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"And They Would Start Again": Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist Literature

"And They Would Start Again": Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist Literature positions 3:2 0 1995 by Duke University Press Park ”And They Would Start Again” avoided studying the history of his struggle, I still remember one of his longest and fiercest battles against the South Korean government. H e fought for legislation requiring the government to prove a danger of escape existed before anybody could be put in prison. H e argued that such an act would protect people’s basic rights and freedom, and also that developed countries, especially the United States, had implemented such measures long ago. He believed that his proposed legislation could extirpate what was a widespread practice in a dictatorial country where people who refused to be subservient to the state just mysteriously disappeared, to be tortured in secret places and perhaps found dead later. It was one of numerous ironies of his life that he was arrested without any warrant or hearing because he was fighting for legislation requiring warrants and hearings. Another irony was that the United States played a crucial role in his defeat, which in turn more than symbolized the destiny of the whole Korean democratization movement at that time. When the United States government came to clarify its position toward http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

"And They Would Start Again": Women and Struggle in Korean Nationalist Literature

positions asia critique , Volume 3 (2) – Sep 1, 1995

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 1995 by Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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1527-8271
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10.1215/10679847-3-2-392
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positions 3:2 0 1995 by Duke University Press Park ”And They Would Start Again” avoided studying the history of his struggle, I still remember one of his longest and fiercest battles against the South Korean government. H e fought for legislation requiring the government to prove a danger of escape existed before anybody could be put in prison. H e argued that such an act would protect people’s basic rights and freedom, and also that developed countries, especially the United States, had implemented such measures long ago. He believed that his proposed legislation could extirpate what was a widespread practice in a dictatorial country where people who refused to be subservient to the state just mysteriously disappeared, to be tortured in secret places and perhaps found dead later. It was one of numerous ironies of his life that he was arrested without any warrant or hearing because he was fighting for legislation requiring warrants and hearings. Another irony was that the United States played a crucial role in his defeat, which in turn more than symbolized the destiny of the whole Korean democratization movement at that time. When the United States government came to clarify its position toward

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positions asia critiqueDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1995

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