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Sehoon Baek

Naperville North High SchoolClass of 2022Naperville, Illinois



  • "Nuestra Historia (Our Story): Korea in the Rise and Fall of Japan, 1853~present" with mentor Jonathan (Aug. 18, 2021)

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Nuestra Historia (Our Story): Korea in the Rise and Fall of Japan, 1853~present

Started Mar. 19, 2021

Abstract or project description

Sammy's project addresses the history of the Korean peninsula during the Japanese occupation. Through a series of essays, Sammy traces the origins and expansion of Japan's colonial empire and goes on to explore the experience of Korean people under Japanese rule. The project also deals with the aftermath and legacy of the Japanese occupation, as battles over historical narratives and controversies over wartime atrocities continue to erupt in scholarly circles and public discourse. The project is, in some sense, a work of public history, as the issues and events Sammy addresses in his work are typically left out of American discourse on World War II and colonialism. The essays will ultimately be published as a series of blog posts.