Manuscript Review for Jooyoung Lee

Making Democracy Korean: American Ideals and South Korean State-Building, 1919-1960

Date:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Description:

Jooyoung Lee is an Academy of Korean Studies and 2012-2013 USC KSI postdoctoral scholar (Ph.D. in History from Brown University).

In his manuscript, Making Democracy Korean: American Ideals and South Korean State-Building, 1919-1960, he argues that Koreans themselves were never passive receivers of American democratic ideas, but rather actively accepted, transformed, and/or rejected them. Korean democratization was shaped by competition and compromise among various Korean political groups who utilized not only American ideas but also their own traditional notions in diverse ways.

Manuscript discussants include Emily Rosenberg, Professor of History at UC Irvine, and Gi-Wook Shin, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Korean Studies Program at Stanford University.

Graduate students and faculty from USC are welcome to attend. All attendees must read the manuscript prior to the event. To secure your spot and request a copy of the manuscript, please RSVP to ksi@usc.edu by Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Location:

Ahn House/ USC Korean Studies Institute
809 West 34th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0142

Schedule:

2 - 5 PM

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