Korea -- An Indomitable Spirit -- Prof. John McKinstry
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00pm - `3:00pm
French Hospital Copeland Educational Pavillion
$5 for LLCC members, $10 for non-members
Join Professor John McKinstry as he takes you for a short ride through an eventful Korean experience from around 1000 A.D. to the present. The journey includes insights into:
The Korean consciousness of who they are, of how they differ from other groups around them, their cultural and historical identity as a separate and unique people, has long endured against heavy odds. Korea, wedged as it is between powerful forces that have many times tried to obliterate it, has maintained a strong and proud sense of cultural continuity for well over a thousand years.
The Koreans were dominated for hundreds of years by medieval China, invaded by the Mongol hordes, conquered by the Manchus, colonized for half a century by a modernized Japan, but through all that an indomitable spirit prevailed, and Koreans remained Koreans in every way.
Korea was eventually divided into two enemy nations, surviving a vicious civil war with both sides continuing as they always have, resistance to destruction and assimilation, preserving and modifying a completely distinct and viable cultural system.
John McKinstry, professor of sociology and Asian studies Cal Poly 1968-2014. Recipient of three teaching Fulbright teaching awards to Japan, China and Bulgaria. Author and co-author of several books about Asian societies.
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