Open Lecture Prof. Dong-Choon Kim “The Delayed and Institutionalized Justice"

Professor Dong-Choon Kim (Sung Kong Hoe University, Seoul), May 19, 2014

From February 17 to May, 2014, the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS), FU Berlin was joined by Prof. Dong-Choon Kim as a visiting professor. Dong-Choon Kim served as a Standing Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Republic of South Korea (TRCK) from 2005 to 2010. He received his PhD in Sociology from Seoul National University in 1993. The main areas of Professor Kim's research have been historical sociology of Korean politics, working class formation, and the Korean War.
As an activist, Professor Kim has been at the center of progressive academic movements since the 1980s.His books include Social Movements in 1960s Korea (1991), A Study of Korea's Working Class (1995), Shadow of Modernity (2000), War and Society (2000), Engine of America-Market and War (2004). War and Society has been translated into German, Japanese, and English ("The Unending Korean War").
In his speech he pointed out critical issues about the TRCK as a product of South Korea's decades-long democratization movement and the liberal government. Its findings and recommendations may accordingly be seen as a tool for breaking open the politics of denial that have been maintained in South Korea for the past sixty years.


Vita: Dong-Choon Kim

Proposal: "Delayed and Institutionalized Justice in South Korea"


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