13th Critical Issues on Korean Studies

February 9, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

"The Trajectories and Roles of the 386 Generation in Contemporary Korea" Former student activists of prodemocracy movements in the 1980s, the so-called 386 Generation, entered mainstream politics in the 1990s, and since then, they have become a major political force in government agencies, political parties, and civic organizations. Public perception of the 386 Generation has since changed from the agents of sociopolitical reforms to a status-quo privileged group that takes advantage of the existing order and exacerbates social inequality. The Critical Issue Forum aims to highlight the relationship between the 386 Generation, democracy, and social inequality in South Korean society. Two panelists—Professors Yoonkyung Lee and Jin-Wook Shin will lead a deep conversation about whether or not the popular and media narratives about the 386 Generation are accurate, how we can make sense of the roles of this generation in the process of Korean democracy, and how we reconcile generation gaps.

Event Sponsor
Center for Korean Studies, Mānoa Campus

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808-956-7041, https://manoa.hawaii.edu/koreanstudies/february-9-2023-the-13th-critical-issues-forum-on-korean-stud

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