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DHP P275: North Korean State and Society

Course Description

North Korea is the world world's last major hermit society. Since the division of the Korean peninsula in 1945, South Korea has developed into one of the largest trading nations in the world with a vibrant democratic polity, while North Korea has descended into a perpetually aid-dependent state that maintains domestic control through the deification of the ruling family and operation of extensive political prisoner concentration camps. What does the future hold for North Korea? Emphasis on the Kim family continuum, strategy of brinkmanship, human rights, nuclear politics, and the implications of regime preservation or collapse.

Course faculty: Sung-Yoon Lee
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2020

Faculty: Sung-Yoon Lee
Room: Mugar 200
Day(s): Monday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SIS number: 24340

Final Exam

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Spring 2021

Faculty: Sung-Yoon Lee
Room: Mugar 200
Day(s): Monday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details