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John Swenson-Wright on the 1980 uprising in South Korea.

last modified May 26, 2014 10:30 AM

Dr John Swenson-Wright, University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations, appeared on the BBC World Service programme, The History Hour, commenting on the events of 1980 and the significance of student protest in the Republic of Korea and its impact on political change in South Korea. The programme also looked at other world events of 1980 including the assassination of Rajiv Ghandi, the first Papal visit to a synagogue, saving Russian soldiers in Chechnya, and student riots in Indonesia.

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