeated one rival after another while securing support from key powers such as the United States and the Great Britain. Korea’s plight as a colony of Japan, the last country to use “empire” as a part of its official name, provides much material for discussing what modernity means for the majority of humanity which experienced colonial rule until the mid-twentieth century. Fulfills History major and minor’s East/South Asia, research (R), and seminar requirements as well as counting as a Diplomatic History Concentration course.
Instructors: 
PARK, EUGENE
Day and Time: 
M 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311A

Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
  • EALC141402
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