Laying Claim to the Memory of May: A Look Back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising
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208pp. March 2002
Laying Claim to the Memory of May: A Look Back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising
Author: Lewis, Linda S.;
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 19
Hawai'i Studies on Korea Series
Published with the Center for Korean Studies, UH
"Well-written, readable and interesting" --Australian Journal of Anthropology 15 (2004)

"Both for those who want a more accurate picture of what took place in Kwangju in May of 1980, and those who want to understand how events can assume a ro

Author: Lewis, Linda S.;
Linda S. Lewis is associate professor of anthropology and director of the East Asian Studies Program at Wittenberg University.
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Acknowledgments

Note on Transliteration and Translation

Introduction

part i

Kwangju, 1980: A Narrative Account

5.18 Begins

Violence and Confusion on the City’s Streets

The "Righteous" Rebellion




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