[KS] South Korean Generations

Katsiaficas, George katsiaficasg at wit.edu
Tue Jun 9 07:21:51 EDT 2015


My book on Korea discusses these generations in their historical emergences and in relation to each other. See Asia’s Unknown Uprisings Vol. 1 South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century, especially chapters 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11. In Vol 2. about People Power in 9 other places, the Taiwanese and Burmese political generations are discussed at length.

Both volumes are also available in Korean:

If possible, do send us any of your musings on the subject.


George Katsiaficas, PhD
Professor of Humanities
Wentworth Institute of Technology
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Boston MA 02115 USA

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From: Steven Denney <stevencdenney at gmail.com<mailto:stevencdenney at gmail.com>>
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Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 6:56 AM
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Subject: [KS] South Korean Generations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Is anyone aware of existing literature on generational politics in South Korea? I'm fairly certain nothing substantial exists in English. But in Korean? South Korean society is often segmented (uncritically) into three generations. While this may be defensible, it usually isn't defended.

There is, for instance, a fairly well developed literature in Taiwan (in Chinese) on what historical events have "made" Taiwanese generations. It is very nicely reviewed by Shelley Rigger in this 2006 East-West Center Policy Studies monograph<http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/taiwans-rising-rationalism-generations-politics-and-taiwanese-nationalism>. I would be very interested in reading anything that South Korean scholars have generated.

Many thanks in advance.

- Steven
Steven Denney
Department of Political Science
University of Toronto
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