Silent Voices: Wartime Views on the Future of Post-Liberation Korea

March 4, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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The Center for Korean Studies presents a colloquium titled "Silent Voices: The Wartime Views of George McCune and Andrew Grajdanzev for Post-Liberation Korea." The speaker will be Mark E. Caprio, professor of Korean history at Rikkyo University.

The failure of the U.S. occupation of southern Korea (1945–1948) is often considered a result of a lack of wartime preparation for Korea's post-liberation trusteeship. Policies for the three-year occupation are said to have been hastily determined with little thought of the peninsula's future. Archival documents suggest otherwise. Caprio will discuss two experts who contributed substantial reports on the circumstances facing the Korean peninsula, George M. McCune and Andrew Grajdanzev. He will also explore the factors that intervened to separate the optimism found in wartime reports and the realism that defined U.S. occupation policy in southern Korea.

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