Contentious Kwangju: The May 18th Uprising in Korea's Past by Gi-Wook Shin,Kyung Moon Hwang

By Gi-Wook Shin,Kyung Moon Hwang

One of the most important political protests in modern Korean historical past, the might 1980 Kwangju rebellion nonetheless exerts a profound, frequently contested, impression in Korean society. via a deft mix of non-public reflections and educational research, Contentious Kwangju deals a entire exam of the a number of, moving meanings of this seminal occasion and explains how the reminiscence of Kwangju has affected Korean existence from politics to tradition. the 1st half the booklet deals hugely own views at the info of the rebellion itself, together with the electorate' military, the fleeting days of Kwangju citizen autonomy, the actions of yank missionaries, and the aftermath following the uprising's suppression via executive forces. the second one part offers a wide-ranging scholarly overview of the effect of Kwangju in South Korea, from democratization and the destiny of survivors to local id and pop culture, concluding with an exam of Kwangju's importance within the higher movement of recent Korean heritage. in line with the book's identify, the essays supply competing interpretations of the Kwangju rebellion, but jointly give you the so much thorough English-language remedy thus far of the multifaceted, sweeping importance of this pivotal event.

Contributions by: Jong-chul Ahn, Don Baker, Ju-na Byun, Jung-kwan Cho, Jung-woon Choi, Kyung Moon Hwang, Keun-sik Jung, Linda S. Lewis, Gi-Wook Shin, Jean W. Underwood, and Sallie Yea

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