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The Meaning of the Buma Democratic Uprising and Historical Tasks in Korean Contemporary History

  • Korea and Global Affairs
  • Abbr : KGA
  • 2021, 5(6), pp.297-326
  • DOI : 10.22718/kga.2021.5.6.011
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Politics and Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : November 10, 2021
  • Accepted : December 5, 2021
  • Published : December 29, 2021

Park, Beomjong 1

1부경대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aim to elucidate the historical meaning of the Buma Uprising through methods such as oral data and literature research of those who participated in the Buma Democratic Uprising, and to suggest future tasks for the Buma Democratic Uprising. The Buma Democratic Uprising was a democratization movement against the Yushin regime that lasted in Busan and Masan from October 16 to 20, 1979. In particular, the Buma Democratic Uprising led to the collapse of the Park Chung-hee dictatorship regime, which had been in existence for 18 years, when the people emerged as the main body of resistance. And the Buma Democratic Uprising was the spark between the May 18th Gwangju Democratic Uprising in 1980 and the Democratic Uprising in June 1987. In other words, the Buma Democratic Uprising was the starting point and driving force that broke the chain of military dictatorship and allowed democracy to continue in Korea. Therefore, the Buma Democratic Uprising should be properly remembered and commemorated in the history of democracy in Korea. Second, we have to proper investigation about the Buma Democratic Uprising. Third, we have to appropriate compensation those who suffered from the Buma Democratic Uprising. Fourth, it is necessary to reflect on the wrong actions of the media at the time of the Buma Democratic Uprising and to report the correct truth. Fifth, the restoration of the honor of those involved in the Buma Democratic Uprising and enact the Act on Meritorious Persons. Sixth, we have to secured data on the Buma Democratic Uprising. Seventh, it is necessary to develop various education programs inspire historical awareness of Korea's democratization movement.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.