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Instructor Info:Lili Kim
Office Extension x5393
TA Info:Kamika Bennett
Term: 2014F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
Description: This first-year tutorial course engages students in reading, analyzing, researching, and writing history. In particular, this course examines the history of Koreans in the United States and beyond beginning in 1903 when the first-wave of Koreans arrived in Hawai'i as sugar plantation laborers. We will examine the history of Korean immigration to the United States in the context of larger global labor migrations. The topics we will consider include racialization of Korean immigrants against the backdrop of Anti-Asian movement in California, Japanese colonization of Korea and its impact on the development of Korean American nationalism, changing dynamics of gender and family relations in Korean American communities, the Korean War and the legacies of U. S. militarism in Korea, the post-1965 "new" wave of Korean immigrants, Asian American movement, Sa-I-Gu (the 1992 Los Angeles Koreatown racial unrest), and the myth of model minority. The focus will be on the transnational linkages between Korea and the United States and the connections between U.S. foreign policies and domestic issues that influenced the lives and experiences of Korean Americans. Paying particular attention to personal narratives through Korean American autobiographical and biographical writing, art, novels, and films, we will examine issues of historical imagination, empathy, and agency.