By Gi-Wook Shin, Visit Amazon's Kyung Moon Hwang Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Kyung Moon Hwang,
One of the most important political protests in modern Korean background, the could 1980 Kwangju rebellion nonetheless exerts a profound, usually contested, impact in Korean society. via a deft mixture of non-public reflections and educational research, Contentious Kwangju bargains a accomplished exam of the a number of, transferring meanings of this seminal occasion and explains how the reminiscence of Kwangju has affected Korean existence from politics to tradition. the 1st half the publication bargains hugely own views at the information of the rebellion itself, together with the voters' military, the fleeting days of Kwangju citizen autonomy, the actions of yank missionaries, and the aftermath following the uprising's suppression by way of govt forces. the second one part offers a wide-ranging scholarly evaluate of the influence of Kwangju in South Korea, from democratization and the destiny of survivors to local identification and pop culture, concluding with an exam of Kwangju's importance within the better move of recent Korean historical past. in response to the book's identify, the essays supply competing interpretations of the Kwangju rebellion, but jointly give you the such a lot thorough English-language remedy thus far of the multifaceted, sweeping value 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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S. S. Embassy, Seoul, Korea, June 19, 1989, 17. 18. For a more detailed treatment of the marginalization of the Honam region, see Sallie Yea, “Regionalism and Political-Economic Differentiation in Korean Development,” Korea Journal 34, no. 2 (1994): 5-29. 19. William H. S. Official’s Perspective on the Kwangju Uprising” (luncheon address, USC-UCLA Conference on Kwangju, Los Angeles, April 21,2000). 20. Son Ho-ch‘bl, H y h d a e han’guk ch6ngch’i [Modern Korean politics] (Seoul: Sahoe p’yGngnon, 1991), 362.
The Citizens’ Army set up temporary headquarters at the Citizens Center in Kwangju Park. , two hours after the mass shooting. The street battle moved from the Provincial Office toward Chdnnam National University Medical School, the Ministry of Labor building, Kwangju Park, and KQmnam Avenue. Weapons were brought in from the suburbs, increasing the size and firepower of the Citizens’ Army, which even set up a light machine gun on the roof of Chdnnam University Medical School and pointed it at the Provincial Office.
The Seventh and Eleventh The Formation of an %Absolute Community” 5 Brigades were redeployed in the downtown area. An all-out battle between the citizens and the paratroopers broke out. At this time a new phenomenon appeared in the downtown area. As the paratroopers moved to suppress the demonstrations, several hundred people, engulfed by tear gas, began sit-down demonstrations in various downtown locales. In front of the Hwani Department Store on K b n a m Avenue a student gave a speech, led in chanting slogans, and read from leaflets.
Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea's Past and Present by Gi-Wook Shin, Visit Amazon's Kyung Moon Hwang Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Kyung Moon Hwang,