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Korea and Japan: The Lingering Legacy of Colonial Domination (1910-1945)

This course will provide an overview of relations between Korea and Japan from the third quarter of the 19th century though the mid-20th century with special emphasis on the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) and its persistent legacy into the 21st century. Topics will include Japanese meddling in Korean affairs in the late 19th century; Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese rivalries over the peninsula; the role of foreign governments, e.g., US and UK, in facilitating Japanese influence on the peninsula; the response of Christian missionaries and the Protestant church to Japanese encrouchment; and, in greatest depth, the three subperiods of Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) and their short- and long-term effects.    

Instructor Bio:

Ron Dimberg received his doctorate in East Asian studies from Columbia University. He joined the UVA Department of History in 1968 and taught East Asian history through the fall of 2015, the final three and a half years as adjunct, following retirement in the spring of 2012. His initial concentration was premodern China but shifted to Korea in the 1990s.

Recommended Reading:

Kim, Eugenia. The Calligrapher's Daughter, 2010. Lee, HeLie. Still Life With Rice, 1997. Schmid, Andre. Korea Between Empires 1895-1919, 2002.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A402 Ronald Dimberg Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Th 10:00-11:30 a.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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