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eBook Laying Claim to the Memory of May: A Look Back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising (Hawai‘i Studies on Korea) ePub

by Linda S. Lewis

  • ISBN: 0824824792
  • Category: Asia
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Linda S. Lewis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (March 31, 2002)
  • Pages: 218
  • ePub book: 1651 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Contentious Kwangju: The May 18th Uprising in Korea's Past and Present (tives).

Contentious Kwangju: The May 18th Uprising in Korea's Past and Present (tives). The Gwangju Uprising: The Pivotal Democratic Movement That Changed the History of Modern Korea. It does not provide a Korean perspective, but her observer's perspective is both informative and open to analysis. It is also contains many helpful references to other sources which will be helpful to anyone interested in further study on the topic.

Series: Hawai& Studies on Korea As the Kwangju Uprising story is retold in stone at the monumental new . 8 Cemetery, its end point frozen in time on May 27, 1980, the Uprising’s postlude.

Series: Hawai& Studies on Korea. The 1980 Kwangju Uprising began on Sunday, May 18, when a relatively small group of about two hundred college students, in defiance of a military ban on political activities, marched to the Provincial Office Building in the heart of downtown Kwangju and held a peaceful demonstration Save.

In the two decades since, memories of the Kwangju Uprising have lived on, assuming symbolic importance in. .As one of the few Western eyewitnesses to the Uprising, Linda Lewis is uniquely positioned to write about the event.

Nonetheless it remains a contested event, the subject still of controversy, confusion, international debate, and competing claims.

Highly original in its method and approach, Laying Claim to the Memory of May situates this seminal event in a broad historical and scholarly context.

What began as a peaceful demonstration against the imposition of military rule in the southwestern city of Kwangju in May 1980 turned into a bloody people's revolt.

The Kwangju Uprising-"Korea's Tiananmen"-is one of the most important political events in late twentieth-century Korean history. What began as a peaceful demonstration against the imposition of military rule in the southwestern city of Kwangju in May 1980 turned into a bloody people's revolt.

The Kwangju Uprising-"Korea's Tiananmen"-is one of. Highly original in its method and approach, Laying Claim to the Memory of May situates this seminal event in a broad historical and scholarly context.

About the Book As one of the few Western eyewitnesses to the Uprising, Linda Lewis is uniquely.

The Kwangju Uprising– Korea's Tiananmen –is one of the most important political events in late twentieth-century Korean history.

To begin with, the Kwangju Uprising arose on May 18 due to a spiral o.

Therefore in this essay, I will argue that the Kwangju Uprising demands to be heard through the extreme violence, public silencing, and struggles of the people to fight for democracy

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The Gwangju Uprising (Korean: 광주 민주화 항쟁; Hanja: 光州民主化抗爭), alternatively called the May 18 Democratic Uprising by UNESCO, and also known as May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement (Korean: 5·18 광주 민주화 운동; Hanja: 五一八光州民主化運動), was a popular uprising i.

The Gwangju Uprising (Korean: 광주 민주화 항쟁; Hanja: 光州民主化抗爭), alternatively called the May 18 Democratic Uprising by UNESCO, and also known as May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement (Korean: 5·18 광주 민주화 운동; Hanja: 五一八光州民主化運動), was a popular uprising in the city of Gwangju, South Korea, from May 18 to 27, 1980.

The Kwangju Uprising--"Korea's Tiananmen"--is one of the most important political events in late twentieth-century Korean history. What began as a peaceful demonstration against the imposition of military rule in the southwestern city of Kwangju in May 1980 turned into a bloody people's revolt. In the two decades since, memories of the Kwangju Uprising have lived on, assuming symbolic importance in the Korean democracy movement, underlying the rise in anti-American sentiment in South Korea, and shaping the nation's transition to a civil society. Nonetheless it remains a contested event, the subject still of controversy, confusion, international debate, and competing claims.

As one of the few Western eyewitnesses to the Uprising, Linda Lewis is uniquely positioned to write about the event. In this innovative work on commemoration politics, social representation, and memory, Lewis draws on her fieldwork notes from May 1980, writings from the 1980s, and ethnographic research she conducted in the late 1990s on the memorialization of Kwangju and its relationship to changes in the national political culture. Throughout, the chronological organization of the text is crisscrossed with commentary that provocatively disrupts the narrative flow and engages the reader in the reflexive process of remembering Kwangju over two decades. Highly original in its method and approach, Laying Claim to the Memory of May situates this seminal event in a broad historical and scholarly context. The result is not only the definitive history of the Kwangju Uprising, but also a sweeping overview of Korean studies over the last few decades.