Class Apps: Korean History

There is currently one video presentation under this category:

Japan-Korea: Histories that Bind. Japan and South Korea are neighbors whose cooperation in the 21st century is vital. Yet this bi-national relationship is challenged by complex, intertwined, often violent, and contested histories. Historian Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut, traces the ways in which these two countries have been tied together and torn apart through the 20th century and argues that acknowledging history and learning from it will be essential if these two nations are to move forward. She discusses the current controversy over Comfort Women and briefly considers North Korea.

Korea Goes Global, Part 1. Political scientist Tony Robinson introduces the fastest modernization/industrialization project in world history. He explains “state-led industrial development” and export-oriented economics, describing the collaboration of South Korean government, chaebols, and labor in the 1960s-1990s.