Dan talks with historian David Fields, associate director of the Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison. They discuss David’s background and training and then dive into his 2019 book, Foreign Friends: Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea (University Press of Kentucky). For more on David see his personal website, including his “epic rap battle” between Syngman Rhee, Harry Truman, and Joseph Stalin. For more on the digital teaching project David and Dan co-lead, see Voices & Visions.

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Credits: music by Micah Behr, audio engineering by Andy Johnson, graphic design by Madeline Ramsey.