This unit aims to introduce some of the major issues in the history of Korea in the late 19th century and the last century. Topics include contradictions of the late Choson dynasty society; opening of Korea to the West and Japan and the attendant wave of reforms and rebellions; Japan's colonial rule; Korea's fight for freedom; liberation and division of Korea in 1945 and the subsequent process of nation-building in the two Koreas.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%)
12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table AProhibitions