Podcast miniseries about the May 18 uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, in 1980 against the US-backed military dictatorship of Chun Doo Hwan. We speak with participants in the events as well as researcher Kap Su Seol.
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- Part 1: Background, and the beginning of the revolt – currently available for early listening for our patreon supporters
- Parts 2 onwards: coming soon…
- E51: Jeon Tae-il and Lee So-sun – Episode about two important South Korean labour organisers, which contains background information to the political situation in the country in the run-up to the Gwangju uprising.
- Gwangju Diary: Beyond Death, Beyond the Darkness of the Age – Lee Jae-eui – The best history of the Gwangju uprising, translated by Kap Su Seol. Buy it here or read online here.
- Lee Jae-eui, trans Kap Su Seol, Gwangju Diary: Beyond Death, Beyond the Darkness of the Age (UCLA, 1999).
- Kim Dong Won et al, The May 18 Gwangju democratic uprising (May 18 History Compilation Committee of Gwangju, 2013).
- Kim Yoo-chul, “Defense chief apologizes over rapes during 1980 Gwangju crackdown,” Korea Times, November 7, 2018, accessed June 29, 2021, https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/11/356_258314.html.
- Michael Newton, Famous Assassinations in World History (ABC-CLIO, 2014).
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- Thanks also to the following people and groups for additional assistance with these episodes: Michael Choi, Rachel Min Park, Heung Coalition and Angela Lee.
- Photograph used in episode graphic courtesy Wikipedia Commons. Other photographs courtesy David Dolinger.
- Music used in this episode under fair use was “Marching For the Beloved” by Baek Ki-wan, Hwang Seok-young and Kim Jong-ryul.
- This episode was edited by Jesse French.