ASIAN 249 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is a survey of Korean history and culture from earliest times to the present. From foundation myths detailing miraculous births of ancient kings to latest examples of cultural production in the age of digital media, we will examine texts that give us glimpses of how Korea has developed as a nation over thousands of years. In addition to highlighting major events in Korea’s dynastic and national past, particular attention will be paid to everyday practices that shaped the lives of elites and commoners, and the rich tradition of storytelling that helped Koreans make sense of the world as well as their places within it. Developing familiarity with a wide range of sources spanning political, philosophical, economic, religious, and artistic realms, we will visit competing interpretations of Korean history, and think through the different ways that different disciplines construct Korean civilization as an object of study.

ASIAN 249 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students who choose either 002 or 003 (DIS) will automatically be enrolled in 001 (LEC).
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ISBN: 9780962771309
Korea, old and new : a history, Publisher: Published for the Korea Institute, Harvard University by Ilchokak 1990
ISBN: 0231120311
Sources of Korean tradition. from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, Author: ed. by Yong-ho Ch'Oe, Peter H. Lee and Wm. Theodore de Bary., Publisher: Columbia university press Ed. en ang 2000
ISBN: 0231105673
Sources of Korean tradition, Author: edited by Peter H. Lee and Wm. Theodore de Bary, with Yongho Ch'oe and Hugh H. W. Kang., Publisher: Columbia University Press 1997
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