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Book chapter

Политика исторической памяти в Южной Корее: общественно-политический дискурс вокруг школьного учебника истории

С. 161-166.

This paper presents results of examining socio-political debates on history textbookin South Korea in 2000s. For most of the past seven decades, since the establishment of the ROK, the history subject and the content of school textbook on Korean history have been a hot-debated topic because of controversy on certain historical events and persons. But the recent initiative by Park Geun-Hye to switch all history textbooks to state-issued ones faced wide protests from different social groups –starting with professional historians and politicians and ending by other social groups, including students. This case showed that in South Korean society the consensus on recent past does not still exist, as well as national and civic identity is still an issue for debate.