Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century

Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century


Winner:
2016 Kim Dae Jung Scholar's Prize for Contributions to Peace, Democracy and Human Rights at the Korean Peninsula

utilizing social activities as a prism to light up the oft-hidden heritage of 20th-century Korea, this e-book offers distinct research of significant uprisings that experience patterned the country’s politics and society. From the 1894 Tonghak rebellion in the course of the March 1, 1919, independence move and anti-Japanese resistance, a right away line is traced to the preferred competition to U.S. division of Korea after international warfare II. The overthrow of Syngman Rhee in 1960, resistance to Park Chung-hee, the 1980 Gwangju rebellion, in addition to scholar, hard work, and feminist pursuits are all stated with recognition to their financial and political contexts. this is often the 1st of 2 volumes that emphasizes the results of grassroots political activities in several international locations of Asia.

 

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