ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 001 The China Problem in Korea
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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Is there a China problem in Korea? The deluge of alarmist headlines in the news would suggest “yes,” and yet the complex historical and cultural contexts behind the headlines remain little understood even by the so-called experts. In this course, we will approach historical relations between the two East Asian countries through the lens of cultural politics. Works of literature and film, television programs, political cartoons and the internet will comprise the primary archive of materials, supplemented by background readings in history and social sciences. The topics to be discussed include: competing national claims over the ancient past, modern transformation of East Asia, the division system surrounding North and South Korea, transnational populations including the ethnic Koreans in China, the ethnic Chinese in Korea, and the Korean-Chinese in Korea, and the anxieties occasioned by Korea’s unique place in a world rapidly being reorganized as Chi-Merica.

ASIAN 380 - Topics in Asian Studies
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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