Global Hotspots:“The Unexpected Origins of the Division of Korea: How Korea Was Divided and Why It Matters”

  • December 06, 2019
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715


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About the event

Historian David Fields will speak on how the division of Korea was much more than a last-minute decision taken by two colonels in August 1945. Instead, it happened in a much longer sequence of events that has its origin in the 19th century — in an obscure treaty — and in Americans’ belief in their own exceptionalism. Fields will discuss his new book on the origins of the division of Korea and how this history shapes events on the Korean peninsula today.

Speaker

David Fields MA’09, PhD’17, associate director, UW–Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies

About the speaker

Fields is the author of Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea and the editor of The Diary of Syngman Rhee, 1904–34, 1944. He has been published in the Washington Post, North Korea Review, and the Journal of American-East Asian Relations, and on SinoNK.com.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register today to hear from a UW–Madison expert on this timely topic!

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at joe.damato@supportuw.org or 1-608-308-5537.


PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

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