The Two Koreas, 1945-Present

EAST 1951D S01 [CRN: 26298]

This seminar examines the Cold War in North and South Korea through literature, music, and film. How do aesthetic works explore this historical trauma and ideological rift? Beginning with the major historical writings on the formation of two Koreas, we will look at shifting cultural discourses in postwar East Asia through key junctures. In particular, we will focus on Korean responses to the legacy of Japanese colonialism, industries of popular culture, and memories of ideological war. In the study of Cold War divisions, we will also explore the possibilities of inter-cultural dialogues and regional reintegration.
Spring 2018
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16:00 - 18:30 Tue - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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