On Wednesday, Donald trump will begin his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two are meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, to continue talks over ending North Korea’s nuclear program.
On this edition of Evolution 107.9’s For the Record we spoke to Donald Baker. Dr. Baker is a professor of Korean history and civilization in the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies department. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Korean history and thought.
In addition, he teaches a graduate seminar on the reproduction of historical trauma in Asia, in which he leads graduate students in an examination of how traumatic events in Asia in the 20th century, such as the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the bombing of Hiroshima, partition of India, China’s Cultural Revolution, and the killing fields of Cambodia have been reproduced in eyewitness accounts, historiography, fiction, and film.