ASIA 3386: Asian Century: Modern Korea

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This interdisciplinary study of modern Korean society addresses the economic, social, and cultural transformation of modern and contemporary Korea. The focus of this course is continuity and change in Korean society and people. Students examine the transformation of Korea from a traditional Confucian state into an industrial nation, the rise of nationalism and modern ideologies in Korea, and the cultural, social, and economic changes Korea has undergone as it has entered the modern world. In particular, students study the two rival paths of modernization on the Korean peninsula - the capitalist in the South and the communist in the North. Students study the development of the South Korean "economic miracle," the factors shaping its political economy and its integration into the global economy.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 15 credits, equivalent to 5 courses.

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