Modern Korean History: A Conversation with Three Historians

Carter J Eckert (panelist), Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University
Michael Robinson (panelist) , Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University
Tae Gyun Park (panelist), Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University
Yumi Moon (moderator), Assistant Professor, Dept. of History at Stanford University


The 1950s, the period between the catastrophic Korean War (1950-1953) and Korea’s ambitious industrialization in the 1960s and 70s, has remained relatively "neglected" among historians of modern Korea. The guest speakers will present their studies on this era’s culture, intellectual climate, and politics; and discuss colonial legacy, cold war, and reconstruction in the wake of the Korean War.

Monday, June 10, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor