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Booksori #88: The Kwangju Massacre – South Korea’s Tiananmen Square

July 20, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, the University of Washington’s Tateuchi East Asia Library will host Booksori #88 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT. UW Alumni, Mr. Norman Thorpe, joins Korea Studies Librarian, Hyokyoung Yi, to discuss the harrowing events of the 1980 Kwangju Massacre. A former reporter for the Asian Wallstreet Journal based in Seoul from1977 to1982, Mr. Thorpe will recount his experiences documenting the atrocity.

This event will take place virtually. To register for the event, please click here.

Those interested in learning more about the Kwangju Massacre may wish to read Lee Jai-eui’s Kwangju Diary: Beyond Death, Beyond the Darkness of the Age.