In 2005, the South Korean National Assembly established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Korea (TRCK) to "reveal the truth behind civilian massacres during the Korean War and human rights abuses during the [South Korean] authoritarian period and the anti-Japanese independence movement"--histories actively suppressed during three decades of U.S.-supported military dictatorships in South Korea. Please join us to learn of recent evidence of U.S. and South Korean responsibility for the massacre of civilians before and during the Korean War as well as the urgent struggle to write truth into Korea's modern history.
Featuring Kim Dong-Choon, Standing Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Korea, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Human Rights and Peace Center, Sungkonghoe University, South Korea. With Introduction and Reflections by Christine Hong, Korea Policy Institute.
April 1, 2009 Lecture - UC Berkeley
For a detailed account of the critical historiographical work of South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, please see Kim Dong-Choon and Gavan McCormack's article, "Grappling with Cold War History: Korea's Embattled Truth and Reconciliation Commission," which can be accessed via the following link:
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