Clark W. Sorensen
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"Spaces of Possibility" is a new graduate seminar designed to aid students in formulating new research projects, or extending existing ones, on the social and cultural conditions in Japan and Korea at the end of the twentieth and early 21st centuries. The course will encourage projects that are cross-national, comparative and collaborative. The seminar is divided into three sections: Intertwined Contexts of Colonial Modernity and Postwar Modernization in Japan and Korea; Collaborative Fieldwork Projects: Spaces of the Colonial Present(s) and Regional Identities, Economic Inequalities and Performance. One of the goals of this seminar is to demonstrate how collaborative work opens up new “spaces of possibility” for understandings of the past, present and the past in the present, beyond what is possible in a single country project or course.
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