The Persistence of Cold War Regime: The Discourse “Chongbuk Chwap’a” in South Korea

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How might one explain the rise of the discourse of “chongbuk chwap’a” 종북좌파 (a term commonly translated as “pro-North leftists”) given South Korea’s recent history of the democratization movement and the transition from a series of authoritarian regimes to a parliamentary democracy? In what ways does this discourse differ from the anticommunism of the earlier period? What are some historical and political implications of the discourse in contemporary South Korea? Read more ›

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