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518: A Bloody History

EAC term project - Gwangju Democratization Movement

Sung Hwan Hong

on 30 November 2009

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Transcript of 518: A Bloody History

518: A Bloody History But why Gwangju? Park Chung-Hee Check Your Books
Coup d'état
industrialization of Korea
Yushin constitution
- Dictator & Hero
Assassination in 1979

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acN1OBjJFqY Chun Doo-Hwan Era New Semester in March 1980
Students/Professors Back to School
Growing Democratizing movemnets
- What did they want?
The May 15 demonstration 1980 (3 days before)
- Suppressive measures taken by the state
History of the region Yet another Bloody Sunday
Sung Productions Proudly Presents: ROK army General
Power vacumn after Park
- Coup D'état of December Twelfth Operation Chungjung
- called to supress the rebellion inspired by Communist sympathizers
Paratroops with guns/batons/bayonets
May 20, Buses and Taxies, May 21, raiding of the armory, May 22, blockade
Ends in May 28
4,369 total casualties --> very disputable
Illegal custody during the period of Martial law: more than 3,000
Number of total arrests unknown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPZen6lNInY May 18 Aftermath and Popular Culture:
Called Gwangju Uprising/Massacre vs. Gwangju Affairs
National symbol.
National Assembly of 1988, 1995.
- Punishments and pardons.
Popular adaptation into books, movies, even a tv series.
Monuments, museums
May 18 = national holiday
Mangwol-dong cemetery


Schoppa, R. Keith. East Asia: Identities and Change in the Modern World, 1700-Present. Alexandria, VA: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.




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