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The Massacres at Mt. Halla: Sixty Years of Truth Seeking in South Korea

Hun Joon Kim


This book presents a compelling story of state violence, human rights advocacy, and transitional justice in South Korea since 1947. The “Jeju 4.3 events” were a series of armed uprisings and counterinsurgency actions that occurred between 1947 and 1954 in the rugged landscape around Mt. Halla in Jeju Province, South Korea. The counterinsurgency strategy was extremely brutal. The conflict resulted in an estimated thirty thousand deaths. News of this enormous loss of life was carefully suppressed until the success of the 1987 June Democracy Movement. This book traces the grassroots advocacy camp ... More

Keywords: state violence, human rights advocacy, transitional justice, Jeju 4.3 events, counterinsurgency, armed uprising, South Korea, June Democracy Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452390
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hun Joon Kim, author
Griffith University

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