Controversies in Contemporary Korea

Controversies in Contemporary Korea

Course Number: ASIAN 376 (U-M), HISTORY 3194 (OSU), ASN 291 (MSU)

Times: Tuesday 4:00-7:00

Instructor: Juhn Ahn

This course examines four contemporary controversies in Korea (South and North) in
order to provide a broad understanding of the very recent history of the birthplace of the
“Korean Wave” and the “Miracle of the Han River”: (1) comfort women, Japanese history
textbook controversy, and Dokdo; (2) globalization, economic growth, and the Korean
Wave (Hallyu); (3) North Korea and the Axis of Evil; (4) education fever in South Korea.

Hosting University: University of Michigan

Participating Universities: Michigan State University, Ohio State University

Academic Calendar: Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus' academic calendar.