Special Topics: Modern Perspectives on Ancient Korea
ASIANST 150.4 Special Topics: Modern Perspectives on Ancient Korea
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
Time/Location: MWF 2-3PM, 200 WHEELER
Final Exam Group: 6: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 11:30-2:30PM
Instructor: Jack Davey
This course examines social development on the Korean peninsula from prehistoric times to the 10th century AD in order to look closely at how the remote past shapes notions of Korean identity and how it has been understood by various intellectual and political groups in modern times. We will explore topics such as the relationship between ancient mythology and North Korean propaganda, why Iron Age kingdoms still cause diplomatic incidents between China, Korea, and Japan, the reason the first modern historians saw the Bronze Age as a source of national identity, and more.
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