Brown Bag Series #33

Date: July 20, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Venue: Collaboration Room 2 on the 4th Floor of the Building 18, Komaba Campus, UTokyo
Language: Korean (Japanese translation will be available)

Jung Han KIM (Sogang University, South Korea)
Interpretations and representations of the 5.18 Gwangju uprising in South Korea

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the 5.18 Gwangju uprising. Gwangju uprising was the resistance to the military coup d'état, and a massacre of students and citizens who resisted. Gwangju uprising is also regarded as a critical incident in Korean society, so that it is resurgent whenever protests prevail across the county; needless to say, it is recalled and be there after the so-called “candlelight revolution” erupted in response to the scandals of President Park Geun-Hye in 2016 to 2017. People have once again vigorously called for the truth of the matter and reinvestigation about issues that have been concealed and falsified; and new testimonies by victims and witnesses have been brought up, which had been kept in silence for 38 years.
This lecture explores recently raised important issues on the truth commission activities and how these issues influence on the 5.18 research. By doing so, this lecture elucidates the limitations of existing stances that have interpreted and represented the 5.18. Together with this, this lecture aims to provide an opportunity to ponder on the 5.18 Gwangju uprising in the present context and shed light on the meaning and possibility that the 5.18 Gwangju uprising can show us as a protest.

金廷翰 Jung Han KIM  (Sogang University, South Korea)

日時:2018年7月20日(金)15:30 - 17:30 
場所:東京大学駒場キャンパス 18号館4階コラボレーションルーム2