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Korea focus on Gwangju Uprising

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George Katsiaficas
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Grassroots Oral History and the Limits of "Great Man" and Organizational Understandings
International Academic Conference for Registering the 4.19 Archive as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Yoon Sang-won remains a central figure in the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. With pro-American sentiment today being propagated by journalists and conservative forces within Gwangju circles, I reexamine Yoon's appeal to the US ambassador just before the US-mandated assault on the Commune on May 27, 1980 (during which Yoon was murdered).