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					Modern History of Korea (SS 2010)
Instructor: Dr. Yonson Ahn
Class meeting: Lecture Friday 10.00-12.00, Neue Mensa 118 (Commencing on May 20,
2010
Please note that this course involves one block seminar session on Saturday June 5,
2010

Contact details: Office: Room 920 b, Juridicum

Office hour: Wednesday 16:00 -17:00 and by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course traces modern Korean history from the late-Chosŏn period through the first
half of the twenty-first century (1850 - 1953). The early part of this period is defined by
Korea’s struggle to meet international challenges while preserving its traditional
institutions. Failure to accomplish this resulted in the Korean peninsula’s incorporation
into the Japanese empire. Following liberation Korea faced the challenges of national
division and civil war. Understanding these themes, this course aims to provide
overviews of various trends throughout the modern history of Korea. The broad scope is
designed to introduce some of the central developments and problems in Korea’s modern
past. Lectures and discussions review both the political changes of Korea and social and
cultural contexts of political transitions.

This course is taught in English and in German: both languages can be used for
discussions and essay.

				
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