Researching the Korean War

By Professor Kathryn Weathersby, published 6th September 2019

In this podcast, Professor Kathryn Weathersby (Korean University), discusses researching the Korean War.

This podcast was produced as part of the Korean War Teacher Fellowship programme, and the Historical Association is delighted to be working with the World History Digital Education Foundation sponsored by the Korea Foundation on this programme as part of a wider international project designed to educate teachers, students and the general public about Korean history. See also our podcast on The Chinese intervention in the Korean War.

1. What source material do you use for researching the Korean War?
2. Why was the Korean War prolonged between 1951-3?
3. What was the North Korean reaction to the prolonged war?
4. Was the Korean War a Civil War or International War?
5. Under explored aspects of the war.
6. Historiography.
7. Issues that your students find difficult.
8. The No Gun Ri Massacre.

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