May 21, 2008

28th Anniversary of the Kwangju Uprising

May 18 was the 28th anniversary of the Kwangju Massacre/Uprising (now known officially in South Korea as the Kwangju Democratization Movement), which played a pivotal role and strong influence in South Korea's democratization process. See bibliography of recent essays on the topic.

A feature-length movie titled "May 18" (Hwaryeohan hyuga) was released last year and became one of the most watched films in South Korean history.

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