Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia: The Korean Experience

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 10/1/2015
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Korea is a nation that has addressed issues of both internal and external injustices from past wrongs that were committed in times of colonialism, war and dictatorship. Using examples of this injustice, this book focuses on Korea and looks towards reconciliation in the region.

Table of Contents

Introduction Soon-Won Park, Daqing Yang, and Gi-Wook Shin
Coming to Terms with the Darker Past in Korea
The Counter-Narratives and Voices of World War II: An Update
The Korean "Comfort Women" Tragedy as Structural Violence
The Resignification of the "Comfort Women" through NGO Trials
The Politics of Remembrance: The case of Korean Forced Laborers in World War II
Democratization and Domestic Historical Injustice
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