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The Korean War: Causes, Course and Consequences

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The Korean War is often described as “the forgotten war.” At a time of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, however, it behooves us to remember both the military struggle and its consequences. The war witnessed one of America’s greatest victories, one of its worst defeats, and the most memorable clash between civil and military authority in American history. In Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea (W. W. Norton & Co., 2014), Sheila Miyoshi Jager, professor of East Asian studies at Oberlin College, examines the causes, course, and consequences of this never-ended struggle for control of the Korean Peninsula. She places this struggle within the larger context of the struggle between China, Russia, and the U.S. for power in East Asia. More than a war history, Brothers at War carries the story of the two Koreas through the Cold War, as a homogenous people evolved into two radically different societies — a vibrant economic powerhouse in the South, and a nuclear-armed dynastic totalitarian tyranny in the North. Join us for a timely look at a Cold War conflict that never ended, and continues to threaten us today.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ann Rusnak2.Les Reiter3.James Smith 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/6/2018 - 6/5/2018 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map James Smith  ; Les Reiter  ; Ann Rusnak  ClassRoom