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Japanese Colonial Rule in Korea

07.06.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30

This Special Lecture Series is designed to deepen the themes of Korean History involved in historical and cultural sites in Kwangju and near area. It is for participants of FU-IKS Summer School 2023 as well as for general audience interested in this topic.

KEC Summer School Special Lecture Series 2023 - Prof. Dr. Michael Kim

KEC Summer School Special Lecture Series 2023 - Prof. Dr. Michael Kim

"Japanese Colonial Rule in Korea"

Japan established a protectorate in 1905 and annexed Korea in 1910. The colonial occupation officially lasted until the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima precipitated the end of World War II on August 15, 1945. The history of the colonial period involved intricate dynamics between the Government-General of Korea and Korean society. The lecture covers topics such as the political history, the legal system, censorship, and the colonial policies that transformed the colony during 35 years of formal Japanese colonial rule.


Prof. Dr. Michael Kim (Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea)

Michael Kim received an A.B. in History with honors and Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Korean history from Harvard University's East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department. His specialty is colonial Korean history, particularly in print culture, migration, wartime mobilization and everyday life. He has published over thirty articles, translations and book chapters on various topics in Korean history. His recent publications include “The brassware industry and the salvage campaigns of wartime colonial Korea” in Business History (2022) and “Staging Images of Everyday Life in Late Colonial Korea: Colonial Visuality and the Proliferation of Amateur Photography” in Asian Studies Review (2021).

Registration: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/weblink/register/rd6a2a646380274e66471a94fe3da915d

Zeit & Ort

07.06.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30

Online: Webex

Weitere Informationen

Dr. Hyondok Choe (hyondok.choe[at]fu-berlin.de)