Hwasook Nam : Areas of Graduate Study

Division: Asia--Pre-History to the Present

Students preparing a field in modern Korean history will consider the social, cultural, political, and gender history of Korea in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the colonial period and post-WWII nation building.

Division: Comparative History (Comparative Colonialisms)*

Students preparing a field in Comparative Colonialisms with Professor Nam will focus on Western, Chinese, and Japanese imperialisms and colonial practices in Korea and in other parts of Asia (Manchuria, in particular) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and their relations to the rise of modern nation states and ethnic nationalism in North and South Korea.

*Students may not offer a field in the Comparative History division as a first field.