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Truth And Reconciliation In South Korea

Author: Jae-Jung Suh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135738270
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The Korean War is multiple wars. Not only is it a war that began on 25 June 1950, but it is also a conflict that is rooted in Korea's colonial experiences, postcolonial desires and frustrations, and interventions and partitions imposed by outside forces. In South Korea, the war is a site of contestation: Which war should be remembered and how should it be remembered? The site has been overwhelmed by the Manichean official discourse that pits evil communists against innocent Koreans, but the hegemonic project remains unfinished in the face of the resiliency embodied in the survivors who have withstood multiple killings by the state. The historical significance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea (TRCK), lies in its success in bringing back to life the voices of the silenced that complicate the hegemonic memory of the war as yugio, the "June 25th war." At the same time, the Commission embodies the structural dilemma that the effort to give voice to the silenced has turned to the state to redress the state's wrongdoings. The TRCK as such stands on the problematic boundary between violence and post-violence, insecurity and security, exception and normalcy. Truth and reconciliation, and human security, are perhaps located in a process of defining and redefining the boundary. This edited volume explores such political struggles for the future reflected in the TRCK’s work on the past war that is still present. This book was published as a special issue of Critical Asian Studies.

Memory Reconciliation And Reunions In South Korea

Author: Nan Kim
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739184725
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Drawing on reinterpretations of melancholia and collective remembrance, Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide explores the multi-layered implications of divided Korea's liminality, or its perceived "in-betweenness" in space and time. Offering a timely reconsideration of the pivotal period following the inter-Korean Summit of June 2000, this book focuses on a series of emotionally charged meetings among family members who had lost all contact for over fifty years on opposite sides of the Korean divide. With the scope of its analysis ranging from regional geopolitics and watershed political rituals to everyday social dynamics and intimate family narratives, this study provides a lens for approaching the cultural process of moving from a disposition of enmity to one of recognition and engagement amid the complex legacies of civil war and the global Cold War on the Korean Peninsula.

Koreanische Kriegserinnerungen

Author: Sandra Keßler
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830986890
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Korea ist ein geteiltes Land, dessen innere Grenze sich mit dem Ausgang des Koreakrieges (1950-1953) festgeschrieben hat. Seitdem sind Kontakt und Austausch zwischen den Menschen in Nord- und Südkorea nahezu unmöglich. Wie erinnern sich Koreaner heute an ihren Kriegseinsatz im eigenen Land? Wovon erzählen die gealterten Kriegsveteranen auch angesichts der fortbestehenden Landesteilung, die doch der Krieg zu überwinden suchte? Und welche Auswirkungen hat die interkulturelle Gesprächssituation zwischen den etwa achtzigjährigen koreanischen Männern und einer deutlich jüngeren deutschen Forscherin auf die Versprachlichung ihrer Erinnerungserzählungen? Der Band >Koreanische Kriegserinnerungen Sandra Keßler, Dr. phil., studierte Kulturanthropologie/Volkskunde, Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Amerikanistik und erwarb die Zusatzqualifikation 'Japan-Studien' an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, der Nihon University in Tokio und der Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 2015 wurde sie an der Universität Mainz mit der vorliegenden Arbeit promoviert, für die sie 2012 an der Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul forschte. Als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Mainzer Institut für Film-, Theater- und empirische Kulturwissenschaft arbeitet sie insbesondere zu Fragen der Interkulturalität.

Inherited Responsibility And Historical Reconciliation In East Asia

Author: Jun-Hyeok Kwak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415535697
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Contemporary East Asian societies are still struggling with complex legacies of colonialism, war and domination. Years of Japanese imperial occupation followed by the Cold War have entrenched competing historical understandings of responsibility for past crimes in Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere in the region. In this context, even the impressive economic and cultural networks that have developed over the past sixty years have failed to secure peaceful coexistence and overcome lingering attitudes of distrust and misunderstanding in the region. This book examines the challenges of historical reconciliation in East Asia, and, in doing so, calls for a reimagining of how we understand both historical identity and responsibility. It suggests that by adopting a 'forward-looking' approach that eschews obsession with the past, in favour of a reflective and deliberative engagement with history, real progress can be made towards peaceful coexistence in East Asia. With chapters that focus on select experiences from East Asia, while simultaneously situating them within a wider comparative perspective, the contributors to this volume focus on the close relationship between reconciliation and 'inherited responsibility' and reveal the contested nature of both concepts. Finally, this volume suggests that historical reconciliation is essential for strengthening mutual trust between the states and people of East Asia, and suggests ways in which such divisive legacies of conflict can be overcome. Providing both an overview of the theoretical arguments surrounding reconciliation and inherited responsibility, alongside examples of these concepts from across East Asia, this book will be valuable to students and scholars interested in Asian politics, Asian history and international relations more broadly.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Die Politische Dimension Der Vers Hnung

Author: Ralf K. Wüstenberg
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- Wenn nach Krieg Friede kommt - Schuld und Versöhnung nach politischen Umbrüchen - Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit in Südafrika und Deutschland Wie geht man mit der Schuld um, wenn nach Krieg Friede kommt, wenn nach der Diktatur eine demokratische Gesellschaftsform eingeübt werden soll? Oft ist dann von Versöhnung die Rede, einem Wort, das zumindest im deutschen Sprachgebrauch deutlich religiös konnotiert ist. Doch meint Versöhnung in politischen Zusammenhängen dasselbe wie die theologische Rede von der Versöhnung? Gibt die Theologie in konkreten politischen Konfliktlagen überhaupt noch Orientierung? Diesen Fragen geht Ralf Wüstenberg anhand von zwei Fallstudien nach: dem Umgang mit dem Apartheidsregime in Südafrika durch die Wahrheits- und Versöhnungskommission (TRC) sowie der Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur der ehemaligen DDR durch die Enquete-Kommissionen. Eine wichtige Studie zur Relevanz der Theologie für die Politik.