ASIAN 2218

ASIAN 2218

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course provides a chronological survey of Korean culture and history from ancient times to the present. We will examine major historical time periods and cultural forms of the Korean peninsula, with a focus on the Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910) and the twentieth century. The course is designed to give students an overview of the transformations of Korean civilization in the context of the East Asian cultural sphere and globalization. We will engage with a wide range of texts and various media across time periods, including films, primary historical sources in translation, literature, and music videos. Key themes and topics of the course include the formation of South and North Korea's identities, the rise of Neo-Confucianism, Japanese colonization and postcolonialism, the construction and performance of gender, the Korean War and postwar reconstruction, environmental degradation, and developments in popular culture.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (GE)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7417 ASIAN 2218   LEC 001

    • MW Uris Hall 202
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Yi, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7703 ASIAN 2218   DIS 201

    • F Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Yi, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7704 ASIAN 2218   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Yi, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person