UNC Law School Professor Al Brophy invites students, faculty, scholars and members of the public to attend a free, one-day conference on the April 3, 1948 Jeju massacre (also known as the uprising).
The conference is part of an on-going, international effort to bring attention to the violence on Jeju island off the coast of Korea that ran from April 1948 through May 1949 in which thousands of residents of the island were killed as part of anti-communist suppression. The efforts have led to extensive discussion in Korea, Japan, and more recently the United States about the massacre and the role of both the Korean government and to a lesser extent the United States' military in suppressing the uprising. Since 2000, there has been the Jeju 4.3 Committee, which has led efforts at documenting the history, memorializing it, and repair -- what is often called transitional justice.
As part of this on-going effort, the conference will bring together scholars of Jeju 4.3, victims and their families, and scholars of transitional justice on May 22.
Conference schedule and list of speakers:
If you have questions or plan to attend, please email Professor Al Brophy at
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