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Gwangju Uprising: The Rebellion for Democracy in South Korea

Author: , ,
Translated by:
Publisher: , 2022
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The essential account of the South Korean 1980 pro-democracy rebellion

On 18 May 1980, student activists gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to protest the martial law government of General Chun Doo-hwan. The security forces responded with unmitigated violence. Hundreds of students, activists and citizens were arrested, tortured and murdered.

This fresh translation by Slin Jung of the original text, compiled from eye-witness testimonies, forms a gripping account of the violence of those days. With a preface from renowned Korean author Hwang Sok-yong.

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