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Author Kim, Nan, 1969-

Title Memory, reconciliation, and reunions in South Korea : crossing the divide / Nan Kim
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Asiaworld
Contents Historicizing Korea's geopolitical liminality -- Fateful passages, in-between states -- Anti-commemorations -- Threshold rituals of reconciliation -- Impossible returns -- Ethical traversals -- Conclusion : meeting with the past -- Epilogue : the afterlife of division
Summary This book analyzes the period following the Inter-Korean Summit of June 2000, focusing on the emotionally charged meetings among family members who had lost all contact for fifty years on opposite sides of the Korean divide. Focusing on regional geopolitics, social dynamics, watershed political rituals, and family narratives, this book explores the cultural process of moving from enmity to engagement amidst the complex legacies of civil war and the global Cold War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Family reunification -- Korea (South)
Korean reunification question (1945- ) -- Social aspects.
Korea (North) -- Relations -- Korea (South)
Korea (South) -- Relations -- Korea (North)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739184725 (electronic bk.)
9780739184721 (electronic bk.)