Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Miscellaneous, grade: A+, Ewha Womans University (International Cyber University), course: Geography of Korea, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The task on which this paper is based, was to explore a specific aspect of the Korean geography. Thus, as part of the geography of Korea, the Demilitarized Zone, which separates North Korea and South Korea, was chosen. This place is especially interesting for German people because for nearly 40 years one of the most obvious cases of spatial segregation through ideologies was Germany’s separation manifested in the Berlin Wall.
The aim of this paper is to give an overview over the most important aspects related to the Demilitarized Zone. Therefore, in the main part some basic facts about South and North Korea will be introduced, followed by an analysis of the zone itself, which is separated in two parts. The first part deals with the history of the separation of the Koreas, while the second part describes the location. At the end of the paper a conclusion will be drawn.