Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea's Past and Present
by Kyung Moon Hwang;GI-Wook Shin (9780742519626)

Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea's Past and Present
 

Kyung Moon Hwang;GI-Wook Shin


Release Date: 11 June 2003
Format: Paperback
Pages: 159
Category: Korea
ISBN: 9780742519626
ISBN-10: 0742519627



One of the largest political protests in contemporary Korean history, the May 1980 Kwangju Uprising still exerts a profound, often contested, influence in Korean society. Through a deft combination of personal reflections and academic analysis, Contentious Kwangju offers a comprehensive examination of the multiple, shifting meanings of this seminal event and explains how the memory of Kwangju has affected Korean life from politics to culture. In keeping with the book's title, the essays offer competing interpretations of the Kwangju Uprising, yet together provide the most thorough English-language treatment to date of the multifaceted, sweeping significance of this seminal event.

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