ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 004 Korea and the Japanese Empire
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to examine the history of colonialism and modernization in Korea beginning from the turn of the century when Western imperialism brought about a restructuring of the regional order and the eventual annexation of Korea by Japan. We will look into the changing world views toward the West and East Asia and the new understanding of the self within the context of the Japanese Empire and its colonial rule in Korea (1910-1945). We will discuss the role of global/colonial capitalism in sustaining the colonial structure of power, as well as in producing the material conditions for urbanization, cultural developments, and northward migration to Manchuria. In a close look into the identity formation among Koreans within this context, we will explore the notions of gender, race, ethnicity, and nation, and their further implications in shaping postcolonial debates on history and memory. Our goal is not only to rethink the immediate relationship between Japan and Korea, but also to re-trace the path of transmission and translation of global trends in the colonial context of Korea. No prior knowledge of Korean history or language is required, and students will be evaluated based on class participation, weekly postings, and two papers.

ASIAN 280 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
45180
Open
9
 
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002 (SEM)
P
45181
Open
7
 
-
 
003 (SEM)
P
48023
Open
13
 
-
 
004 (SEM)
P
48168
Open
9
 
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ISBN: 188544527X
Yi kwang-su and modern Korean literature, Muj?ng, Author: Ann Sung-hi Lee, Publisher: East Asia Program, Cornell Univ. 2005
Required
ISBN: 097785762X
Three generations, Author: by Yom Sang-seop ; translated from the Korean by Yu Young-nan ; afterword by Kim Chie-sou., Publisher: Archipelago Books 1st ed. 2005
Required
ISBN: 0520252888
The politics of gender in colonial Korea : education, labor, and health, 1910-1945, Author: Theodore Jun Yoo., Publisher: University of California Press 2008
Required
ISBN: 0801472709
Under the black umbrella : voices from colonial Korea, 1910-1945, Author: Hildi Kang., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2005
Required
ISBN: 0231141769
Troubled apologies among Japan, Korea, and the United States, Author: Alexis Dudden., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2008
Required
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