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

Author: George Katsiaficas
Publisher: Chicago : PM Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using social movements as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th-century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned the country's politics and society. From the 1894 Tonghak uprising through the March 1, 1919, independence movement and anti-Japanese resistance, a direct line is traced to the popular opposition to U.S. division of Korea after World War II. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Katsiaficas, George.
Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 1 : South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century.
Chicago : PM Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Katsiaficas
ISBN: 9781604867206 1604867205 9781604864571 1604864575
OCLC Number: 782879801
Description: 1 online resource (481 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; I am the People, the Mob by Carl Sandburg; List of Tables; List of Charts, Graphs, and Maps; List of Illustrations and Photographs; List of Abbreviations; preface My First Encounter with Korea; chapter 1 Uprisings and History; chapter 2 Korea Enters the Modern World System; chapter 3 U.S. Imperialism and the October People's Uprising; chapter 4 Against Korea's Division: Jeju Uprising and Yeosun Insurrection; chapter 5 The Minjung Awaken: Students Overthrow Rhee and Park; chapter 6 Gwangju People's Uprising. Chapter 7 Neoliberalism and the Gwangju Uprisingchapter 8 The Gathering Storm; chapter 9 The June Uprising of 1987; chapter 10 The Great Workers' Struggle; chapter 11 From Minjung to Citizens; chapter 12 The Struggle Against Neoliberalism; chapter 13 The Democratic Dilemma; appendix Interviews with Citizen-Activists; Credits; About the Author; Index.

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Using social movements as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th-century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned the country's politics and society. From the 1894 Tonghak uprising through the March 1, 1919, independence movement and anti-Japanese resistance, a direct line is traced to the popular opposition to U.S. division of Korea after World War II. The overthrow of Syngman Rhee in 1960, resistance to Park Chung-hee, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, as well as student, labor, and feminist movements are all recounted with attention to their.

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