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Politics of memory and commemoration of the Vietnam War in Korea

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  • Politics of memory and commemoration of the Vietnam War in Korea
  • Yoon, Chung Ro
  • Seoul National University(Center for Social Sciences)


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Title Politics of memory and commemoration of the Vietnam War in Korea
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Yoon, Chung Ro

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Center for Social Sciences)

Date 2013-04
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Social Sciences Review(KSSR):vol. 3(no. 1)
Pages 32
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < International Politics
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This article centers around the three memorials of Korean participation in the Vietnam War. It contains an in-depth study of the various methods used to reproduce memories about the war, the conflicts surrounding the memorials and the characteristics of politics of memory. The three memorials – the Korea-Vietnam Peace Park in Phu Yen as a counter memory against the official memory, the monument donated by Korean veterans of the Vietnam War in the village of Ha My, and the meeting place for Vietnam War veterans constructed in Kangwŏn province as a symbol of official memory – do not only carry mere material and spatial significance, but they also represent the ways in which the Korean society confronts the memory and history of the Vietnam War. These memorials have acted as mirrors reflecting the past and present Korea-Vietnam relations and as criteria to determine how Korea should establish relations with Vietnam and the world based on the past history.

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Translated from the article published in Society and History vol. 86, 2010, with permission from the Korean Social History Association.