Modern Korean History through Film

HSTAS 214
  • Quarters: Autumn
  • General Education Requirements: I&S
  • Instructors: Hwasook Nam

Analyzes South and North Korean films as well as films produced when Korea was a Japanese colony (1910-1945) as historical documents on Korean history, society, and culture during the twentieth century. Through films and other cultural products, it examines processes of nation-building in Korea, paying special attention to formations of gender, class, and national identities.