edward I think in certain leftist circles in North America there’s a lot of interest in modern Korea’s protest history and democratization – and of course US imperialism in Korea etc. At least, that’s the only context I’ve heard anyone around here talk about Gwangju. I know next to nothing about it as an actual place that people live in.
I would love to hear more about the place!
(I guess I also watched that one Taxi Driver movie that starts with this excellent song, but again, that’s just about the Gwangju uprising and not really the city itself.)
exodus thank you! this is an excellent list and more than enough for the time I’ll be there. I’ll report back on whether or not everything you have described has completely changed in the past 3 years.