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The South Korean Democratization Movement : A Sourcebook-democratizzazione sudcoreana

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Transazione della Corea del Sud verso un regime democratico

-tappe, documenti e ricostruzioni storiche; in lingua Inglese.


With the publication of The South Korean Democratization Movement: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the rich and compelling voices of the people in South Korea who dedicated their lives to the democratization movement. Many have served prison terms, and some even perished in the process. Spanning more than three decades from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, the democratization movement was responsible for toppling the country s authoritarian regime and ushering in a parliamentary democracy in 1987. The movement also produced an impressive array of documents and sources, which include manifestos that were read out loud before a demonstration; newsletters printed and circulated underground; pamphlets scattered on university campuses or on streets for a few seconds before a protest leader was apprehended and forcibly taken to a police station; statements of appeal to judges, which were smuggled out of prison and transcribed and circulated underground; letters written to family members while in prison; and poems, among other writings.

Of the thousands of these kinds of documents, 55 have been selected and translated for the Sourcebook, almost all of which are available in English for the first time. The Sourcebook editors have tried to represent the multiple perspectives and diverse narratives of the entire movement, not only the more well-known cases such as the April Student Uprising of 1960, the May Gwangju Uprising of 1980, and the June Uprising of 1987 but also less-well-known but equally vibrant and long-lasting movements. These include the ongoing struggles of farmers, the urban-poor, women, Catholics and Protestants, journalists, writers, and teachers. An introduction prefaces a set of primary documents in each of the 23 chapters, providing historical, political, and cultural frames of reference to allow readers to construct the settings within which the movements took place and the relevant issues involved, and brief biographical sketches of the authors. A chronology of the democratization movement from 1960 to 1987, recommended readings, and a glossary of specialized terms and expressions are also appended. The most comprehensive set of primary texts from the South Korean movement published in English to date, The South Korean Democratization Movement: A Sourcebook will be an essential reference for anyone interested in South Korean history and culture in general, and the democratization movement in particular. It will be the standard supplementary text for courses related to South Korea as well as an indispensable primary source for anyone doing research on South Korean politics and culture.

Table of contents

The South Korean Democratization Movement : A Sourcebook

PartI. The Democratization Movement before and after the April Revolution of 1960(1960-1961)

PartII. The Democratization Movement after the May 16 Military Coup d’Etat(1961-1972)

PartIII. The Democratization Movement during the Yusin Regime(1972-1979)

PartIV. The Seoul Spring and the Gwangju Democratization Movement(1979-1980)

PartVI. The Democratization Movement before the June Uprising of 1987

PartV. Democratization in 1987 and the Revival of Civil Society


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Namhee Lee | Kim Won

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