Dr Steven Lee, Professor of History at UBC, will talk about the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953, and was fought between North Korea and South Korea and, by extension, between the mid-twentieth century's great superpowers: the Soviet Union and the United States. With 4 million military and civilian casualties, the Korean War was one of the bloodiest armed conflicts in history, and yet it is a war that most of the general public has forgotten. Dr Lee will talk about why this is.
Steven Lee is an Associate Professor of History at UBC. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Oxord in 1991 and joined the UBC Department of History in 1993. He works on international relations, particularly the history of the Cold War and US-Korea relations. He published Outposts of Empire (McGill-Queens) in 1996, The Korean War (Longman) in 2001, and co-edited Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea (Routledge, 2006), with Chang Yunshik. He teaches courses on Twentieth Century Global History, Twentieth Century Korea, and the International Relations of the Great Powers. He is currently writing a book on twentieth century global history for Blackwell publishers.
<h2>The Korean War – About the Forgotten War</h2>
Wednesday, October 26, 2011- 7 pm –
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch (Alma Van Dusen Room) FREE ADMISSION! Value-added event of Falling In Time
*made possible by the generous assistance of the City of Vancouver’s 125 Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.