Author: Henry Scott-Stokes and Lee Jae Eui - Editors
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Description: Softcover. 239 pages.
Condition: Covers show some shelf wear and scuffing. Front cover slightly curled. Three old price stickers on the rear cover. "USED" stamped on the upper page ends. Small amount of yellow highlighting confined to three pages.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: The Kwangju Uprising that occurred in May 1980 is burned into the minds of South Koreans in much the same way that Tiananmen is burned into the minds of contemporary Chinese. As the world watched in horror following the assassination of President Park Chung Hee, student protesters were brutally suppressed by the military and police led by strongman Chun Doo Hwan. Kim Dae Jung, the current president of South Korea, was imprisoned and sentenced to death during this period.
This book recreates those earth-shaking events through eyewitness reports of leading Western correspondents on the scene as well as Korean participants and observers. Photographs, detailed street maps, and dramatic woodblock prints further illuminate the day-to-day drama to keep this atrocity alive in the conscience of the world.