K50_syllabus_winter_2012_v4

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Unformatted text preview: Korean Civilization Korean 50 (Winter 2012) v.4 Lecturer: Lecture: Office hours: TAs: Jennifer Jung-Kim jungkim@ucla.edu TuTh 12:30-1:45 pm, Humanities A51 Tu 10:30-11:30 in Royce 268B, Th 10:30-11:30 in Rolfe 2336, and by appointment Youme Kim youmekim@ucla.edu 1A: Mon 11:00-11:50, Royce 150 Office hours: Mon 1-3 1B: Mon 12:00-12:50, Royce 148 and by appt., Royce B-02 Hannah Lim hslim@ucla.edu 1C: Wed 11:00-11:50, Pub Aff 2325 Office hours: Wed 2-3, Thurs 11-12, 1D: Wed 12:00-12:50, Royce 148 and by appt., Royce B-02 Tommy Tran jinmunhak@gmail.com 1E: Fri 10:00-10:50, Royce 150 Office hours: Tues 11-12, Fri 12-1, 1F: Fri 11:00-11:50, Pub Aff 2328 and by appt., Royce B-02 Description This survey course examines Korean history and culture from prehistoric times to the present using a framework of looking at different "eras of globalization." We will focus on such issues as the position of Korea in East Asia and the world, the historical development of Korean identity, and the dynamism of contemporary Korean society and culture. We will emphasize the use of primary sources in the study of history. Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to: - recognize and explain basic terms, key figures, and general concepts in Korean history - analyze the major developments of Korean history - discuss and problematize issues in the methodology of Korean studies - read critically to question an author's perspective and main points Website Please refer to our CCLE website regularly for important course-related information. Log on to www.my.ucla.edu and click on the link for our class. You will then have to click the Login link again in the upper right corner to go to the Private Class Website (not Public Information Page) to access course documents. You will also find useful information such as key terms/study guides. Required Readings - Kyung Moon Hwang, A History of Korea (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) - Other works to be placed on electronic reserves on our CCLE site; you are expected to print out, read, and bring the assigned readings to lecture and discussions Grading Policy 25%: Midterm examination 40%: Final exam 10%: Essay on film 1 25%: Participation and discussion section performance REQUIREMENTS Examinations The exams will have True/False, multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay questions. You will be graded on your understanding of historical events as well as the depth of your analysis and ability to answer the questions using clear language. There are no extensions for the midterm or final examinations and any time conflicts must be reported at least 2 weeks in advance. Any medical emergencies must be documented and will be verified. Essay You will have to write an essay (2-3 double-spaced pages) on one of the assigned films, addressing the prompts on the assignment sheet. Your essay must be uploaded to TurnItIn by the deadline, March 1 at 5 pm. TurnItIn compares your assignment against other papers as well as the Internet. Plagiarism will be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. POLICIES Cheating and plagiarism You are required to produce your own work for this course. All class assignments are expected to be original works submitted by individual students. Should a student purchase or other wise acquire a document from a third party (such as TermPaperExample.com) and submit such a document as original work for the class assignment, such action is plagiarism and a violation of the code. If you borrow or buy someone else's work product and pass it off as your own, you are cheating. Neither is permissible under any circumstance. Cheating on examinations will be dealt with strictly and severely. Email communication and course website I will regularly send email to the entire class. You are responsible for checking your email daily, and for responding to messages that require your participation. The course website is a 24/7 resource for our class. Please check it often for announcements, changes to the syllabus, useful links, and continued discussion of pertinent issues. SCHEDULE Readings are listed under the date they are due. Hwang readings refer to the required textbook. The other readings are available on the course website in pdf format. Note that an asterisk * refers to primary sources. Week 1 Tu 1/10 Introduction: Korea, Past, Present, and Future Korean Civilization: The First 498,000 Years Who/what/where/when is Korea? How did the early states develop? - Carter J. Eckert, Korea Old and New, pp 1-23 * David R. McCann, Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), pp 16-17 First Era of Globalization: Buddhism Th 1/12 The Three Kingdoms Period and the First (?) Unification Was Silla the first to unify the Korean peninsula? - Hwang, chs 1, 2, 3 (pp 1-32) 2 Week 1 Discussion Sections * David R. McCann, Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), pp 16-17 Week 2 Tu 1/17 Parhae's Role in Korean History Was Parhae a "Korean" state? - Han Ciu-cheol (Han Kyuch'l ), "The Ethnic Composition of Parhae's Population," in John B. Duncan trans., A New History of Parhae (Bedfordshire, UK: Global Oriental Press, forthcoming) Th 1/19 The Second (?) Unification and the 29 Wives of Wang Kn How did Kory unify the peninsula and ensure its strength? - Hwang, chs 4,5 (pp 33-50) * Wang Kn, "Ten Injunctions," in Peter H. Lee and Wm. Theodore de Bary with Yngho Ch'oe and Hugh H.W. Kang, eds., Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997), pp 154-156 Week 2 Discussion Sections (no sections on M 1/16) * Wang Kn, "Ten Injunctions," in Peter H. Lee and Wm. Theodore de Bary with Yngho Ch'oe and Hugh H.W. Kang, eds., Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1, pp 154-156 Second Era of Globalization: Mongol Empire Week 3 Tu 1/24 Ch'oe House Rule: Advent and Aftermath How did the period of military rule impact Kory and lead to its ultimate demise? - Hwang, ch 6 (pp 51-59) * "The 1170 Military Coup" and "Ch'oe Ch'unghn: The Ten Injunctions" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1, pp 190-196 Third Era of Globalization: Confucianism Th 1/26 Chosn: Founding and Faltering How did Chosn insure political stability for its kings and ruling class? - Hwang, chs 7, 9 (pp 60-70, 80-87) * Excerpts from "Founding the Chosn Dynasty," in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1, pp 271-278 Week 3 Discussion Sections * "The 1170 Military Coup" and "Ch'oe Ch'unghn: The Ten Injunctions" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1, pp 190-196 * Excerpts from "Founding the Chosn Dynasty," in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 1, pp 271-278 Week 4 Tu 1/31 Confucianism and Chosn Society Was there a Chosn transformation of Confucianism or Confucian transformation of Chosn? - Hwang, chs 8, 10 (pp 71-80, 88-98) * Excerpt from "Education" in Yngho Ch'oe, Peter H. Lee, and Wm. Theodore de Bary, eds., Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000) pp 34-43 * Peter Lee, excerpt on Princess Hyegyng, Modern Korean Literature: An Anthology (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990) pp 238-244 3 Fourth Era of Globalization: Western Imperialism Th 2/2 The Opening of Korea How did Chosn become a pawn of international geopolitics? - Hwang, chs 11, 12, 13 (pp 99-128) Week 4 Discussion Sections * Excerpt from "Education" in Yngho Ch'oe, Peter H. Lee, and Wm. Theodore de Bary, eds., Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000) pp 34-43 * Peter Lee, excerpt on Princess Hyegyng, Modern Korean Literature: An Anthology (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990) pp 238-244 Week 5 Tu 2/7 Reform Efforts from Above In what ways did Korean elites try to reform society and politics? - Hwang, chs 14, 15 (pp 129-149) * "Reforms from Above, 1894-1895" and "The Independent and the Independence Club," in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 272-280 Th 2/9 Midterm Examination covers through the Th 2/2 class Week 5 Discussion Sections * "Reforms from Above, 1894-1895" and "The Independent and the Independence Club," in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 272-280 Week 6 Tu 2/14 Colonial Experience I How did the March First Movement precipitate a change in colonial policy? - Hwang, chs 16, 17 (pp 150-171) * "The March First Movement" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 332-339 Th 2/16 Colonial Experience II How did Japanese wartime expansion impact Korea? - Hwang, chs 18, 19 (pp 172-194) * Yi Okpun, "Taken Away at Twelve," in Keith Howard, ed., True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women (London: Cassell, 1995), pp 95-123 Week 6 Discussion Sections * "The March First Movement" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 332-339 * Yi Okpun, "Taken Away at Twelve," in Keith Howard, ed., True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women (London: Cassell, 1995), pp 95-123 Week 7 Tu 2/21 Division and War, 1945-1953 What were the origins of the division of the Korean peninsula? Was the Korean War a civil war or international conflict? - Hwang, chs 20, 21 (pp 195-212) - Optional: Armstrong, ch 1 (pp 1-20) Th 2/23 Authoritarian Regimes under Rhee, Park and Chun How did a strong state impact political stability and economic development? - Hwang, chs 23-24 (pp 225-248) 4 * "Kim Chiha and Protest Against Authoritarian Rule" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 400- 411 Week 7 Discussion Sections (M 2/20 sections do not meet) * "Kim Chiha and Protest Against Authoritarian Rule" in Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 400- 411 Fifth Era of Globalization: Cultural and Economic Globalization Week 8 Tu 2/28 Democratization and Civilian Politics What are some of the diverse ways in which civil society has contributed to South Korea's ongoing democratization process? - Hwang, ch 26 (pp 261-269) * Excerpt from Kim Taejung (Kim Dae-jung), Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 445-451 Th 3/1 Miracle on the Han and Globalization What are the positive and negative consequences of South Korean economic development? - Armstrong, ch 2 (pp 21-56) Essay due to TurnItIn by 5 pm on Fri 3/2. Week 8 Discussion Sections * Excerpt from Kim Taejung (Kim Dae-jung), Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 445-451 Week 9 Tu 3/6 Communist Monarchy in the North How have Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il achieved and maintained political control? - Hwang, chs 22, 25 (pp 213-224, 249-260) Th 3/8 North Korean Crisis: Continuity and Change Has North Korean policy changed in the past decade, or is it just the outside players who keep changing? - Han S. Park, "Military-First Politics (Songun): Understanding Kim Jong-il's North Korea," Academic Paper Series on Korea 1 (Washington, DC: Korea Economic Institute, 2008) pp 118-130 Week 9 Discussion Sections * 1972 and 1992 agreements, Sources of Korean Tradition, vol 2, pp 426-430 Week 10 Tu 3/13 Prospects for the Third (?) Unification Who/what/where/when is Korea? Where is Korea headed? Is unification possible? - Koo Kab-Woo, "Towards a Working Peace System on the Korean Peninsula: A Perspective on the Theory of Peace States," Korea Journal 51.6 (Summer 2011): 105-129 - Hwang, ch 27 (pp 270-280) - Armstrong, ch 4 (pp 89-120) Th 3/15 TBA Week 10 Discussion Sections TBA Tu 3/20, 11:30 am-2:30 pm Final Exam No extensions permitted. Time conflicts must be reported at least 2 weeks in advance. 5 ...
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