South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising

George Katsiaficas

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South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising

South Korean Democracy Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising This new book offers a retrospective appraisal of the Gwangju Uprising by academics activists and artists from Gwangju Korea In South Koreans took to the streets to demand democracy When the m

  • Title: South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising
  • Author: George Katsiaficas
  • ISBN: 9780415407601
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This new book offers a retrospective appraisal of the Gwangju Uprising by academics, activists and artists from Gwangju, Korea In 1980, South Koreans took to the streets to demand democracy When the military threatened brutal suppression of the popular movement, only in Gwangju did people refuse to submit After horrific bloodshed, the citizens of Gwangju drove the militThis new book offers a retrospective appraisal of the Gwangju Uprising by academics, activists and artists from Gwangju, Korea In 1980, South Koreans took to the streets to demand democracy When the military threatened brutal suppression of the popular movement, only in Gwangju did people refuse to submit After horrific bloodshed, the citizens of Gwangju drove the military out of the city and held their liberated space for a week As a beautiful community emerged, newspapers were published, hundreds of thousands of people congregated in popular assemblies, and the city s life gave new meaning to democracy Although crushed by overwhelming military force, Gwangju s example inspired the eventual overthrow of the military dictatorship and ushered in a new democratic wave in East Asia Providing a detailed analysis of the events of the Gwangju uprising, this new volume traces the birth of South Korean democracy in Gwangju s stubborn refusal to accept life without freedom The book also focuses on the socio economic background, the role of women in the uprising, issues of collective identity and the international significance of the revolt democracy and development studies will find this volume to be of keen interest.

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    1. Billie Pritchett on said:

      South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising is a collection of essays edited by George Katsaificas and Na Kahn-chae about 18 May 1980 democratic movement in Gwangju, Korea. It was a movement that lasted for eight days, where a group of students and other citizens began demonstrating at the front gate of Chonnam National University. When police came to break up the protest by force, it created a large democratic movement that spread throughout the city of Gwangju.This volume highlights [...]

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