Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Jeju 4.3 Events Part I. The Establishment of a Truth Commission 2. Suppressed yet Stubborn Truths 3. From Oblivion to Social Attention 4. The Struggle of the Periphery Part II. The Process of the Jeju Commission 5. The Establishment of the Jeju Commission 6. The Jeju Commission, 2000-2003 7. The Impact of the Jeju Commission Conclusion
Hun Joon Kim is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia. He is coeditor of Transitional Justice in the Asia Pacific.
"Overall, Kim's book works well as a case study of a little-researched butfascinating quest for justice, and will be of interest to both historians ofKorea's recent past and political scientists studying how truth commissionscan successfully be established even decades after the commission ofatrocities.The suggestions and implicationsthat Kim draws from his research are largely sensible, and provide the basisfor further research... I was left wantingto learn more about this aspect of Korea's modern history, which is surelyone sign of a successful text." -Andrew Wolman, Pacific Affairs Journal (December 2016) "Hun Joon Kim's well-researched and clearly written book-the first on the subject in English-will be welcomed by scholars in Korean studies. Those who are interested in transitional justice will also find The Massacres at Mt. Halla illuminating and relevant."-Gi-Wook Shin, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, coeditor of History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories "The Massacres at Mt. Halla by Hun Joon Kim is a fascinating and important study of the Jeju 4.3 truth commission that examines its development and impact. Kim's analysis is informed by a careful historical examination of the events under investigation by the truth commission, as well as the truth commission process and its aftermath. This book is marked by rigorous archival research, judicious attention to the secondary sources, and a series of interviews with key players in the process. It also contains profound insights that should be of great interest to scholars of transitional justice and truth commissions."--Bronwyn Leebaw, University of California, Riverside, author of Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change