Exacerbated Politics: The Legacy of Political Trauma in South Korea

  • Don Baker
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)


The theme tying together the various chapters in this book is collective memory. Memory can inflame relations between two nations when they disagree on how to remember their encounters in years past. Such is the case in competing Korean and Japanese memories about the impact of Japan’s colonial rule and in competing Japanese and Chinese memories of what happened in Nanjing in 1937. These memory wars are well worth our examination. In this chapter, however, I will focus on how one people, the Korean people, remember and represent their own past.


Collective Memory Colonial Period Authoritarian Rule Korean People Korean Economy 
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