S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원) Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (통일평화연구원) Asian Journal of Peacebuilding Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol.08 no.01-02 (2020)
Reclaimed Areas and Newly Liberated Areas: Understanding the Borderlands of Division as the Testing Grounds for Reunification
- Monica Hahn
- Issue Date
- Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.8 No.2, pp. 265-290
- Korean War; Reclaimed Areas; Newly Liberated Areas; 38th paralleldemilitarized zone (DMZ) inter-border region; reunification of the two Koreas; Cold War regime transition
- This article is a study of the legacy of the Korean War, as well as being a case study on the first instance of regime transition in the Cold War era. This study compares the incorporation of Reclaimed Areas (subokjigu) by South Korea with the incorporation of Newly Liberated Areas (sinhaebangjigu) by North Korea comprehensively from the aspects of occupation, politics, economics, and national identity. Both South Koreas transplantation of capitalism in the Reclaimed Areas and the expansion of North Koreas peoples democracy (inminminjujui) took place unilaterally and in a Cold War fashion. Changes to the national identities in each region took place in silence and conformity, paradoxically illustrating the pain and suffering felt while each region was incorporated into an unyielding regime.
- 2288-2693 (print)