Kim Dong-Choon, « The National-division and ‘War-Politics’ in Korea », 16 janvier 2020
Dans le cadre du séminaire d’Alain Delissen « Histoire de la Corée moderne : transition historiographique ? »
SungKongHoe University (Séoul), invité de l’EHESS
donnera une conférence intitulée
« The National-division and ‘War-Politics’ in Korea »
le 16 janvier 2020 de 13h à 15h
22 Avenue du Président Wilson Paris 75016
South Korea was established as a divided nation-state under the geopolitical circumstance in which the Korean Peninsula stood at the forefront of the Cold War. The Korean War started as a full-fledged civil war, then developed into an international war, followed immediately by an ideological national division. These characteristics of Korea’s national division made South Korean politics different from that of former West Germany. The national division forced by two globally confronting blocs created a chronic deficit of national sovereignty in erecting diplomatic policies as well as managing internal politics, which I call the ‘War-Politics’ in the struggles over political power and workings of ‘liberty’,’ democracy’, and ‘welfare’. This lecture will address the way in which the national division, as an internal from of the Cold War, have affected the making of War-Politics in South Korea.