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Gwangju Uprising by Hwang Sok-yong, Lee Jae-Eui and Jeon Yong-Ho
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May 17, 2022 | ISBN 9781788737142

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“This publication not only provides the reader with an incredible history of the ten days in May 1980 when the uprising occurred, it does so by keeping the spirit of the uprising intact…I couldn’t help but be reminded of John Reed’s classic journalism on Russia’s October Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World or even the slender text by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair reporting the 1999 uprising in Seattle against the World Trade Organization, 5 Days That Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond. Still, this book goes beyond these titles in its depth and breadth discussing what was perhaps one of the greatest post-Sixties movements until the series of anti-capitalist globalization protests that shook up the world from 1999-2001. Besides its role as a journal, it also serves as a handbook – a manual, if you will – of how such events unfold and how they are run.”
—Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch

“Serves as a testament not only to the broad mobilization for democracy, but also to the painstaking efforts of those who collected and published the information in defiance of the government.”
—Darcie Draudt, International Affairs

“The story of the Gwangju Uprising is preserved in this book…it is a history that deserves to be recorded and deserves to be shared.”
International Examiner

Gwangju Uprising sets the record straight with far too much detail to refute, offering a sobering lesson for the people of the future about what sacrifices were made for freedom in the Republic of Korea…A moving work of exceptional scholarship.”
—Patrick McShane, Asian Review of Books

“This book celebrates the courage and tenacity of the people, particularly the brave writers who persevered during an era of an oppressive dictatorship, and recorded the struggle for human rights, freedom, and against a succession of corrupt leaders, and the witnesses who boldly came forward during that era to tell their stories in an environment of oppression and fear.”
—Bill Drucker, Korean Quarterly

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