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Unformatted text preview: technically, korea as a nation has only existed since the 1900s, right?)-what kinds of change are there? Bottom-up, top-down, ideologically built up change, change without anybody knowing about it. NATIONAL VERSUS REGIONAL/GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES-KOREAN HISTORY, REGIONAL HISTORY, WORLD HISTORY. THE PROBLEM OF SCALE GENERALLY-in how one looks at history, scale sometimes matters-the dominance of the nation as lens or frame (e.g. introduction to the history and culture of korea)-this course will focus on korea BUT you cant keep a laser-like focus on korea otherwise youll miss some of the other global connections (ie. Did you know that the ever-popular chili peppers actually came from the new world?)...
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- Fall '08