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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2005

ANT 324L • Two Koreas & the U.S.-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
27760 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 420
Oppenheim

Course Description

Drawing on history, anthropology, and political science, this seminar will focus on the relationship between North and South Korea, and between the Koreas and the United States, since 1945. This is thus also a course in thinking about, and across, borders. Can we understand North Korea? What social, cultural, and political effects does Korean division have? How have important events like the Korean War been seen by different groups? How has the Korean situation had an effect within postwar histories of the Cold War, American global power, and nuclear arms?

Texts

Bruce Cumings, The Origins of the Korean War (vol. 1). Sergei N. Goncharov, John W. Lewis, and Xue Litai, Uncertain Partners: Stalin, Mao, and the Korean War. Jung-en Woo, Race to the Swift. Choong Soon Kim, Faithful Endurance: An Ethnography of Korean Family Dispersal. Paik Nak-chung, “South Korea: Unification and the Democratic Challenge.” Roy Richard Grinker, Korea and Its Futures: Unification and the Unfinished War. Charles N. Armstrong, The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950. Linda Lewis, Laying Claim to the Memory of May. Ji-Yeon Yuh, Beyond the Shadow of Camptown: Korean Military Brides in America

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