HISTORICISM VS - technically korea as a nation has only...

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HISTORICISM VS. PRESENTISM - WHAT IS IT TO BE “HISTORICAL”? “THE PAST AS IT REALLY WAS,” THE PAST IN RELATION TO THE PRESENT. - on one hand it might be easy to just look at history, but the reason that we should have an interest in some events but not others is affected by what happened afterwards. (dissect the past but with the conscious of “how does history remain important in the present”?) - think of it as 2 perspectives you can have. Is it “just history” or does it affect the current? CONTINUITY VS. CHANGE - THE CASE OF “THE NATION”: PRIMORDIALIST VERSUS MODERNIST APPROACHES. ALSO, KINDS OR SHAPES OF CHANGE: TOP-DOWN, BOTTOM- UP, ETC. - e.g - primordialist (way back in time where some ethnic group TECHNICALLY arose) vs. modernist understandings (nations technically only developed 100 years ago. So
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Unformatted text preview: technically, korea as a nation has only existed since the 1900’s, 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 can’t keep a laser-like focus on korea otherwise you’ll 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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