South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising

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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 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 ...

South Korean Democracy: Legacy of the Gwangju Uprising 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415407601

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