New Course - Rise of Modern Korea
Visiting Guest Professor, Prof. Boduerae Kwon, will be offering a new and important course in the Spring quarter.
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The Rise of Modern
Instructor: Visiting Scholar Boduerae Kwon
Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:15 pm
The aim of this course is to understand the rise of modern
In addition to social and political changes which may be more readily apparent, Koreans experienced, under the sign of modernity, profound transformations in every sphere of life. After providing an overview of the political history of the period and nationalist discourses that were dominant during this time, the course will move on to key topics in cultural history, such as changing conceptions of the body, trends in fashion, attitudes toward love and marriage, and the question of subjectivity. We will look at a wide variety of texts including memorials, newspaper articles, and literary works, in addition to visual media such as maps, advertisements, photographs and illustrations.
About the Instructor: Boduerae Kwon is a visiting scholar from
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Department of Asian Languages and Cultures