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The Kwangju Uprising

A Miracle of Asian Democracy as Seen by the Western and the Korean Press: A Miracle of Asian...

Henry Scott Stokes Lily Xiao Hong Lee



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31 May 2000
The Kwangju Uprising that occurred in May 1980 is burned into the minds of South Koreans in much the same way that Tiananmen is burned into the minds of contemporary Chinese. As the world watched in horror following the assassination of President Park Chung Hee, student protesters were brutally suppressed by the military and police led by strongman Chun Doo Hwan. Kim Dae Jung, the current president of South Korea, was imprisoned and sentenced to death during this period.

This book recreates those earth-shaking events through eyewitness reports of leading Western correspondents on the scene as well as Korean participants and observers. Photographs, detailed street maps, and dramatic woodblock prints further illuminate the day-to-day drama to keep this atrocity alive in the conscience of the world.
By:   Henry Scott Stokes, Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   408g
ISBN:   9780765606372
ISBN 10:   0765606372
Pages:   252
Publication Date:   31 May 2000
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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