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Independence Movement in Korea

14.06.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30

This Special Lecture Series is designed to deepen the themes of Korean History involved in historical and cultural sites in Kwangju and near area. It is for participants of FU-IKS Summer School 2023 as well as for general audience interested in this topic.

KEC Summer School Special Lecture Series 2023 - Dr. Lee Sincheol

KEC Summer School Special Lecture Series 2023 - Dr. Lee Sincheol

"Independence Movement in Korea"

The Korean independence movement during the Japanese occupation took many forms, ranging from peaceful contestation to armed struggles. Members of the independence movement directly fought against the Japanese occupants as well as appealed to the international community through diplomatic efforts. Soon after the invasion, the Korean people organized an army of volunteers known as the "righteous army(의병)" and fought the Japanese through military actions. In addition to military efforts, the March 1st Movement was the greatest peaceful independence movement and had global historical significance. During the colonial period, Koreans also established a provisional government and made efforts to obtain the diplomatic approval of other countries. The struggle of the independence movement lasted until the Allies won the war against Japan during World War II.


Dr. Lee Sincheol (Adjunct Professor at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea and Director of the Asia Peace and History Institute)

Dr. Lee Sincheol is an adjunct professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul and director of the Asia Peace and History Institute. His main research interests lie in examining historical debates in East Asia, especially with focus on coming to terms with the Japanese colonialism in

Korea, as well as the problem of different understandings of history in North and South Korea. He has been deeply involved in the activities of public history, such as historic preservation, archival science and museum curatorship. His recent research is focussing on the reconstruction of history from the perspective of the colonized people.

Registration: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/weblink/register/r79513634c9336e140736fd874c3594fb

Zeit & Ort

14.06.2023 | 14:00 - 15:30

Online: Webex

Weitere Informationen

Dr. Hyondok Choe (hyondok.choe[at]fu-berlin.de)